The FADER Fort was the place to be Friday, March 18, 2017, at SXSW . Friday signaled the beginning of the end of the two week festival and conference held in Austin, Texas. Initially the event started off as conference with a heavy focus on technology, film, and indie artists but as time and popularity grew, the event brought forth some of the music world's biggest sponsors and acts.
Yesterday, The FADER Fort hosted performances by D.R.A.M., The Japanese House, Lizzo, Kyle, Shy Glizzy, Tommy Genesis, Goon, Khalid, and Dams of the West on the main stage, with DJ sets by Zaytoven, Huw Stephens, and Diamond Kuts. Young M.A. made an appearance and sat down with the FADER team for an interview, D.R.A.M. closed out his set with a live band accompanying him as he performed Broccoli and walked through the crowd, and Kyle went crowd surfing with an actual surfboard (surfbort–sorry, had to get that out).
Catch the fort's live stream all day today and see the moments you missed in the slideshow below. I've seen 2 Chainz perform live and the energy is unmatched. Good choice to close out the fort tonight. Have a favorite SXSW moment? Chat me up on Instagram and twitter.
Today's lineup at The FADER FORT
Saturday, March 18th 2017
2:15PM KODIE SHANE
3PM PWR BTTM
3:45PM NEF THE PHARAOH + OMB PEEZY + SOB X RBE
4:20PM CARDI B
4:55PM JACOB BANKS
5:35PM BJ THE CHICAGO KID
6:20PM YOUNG M.A.
7:40PM 2 CHAINZ