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The world’s premier action sports competition debuts July 13-16 for its first year at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. The event will feature an all-encompassing youth culture experience, including more than 200 of the world’s best action sports athletes competing for medals and prize money in BMX, Skateboard and Moto X disciplines.
In addition to the sports, the X Games interactive youth cultural festival, X Fest, and world-class musical performances from A Day To Remember on Friday, July 14, Flume on Saturday, July 15 and Minneapolis’ own Atmosphere will also be part of the event. All three musical performances will take place at the Commons stage, located outside U.S. Bank Stadium.
Tickets will start at $20 for general admission. Multi-day admission and several levels of hospitality and suites are also available for purchase. For the first time in the X Games’ history, limited floor access will be made available, offering guests an opportunity to get as close to the action as the athletes without actually competing. Tickets are available now at www.xgames.com/tickets
On Thursday, July 13, X Games Minneapolis will kick off with its first two medaled competitions: BMX Vert and Skateboard Vert, beginning at 5 p.m. CT. All guests are welcome to the U.S. Bank Stadium Plaza free of charge to see the world’s best BMX riders and skateboarders compete for medals and cash prizes. Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing will also take place on Thursday, July 13 with more details forthcoming.
Medalists from X Games Austin 2016 who have sport disciplines returning in 2017 will receive an early invite to compete in the X Games Minneapolis 2017 event.
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Sport Disciplines
|Big Air||Big Air||Best Trick|
|Big Air Skateboard / BMX Doubles||Big Air Skateboard / BMX Doubles||Best Whip|
|Park (M & W)||Dirt||Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing|
|Street (M & W)||Dave Mirra’s Park Best Trick||Freestyle|
|Vert||Park||QuarterPipe High Air|
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Music
From Left to Right: A Day To Remember, Flume, Atmosphere
- A Day To Remember – Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember’s releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts. They’ve also sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours (including their own curated Self Help Festival), amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them “An Artist You Need To Know.” In other words, their creative process has worked and worked well. http://adtr.com/
- Flume – Flume, aka 25-year-old Australian producer Harley Streten, was a quiet kid in high school before releasing his self-titled debut album in 2012. “Shock” plays a significant role on his often-outrageous second album, Skin. Released in May 2016, the musician’s wildly eclectic follow-up is a meticulously crafted, vivid universe of big emotions woven into a densely cinematic whole. With good reason – its creation mirrors the complex rush of sensations that came with sudden success. Announcing headline shows to celebrate the release of Skin in May, Flume sold out all 300,000 tickets of his world headline tour, including more than 80,000 headline tickets in Australia alone. His stretch through the US included closing the outdoor stage at Coachella 2016; drawing 70,000 to his Lollapalooza slot; multiple sold out nights at The Shrine in LA, the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco, and iconic sell-outs at Red Rocks CO and Forest Hills NYC. https://flumemusic.com/
- Atmosphere – Over their twenty-year career, Atmosphere has managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula. Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug’s music has evolved in a way that differs from many of their peers and predecessors: Ant has continued to define Atmosphere’s sound, ranging from upbeat and fun to the oft more iconic, moody and personal while Slug has been consistently successful in leveraging his understanding for the power of words. The impact of Atmosphere’s music has been the root to their long-term success—starting with their first official album, 1997’s Overcast, and continuing through to 2016’s seventh studio album Fishing Blues—but their continued rigorous touring and performance schedule has been the vessel for engraining these stories and the legacy of the music into their fan base. With their passion and creative spark as illuminate as ever, the pair prove they still have plenty of stories to tell. http://rhymesayers.com/atmosphere
*PLEASE NOTE: The musicians scheduled to perform at X Games Minneapolis are subject to change.
Tickets for X Games Minneapolis 2017 will be available for purchase today, January 27, beginning at 9 p.m. ET at http://www.xgames.com/tickets. General admission tickets start at $20 with VIP, one-day and three-day experiences, and music options offered.
To get your limited edition X Games Minneapolis 2017 t-shirt, please visit http://xgamesmerchandise.com/.
ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 18.5 hours of live X Games Minneapolis 2017 coverage, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Additional coverage of sports and music will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Following X Games Minneapolis 2017, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Saturday, July 22 as part of the World of X Games series.
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