SXSW 2018: Get your sneak peek inside Fader Fort and check out the lineup

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Fader Fort, that most beloved of side venues that calls Austin home during South by Southwest, opens up on Wednesday. Just like last year, it’s a guest-list-only event, with invitations sent by email. If you didn’t get your golden ticket (or you did and you’re impatient), we got a sneak peek on Tuesday inside the Fort’s new home on East Seventh Street.

There is, of course, that black-and-white stage you’ve come to know and respect.

(Eric Webb photos/American-Statesman)

There is also the “Jack Daniel’s Salon Barbershop,” featuring local guest barbers and a complimentary “Jack-inspired hairstyling or cut.” There’s a wheel you can spin, too, to help make that tough decision a little easier/more rock ‘n’ roll.

As promised, there will also be paddle-powered fun from Spin, a ping pong social club with locations across the country, including one opening in Austin later this spring at 213 W. 5th St.

There will also be an activation from New Balance celebrating the “iconic New Balance 574 sneaker and its original grey colorway.” And drinks. Don’t forget the drinks.

Here’s Fader Fort’s 2018 lineup. Performance times will be announced each day, and so will “special guests.” If there’s one thing Fader Fort has traditionally loved, it’s “special guests.”

Wednesday March 14
Knox Fortune
Billie Eilish
Speedy Ortiz

DJ sets by:
DJ Sober
Kitty Cash

Thursday, March 15
Molly Brazy
G Perico
Snail Mail
YBN Nahmir
Soccer Mommy
Bun B

DJ sets by:
Sonny Digital

Friday, March 16
Mimicking Birds
Courtney Marie Andrews
Now, Now
Pale Waves
BlocBoy JB

DJ sets by:
Angel + Dren
Osh Kosh
OG Ron C


Author: Eric Webb

Eric Webb is a web producer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. He blogs about Austin culture, pop culture and anything that lives on the Internet.

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