FORTRESS FESTIVAL 2019 ANNOUNCES ANCILLARY EVENTS,
INCLUDING YOGA AT INDIGO YOGA, PRE-PARTY AT DEEP ELLUM BREWERY IN DALLAS,
& SILENT DISCO FROM OUTDOOR VOICES
PLUS TOUR DE FORTRESS FEAT. PUBLIC BIKE RIDE WITH FORT WORTH MAYOR
TO KICK OFF DAY 1 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27
— THIRD ANNUAL MULTI-GENRE MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNING ON APRIL 27-28 TO FORT WORTH, TX —
FORT WORTH, TX (March 26, 2019) – Fortress Festival, Fort Worth’s premiere music festival, unveiled today their alternative programming for the third annual event, including a festival pre-party, exciting activities, meetups, and more. Two-day, single-day and VIP tickets are on sale now at www.FortressFestival.com.
To kick things off, anyone interested can attend special Fortress-themed yoga classes at Indigo Yoga on Friday, April 5. There will be two classes – one starting at 4:30 p.m. with another class at 6:15 p.m. – featuring former Fortress Festival performer and DFW-native Ronnie Heart spinning his own mix of Fortress Festival artists, along with a live performance from Fort Worth-native and aspiring artist Devi. After the second class, there will be food and drinks available for purchase until 8:30 p.m. The yoga classes are FREE for Indigo Yoga members and cost just $25 for non-members, so be sure to contact Indigo Yoga at 817-735-9642 to reserve a spot in advance. For $10, attendees can also grab a swag bag full of Fortress Merch.
On Sunday, April 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. the fest will host their Official Festival Pre-Party at Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Dallas tap room. In addition to drink specials, attendees will have the opportunity to pick up their wristbands, as well as purchase official festival merch and tickets to the fest.
Continuing the tradition set in the fest’s inaugural year, both the GA and VIP Fortress Festival passes offer free access to the Modern Museum of Fort Worth’s award-winning galleries and exhibits. New this year, this benefit will be extended to include the week prior to the festival, beginning on Tuesday, April 23 and continuing through Sunday, April 28. During the festival, the Modern’s galleries will remain open until 9:00 p.m. for Fortress pass holders after they close to the public at 5:00 p.m..
On Friday, April 26, just a day before the festival begins, Fortress Festival’s own co-founder, Alec Jhangiani, will participate in Visit Fort Worth and Texas Music Office’s inaugural Texas Sounds and Cities Conference as a panelist for the “Fort Worth Rising: Is the Indie Music Scene Achieving Liftoff?” panel, along with hip-hop artist Lou Charle$; singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay; and Amy Miller, program director for KXT 91.7. Conference-goers will have the opportunity to join these notable music industry professionals as they discuss and celebrate the local Fort Worth vibe, the diversity it offers, and the collaborations taking place in the city known as the first official “Music Friendly City” in Texas.
To kick off Day 1 of Fortress Festival 2019, attendees are invited to Tour de Fortress – a very special bike ride led by Fort Worth’s very own Mayor Betsy Price and hosted in partnership with Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, and Outdoor Voices. The ride starts at noon on Saturday, April 27 and begins at Mellow Johnny’s, followed by the first stop on the route at Deep Ellum Brewery Co.’s Fort Worth tap room where festival goers will also have the opportunity to pick up their wristbands. From there, the Mayor will lead the tour to the festival gates, officially beginning the two-day music celebration.
The Tour de Fortress and Fortress Festival will also mark the debut of Fort Worth Bike Share’s new electric-assist bicycles. These bikes – with battery-powered motors – will be available for Fortress Festival attendees to try out on their way from the parking at Farrington Field to the festival grounds.
Following Saturday’s bike ride, before the first band takes the stage at the festival, Outdoor Voices and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, along with Fortress Festival, will host a silent disco in the sculpture terrace at the Modern. The class will begin just after 2:00 p.m. and last 30-45 minutes, giving everyone time to walk back to the festival grounds and catch the first act as they take the stage.
