Soon. Just a few more sleeps.
That's about as specific as we can be in pin-pointing when we'll know which acts are playing Fortress Festival 2018. Year 2 of Fortress Fest is going down April 28 and 29 in the Cultural District.
"Next week" is the plan for announcing the lineup for the festival's second installment, said Trey Hicks of Giant Noise, the festival's public relations firm.
A party to celebrate the lineup is scheduled Friday, Jan. 26, so it would be useful if the announcement was made before then. Select Fortress Fest 2018 artists will play for the crowd at Fort Worth's Blackhouse venue Friday, and DJs Blake Ward and Ronnie Heart will spin music from those who aren't able to make it.
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Admission to the party is $5, all of which will goes to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fortress Festival-goers will remember the Modern as the site of one of the festival's two stages. The other will once again sit on the lawn by the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Once the lineup is announced, tickets will go back on sale on the festival website. All pre-sale tickets are sold out.
Last year, in Fortress Fest's inaugural campaign, more than 9,000 concertgoers traipsed across the Cultural Center's grounds to see sets from the Quaker City Night Hawks, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Slowdive, Peter Hook & the Light, Wolf Parade, SURVIVE, Flying Lotus and others. Hip-hop bangers Run the Jewels turned in an electrifying headlining performance on Day 1, and Canadian synth duo Purity Ring headlined Day 2.