Score 2 VIP Passes and More to Fortress Festival!

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Thu March 01, 2018 | 11:45 AM

One of the coolest up-and-coming festivals in North America is Fortress Festival, a music and art festival in Forth Worth, Texas, that combines a hyper-curated lineup with the finest art collections at Fort Worth's renowned art museums.

While lineups from most music festivals these days read like near carbon copies of one another, Fortress Festival's 2018 lineup is refreshingly female forward and rife with surprises. From Courtney Barnett, tUnE-yArDs, and Rapsody, to Hurray For The Riff Raff, Waxahatchee, Jay Som, Bedouine, and Pearl Earl, there is plenty of girl power to enjoy. In terms of lineup gems, there's hip-hop pioneers De La Soul and RZA, psychedelic tropicalia outfit Chicano Batman, soul wizards Lee Fields & The Expressions, and many more to check out. So many festivals celebrate art with onsite works, but few (if any) bring the music to the art – and even fewer music festivals incorporate museums into their stages and grounds. It is this aspect that helps Fortress Festival stand out from the rest.

“From the very beginning, when we decided to do this, our first choice was doing it in the cultural district, and working with the Modern,” founder Ramtin Nikzad explained to Everfest last year. “In addition to the Modern, you have the Amon Carter and the Kimbell there so people can even come in early and walk around that whole area, go into any of those galleries and then come into the festival. The Modern is even open to passholders after hours so people can go from the stage to walking into the galleries.” 

Because we love it so much, we're excited to giveaway a cool prize package to one lucky winner. He or she will receive TWO 2-Day VIP Passes, Artist Lounge Access, Fortress Festival Merch, and an Everfest Premium Membership that will get you exclusive deals to festivals for an entire year! Enter by April 11, 2018, to be eligible.

Everfest's Fortress Festival Giveaway (Contest on

Fortress Festival goes down April 28-29, 2018. Not feelin' lucky? Get VIP at GA prices, GA at early bird prices, and more with Everfest Premium.

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