Festival co-creator Alec Jhangiani announced Wednesday that the two-day, two-stage weekend of joyful noise will take place April 28-29 of next year.
Presale passes are on sale as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, at substantial discounts from 2017 pricing, for those who reserve before the lineup is announced later this year. General admission weekend tickets cost $79, and VIP weekend tickets are $169 for those who reserve early. Last year, two-day passes cost $105 for general admission and $275 for VIP.
Fortress Festival’s inaugural edition pulled in over 9,000 attendees, according to Jhangiani’s release, with headliners Run The Jewels and Purity Ring, and California hip-hop and electronic producer Fling Lotus pulling in the largest crowds.
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Each of those three have made significant announcements since Fortress Fest. Run The Jewels’ “Legend Has It” was used in the teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” which is due out in theaters in February 2018.
The preeminent hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P also added a Dallas date to their ongoing U.S. tour Monday. Run The Jewels will play the South Side Ballroom on Oct. 17. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., via LiveNation.
Purity Ring, which holed up in its native Edmonton, Alberta, earlier this year to work on its third studio album, released a “stand-alone” song and accompanying music video for the surprise “Asido” on social media on Monday as well.
Meanwhile, Flying Lotus released Friday the graphic gross-out horror film “Kuso,” which reportedly sparked mass walk-outs when shown at the Sundance Film Festival.
Festival organizers set the bar high with the 2017 lineup, which also included Peter Hook & The Light, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Austin synth prodigies S U R V I V E. Jhangiani and festival co-creator Ramtin Nikzad are targeting the end of the year for a 2018 lineup announcement, Jhangiani said in an email.