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The Fader Fort will celebrate 16 years in Austin, Texas for SXSW with four days of live performances.

From March 15-18 artists include Young M.A., Cardi B, Downtown Boys, Lizzo, Kap G, and more.

In a return and nod to The FADER’s inaugural showcase in 2001, this year’s The FADER FORT is relocating to a new, intimate venue at 1209 East 6th Street (Volcom Garden) for an exclusive experience that features some of the most influential names in music, art, and culture.

Maintaining the enthralling energy and true spirit of music discovery unique to The FADER FORT, this year’s event offers invited fans the rare opportunity to be a part of a special experience, reminiscent of its legendary roots, in a multi-use, indoor and outdoor space for the arts. Further details including additional artist performances and on-site activations to be announced at a later date.

The FADER will once again share exclusive content via live stream from The FADER FORT on TheFADER.com. For the first time, The FADER will host daily video recaps, with comedian Zack Fox providing an insider’s look at The FADER FORT this year. Fans around the world are invited to experience The FADER FORT by tuning in for performances on stage, exclusive interviews including artist-on-artist discussions, as well as intimate, behind-the-scenes moments captured on TheFADER.com/FORT. In addition, content will be available throughout the day across The FADER’s social channels including Facebook Live and Instagram.

“The FADER FORT always brings the mission of The FADER to life, showcasing the emerging artists we champion and the lifestyle that surrounds it,” said Andy Cohn, President and Publisher of The FADER. “With our new location this year, which offers the same incomparable spirit of authenticity and discovery of previous FADER FORTs, we’re able to give our longtime supporters unparalleled access to artists and creators, resembling the original, intimate feel of The FADER FORT that is almost impossible to find anywhere else. ”

Toyota returns this year as the exclusive automotive sponsor, providing an opportunity for guests to be transported into the world of the unknown. This unique experience includes the interactive RAV4 infinity mirror video booth, allowing attendees to create their own video using the RAV4 backup camera, a colorful motif lounge backdrop for selfies, and customized pins and toiletry bags as a takeaway. Be sure to head over to Toyota’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages (@ToyotaUSA, @ToyotaShowcase, and @ToyotaLatino) to check out their exclusive content from The FADER FORT.

“Toyota is passionate about supporting creative innovators and emerging artists in music and art, which is what THE FADER FORT represents,” says Nancy Inouye, national media director, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “We look forward to delivering a creative and interactive experience featuring the RAV4 at this year’s festival for fans who are seeking new adventures.”

Toyota will also donate $25,000 to MyMusicRx as part of the #ToyotaGiving initiative. MyMusicRx, who returns to The FADER FORT this year with its 5th annual YOU WHO! Rock Show for Kids presented by Toyota on Thursday, March 16, is the flagship program of the Children’s Cancer Association, that features an in-hospital program including bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument and iPad lending from mobile music carts, and live concerts from national recording artists.

The FADER, the publication that originally brought The FADER FORT to Austin in 2001, has been credited with bringing early performances of then unknown acts including The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith, and more to the stage early on in their careers. In addition to dozens of DJs, musicians, and custom programming throughout the venue across all four days, The FADER FORT will also feature:

For up-to-date announcements, more information and to be the first to hear further news, check out www.TheFADER.com/FORT, and follow The FADER on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/TheFADER, Instagram, www.Instagram.com/TheFADER, Snapchat, @FADERsnaps and Twitter, www.Twitter.com/TheFADER.

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