Fortress Festival: What You Need to Know

Fortress Festival is back in Funkytown.

» For the third year, Fortress Festival merges some of the indie scene’s hottest acts with local musicians in the Fort’s bustling Cultural District. And, with local star Leon Bridges headlining, this year’s festival is sure to bring a hodgepodge of hippies, hipsters and home-grown music fans out of the woodwork.
If you’re planning on attending, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know.

The festival takes place April 27 – 28 at the Fort Worth Cultural District.

How much are tickets, and where can I buy them?
Two-day general admission tickets are selling for $109, which will eventually increase to $119. Single-day passes are currently going for $69. Visit the Fortress Festival website,, to purchase the tix.

What about parking? Any alternative transportation methods?
You can park, but it’ll probably be a pain. The paid lot, for which you can purchase a parking pass before the fest, costs $15 per day and is located at Farrington Field. The best way to get there is to hop on Bus Route 2, which travels every 15 minutes and stops in the Cultural District.


Alchemy Pops

Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Elixer Coffee

Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar


Righteous Foods

Salsa Limòn

Shawarma Point


It’s late April in North Texas, so unless you want to become dehydrated and/or sunburned, we recommend bringing the following:

• Sunscreen
• An empty water container (CamelBaks are prohibited)
• Sunglasses and hats
• Beach towels or blankets for sitting (don’t block the view of others with your lawn chair)
• Bug spray


Saturday Sunday
Rae Sremmurd
Bobby Sessions
Abhi The Nomad
Gio Chamba
The Cush
Medicine Man Revival
Solar Slim
Adrian Stresow
Cardiac the Ghost
Leon Bridges
Tank and the Bangas
Red Shahan
The Bright Light Social Hour
Sailor Poon
War Party
Luna Luna
Meach Pango

Highlight = Fort Worth musician