Friday, December 13, 2013 , Updated 3:06 p.m., January 24, 2014
UPDATED: Untapped Festival brings beer and music back to Fort Worth in March
The fest will return to Panther Island Pavilion, as predicted.
FORT WORTH Untapped indie music and craft beer festival will return to Fort Worth for a second year on March 8, continuing the success of one DFW’s best festivals.
Musical headliners include English trio The Joy Formidable, singer/songwriter Allen Stone, English singer Kate Nash, hip hop act People Under the Stairs, and indie folksters The Felice Brothers. Local support comes from Quaker City Nighthawks, Sam Lao and Topic. This is the preliminary lineup, and more bands will be announced “very soon,” according to Arlington-based production company Spune, which curates the festival.
Untapped is also pleased to announce line-up additions of Kate Nash, “old school” and a special collaboration between Dallas hip hop newcomers, Sam Lao and –topic.
[UPDATE: The fest will return to Fort Worth's Panther Island Pavilion, which we named as one of 2014's "it" places.]
No word yet on where the fest will be held. In 2013, the festival took over Panther Island Pavilion near the Trinity River. It was a quaint backdrop for the sudsy soiree where food trucks posted up under bridges spanning the river, though the space became increasingly crowded as the afternoon wore on.
“Fort Worth is still the highest attended event to date and we’re glad to be back,” said organizer Matthew Harber in a press release.
Untapped festival grew leaps and bounds in 2013. The inaugural fest took place in the west Dallas neighborhood of Trinity Groves in September 2012, selling out to an overwhelmingly supportive crowd. Since then, Spune partnered with Paste magazine to expand the festival to Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta and Nashville. Dallas also hosted a second Untapped in September, which we thought was bigger and better than its predecessors. It even spawned a smaller spin-off fest in Denton called Canned, where all the craft beers were served out of cans.
Last spring, CNN dubbed the Untapped one of the country’s best beer festivals.
Tickets for Untapped Fort Worth 2014 are currently on sale in three tiers: concert plus beer tasting, ($35), concert only ($26), and VIP with access rare tappings ($60). Prices will increase Monday, December 23. For more information, check out the Untapped Festival website.
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