Now entering its 13th year, the Fader Fort will return to Austin March 12-15, with a renewed emphasis on “firsts,” including return performances from artists who made their magazine-cover debut with “The Fader” to emerging acts who will play the Fort for the first time this year. FKA Twigs, The Orwells, Jeremih and Isaiah Rashad are among the first-time performers who will take the Fort stage, with additional artists set to be announced in the days leading up to South By Southwest via The Fader’s Twitter account.
Also making an inaugural stop is Mazda, which joins presenting sponsor Converse and technology partner Dell as the official vehicle of the Fort. Additional sponsors and partners include Captain Morgan, Glass Is Life, vitaminwater and SiriusXM.
“It’s incredible how much The Fort has grown over the years, and even more exciting to look back at the list of artists that have appeared on our stage,” Andy Cohn, president and publisher of The Fader, said in a statement about the Fort’s 13-year anniversary as well as Fader’s own 15-year birthday this summer. “We want to celebrate that milestone in Austin with as many fans as possible.”