FADER FORT returns and adds fireside chat programming

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FADER FORT is back for three days of performances in East Austin and this year is adding fireside chat programming in collaboration with Spotify Premium for the first time.

The invite only event starts on March 13 and is a showcase for emerging artists. It's returning to the same spot it was in last year at 1501 Eat 7th Street.

This year's lineup is as follows:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13:
Barrie
Black Belt Eagle Scout
LuckI
Japanese Breakfast
Mike Krol
Rico Nasty
Sir Baby Girl
Yung Baby Tate

DJs: 
DJ Rosegold
Oblig
Angel & Dren

THURSDAY, MARCH 14:
10K.Caash
Charly Bliss
Empath
Dreezy
Novelist
Pink Sweat$
Q Da Fool
Big Boi

DJs:
Chester Watson
Domo
OG Ron C

FRIDAY, MARCH 15:
Another Sky
Cherry Glazerr
IDK
Hoodrich Pablo Juan
Lil Gotit
Megan Thee Stallion
Novo Amor
Omar Apollo
Queen Key
Sasami

DJs:
Smiles Davis
Ballers Eve with DJ Osh Kosh

In years past the event has featured performances by Cardi B, Bishop Briggs, Dua Lipa and appearances by Drake, Future, Erykah Badu, Tyler,The Creator and more.

A new addition this year to the event is programming at the event for Spotify Premium subscribers. Subscribers will also get a few special perks as well.

The programming starts on March 15 and will feature friends of FADER speaking on a variety of topics. The programming is as follows:

11:30 a.m.: Beyond Diversity: What does representation mean now? 

Mainstream culture has shifted to embrace and encourage diversity, but what happens next? Some of the music industry’s most powerful minds gather to analyze systemic obstacles in the music industry, and help visualize a better future.

Hosted by FADER Social Media Director Juliana Pache in conversation with: 

  • Kei Henderson, 21 Savage’s Manager
  • DJ Osh Kosh, Artist
  • Modi, founder Trillectro

12:20 p.m.: On the Pulse: Defining what’s cool

With the accessibility of music and wider culture on the rise, these tastemakers have mastered the art of curation. Find out how they navigate through the noise to keep their fingers on the pulse.

Hosted by FADER Senior Editor Lawrence Burney in conversation with: 

  • Rico Nasty, Artist
  • Katie Garcia, Head of A&R for Secretly Canadian
  • Andrew Barber, Founder, Fake Shore Drive

You can get more details about FADER and its SXSW event here.