Make sure to RSVP to all of the upcoming events using the links below:
Yoga at Indigo Yoga: www.facebook.com/events/341011806533047
Pre-Party at Deep Ellum Brewing in Dallas: www.facebook.com/events/1096553217184091
Tour de Fortress: www.facebook.com/events/2312139335671806
Silent Disco: www.facebook.com/events/306468583373840
The full music lineup for Fortress Festival 2019 has been released and includes a variety of acclaimed Texas-based performers alongside national headlining acts, including Leon Bridges, CHVRCHES, Khruangbin, Rae Sremmurd, Tank & The Bangas, Tinashe, Superorganism, Bobby Session, and more. For the full and daily lineup, visit www.FortressFestival.com.
Single-day passes cost just $69 and $169 for GA and VIP, respectively; while two-Day GA passes are still available for $109. There are also an extremely small allotment of regular two-day VIP passes still remaining for purchase for $229; VIP passes are on pace to sell out in advance! VIP perks include exclusive events, preferred viewing areas, free parking, expedited entry, exclusive food and drink offerings, dedicated lounges and restroom facilities, discounts on Modern merchandise, memberships, programs, and additional amenities that will be announced in the weeks ahead. Festival parking passes are also available online for just $17 per day or $30 for a two-day pass.
New this year, Fortress Festival has a two-day Platinum VIP for $1,850, which gives pass-holders access to an exclusive elevated side-stage viewing platform at the main stage to ensure the absolute best view of all music performances throughout the festival weekend, a dedicated Platinum Lounge on site in the Fortress Festival VIP area, and complimentary food and beverages. Single-day Platinum VIP passes will go on sale closer to the festival dates.
In partnership with the internationally acclaimed Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fortress Festival 2019 will again offer music lovers from North Texas and across the country a boutique music festival experience celebrating music, art, and culture. Similar to last year, the event will take place in the highly renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth – home to some of the most lauded art museums in the country, including Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Kimbell Art Museum – and will be entirely housed within the spacious lawn adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum, featuring two outdoor main stages with non-overlapping sets to ensure fans are able to catch every minute of each performance on each main stage.
Fortress Festival was created by and continues to be 100% independently produced by Fortress Presents, a Fort Worth-based independent production and promotions company founded in 2016 by North Texas natives Alec Jhangiani and Ramtin Nikzad, whose former accolades include helping to establish the Lone Star Film Festival and the Lone Star Film Society in Fort Worth. The Fortress Presents team last year expanded its staff and diversified its offerings beyond the flagship festival to now include a diverse portfolio of branded events along with event production and marketing services.
This will mark the third annual Fortress Festival, which cumulatively has played host to over 20,000 total attendees across the event’s first two years. Since inception, Fortress Festival has welcomed to its stages a variety of high-caliber music talent from Texas and around the globe, with previous acts including Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, RZA, Slowdive, The Voidz, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Peter Hook & The Light, tUnE-yArDs, Houndmouth, Chicano Batman, Whitney, Jay Som, SURVIVE, and many others.
Fortress Festival would like to thank their 2019 partners who have helped make this third annual event possible, including presenting partner The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; stage sponsors Dickies and Seagram Company Ltd; as well as AlphaGraphics; Common Desk; Deep Eddy Vodka; Don Julio Tequilas; Topo Chico; Music Water; Higginbotham; The Bomb Factory; UNT Health Science Center, and Visit Fort Worth.
Stay tuned as additional festival details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.FortressFestival.com. Be sure to follow Fortress Fest on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FortressFestivalTX, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @FortressFest for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #FortressFestival2019.
ABOUT FORTRESS FESTIVAL:
Founded in 2016, Fortress Festival has become the premier music festival in North Texas. The two-day festival takes place each April in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The festival is a partnership between Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. For more information, please visit www.FortressFestival.com.
ABOUT THE MODERN:
Chartered in 1892, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. A new home for the museum, designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, opened in 2002 and features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, a 5,600-square-foot education center, and a state-of-the-art auditorium. The collection is comprised of nearly 3,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. All major, international movements are represented, including Abstract Expressionism; British, German, French, and American Pop; Color Field Painting; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Post-Minimalism; New Image Painting, and Neo-Expressionism. For more information, please visit www.TheModern.org.