Today X Games has announced the musical lineup for X Games Aspen 2020, the world’s top winter action sports, music and festival experience, taking over the iconic base of Buttermilk Mountain, January 23-26. The 2020 winter edition will further its 23-year legacy of providing a home for the world’s best athletes positioned alongside a top-tier billing of urban and electronic musical talent. Tickets are available for purchase now at XGames.com/tickets.
Leading the X Games Aspen 2020 lineup is Grammy nominated producer and electronic music titan Alesso. Over the years the Swedish star has collaborated with chart topping acts like Calvin Harris, Usher, David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and more, while delivering a bevy of genre bending solo work. In 2014, Alesso released “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring Tove Lo, which reached #1 on Billboard’s US Dance Club and #11 on the Top 40. These accomplishments have seen him takeover some of the festival circuit’s biggest stages at Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Creamfields, to name a few. Continuing a big year of critically-praised releases, the Swedish progressive powerhouse collaborated with the fast-rising mystery producer SUMR CAMP to deliver a high energy deep house Dance track “In The Middle,” ready for clubs round the world. Garnering 27 Spotify New Music Friday playlists worldwide along with instant radio adds, the track is already becoming a fan favorite.
Larger than life hop-hop duo Rae Sremmurd will make their X Games Aspen debut this January with their high energy antics and certified platinum trap anthems. Brothers Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee rose to fame by way of their breakout single and subsequent cultural touchstone ‘No Flex Zone’ under the Ear Drummer Records banner. The track earned them instant status amongst hip-hop royalty with remixes from Nicki Minaj and Pusha-T and co-signs from the likes of Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Juicy J and more. This rise to fame earned them pivotal performances at the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards and The Tonight Show, furthering their takeover of the highest ranks of urban and mainstream music alike. It was with level-heads and widespread industry support that the duo released their first album ‘SremmLife’ in 2015 which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hip-Hop chart, followed by the six week, Billboard chart-topping, #1 single, ‘Black Beatles’ – the 6x platinum record that catapulted the duo into global superstardom.
Diverse musical programming continues with melodic bass producer ILLENIUM. Leading the live electronic music renaissance with adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, complexity, and emotional depth, ILLENIUM has developed a new sphere in which sound design can be crafted and experienced. This dedication to pushing sonic boundaries is put on full display in his live show, which incorporates keyboards, drum pads, and cutting-edge lighting and visuals, all of which combine to create an immersive experience. The show has touched down at globally renowned events like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, EDC, Decadence, Electric Forest, Paradiso, Coachella and many more. Last month, ILLENIUM’s third full-length album ASCEND dominated charts, capturing the premiere spot on Billboard’s Top Dance Albums Chart and iTunes Top Dance Albums Chart.
R&B/Pop superstar Bazzi will round out the X Games Aspen 2020 lineup with his captivating lyricism and infectious melodies. One of the biggest breakout artists as of recent, Bazzi catapulted into mega-status with his massive #1 hit “Mine,” now certified three-times platinum. Bazzi solidified his spot as music’s most promising newcomer with his follow-up hit “Beautiful” featuring chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello. Both tracks are found on Bazzi’s breakthrough debut album, ‘COSMIC,’ which has been streamed more than three billion times. Bazzi supported his back-to-back hits with performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The TODAY Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards – as a “Best New Artist” nominee. This year, Bazzi has stepped up his game with a nomination for Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, a lauded debut to forty-thousand fans at Coachella, collaborations with Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, 6lack, and Tyga, and the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, ‘Soul Searching.’
Tickets for X Games Aspen 2020 offer fans a unique experiential fusion of globally leading action sports competition and world-class musical offerings at the GEICO Music Stage. While admission to the action sports competitions and festival village are free to the public, tickets to X Games musical performances start at just $25. Fans wanting to experience all four days of action sports and music, an all-music GA ticket is available for $120. Fans purchasing before Dec. 5 will have the opportunity to access the best ticket-price options.
X Games also offers several premium options for fans looking for added amenities, an up-close experience, heated viewing and more.
For the premium action sports viewing experience – the XIP Pass – grants access to the exclusive XIP tower at the base of the SuperPipe. The XIP tower offer guests complimentary gourmet food, beer and wine and the best views of the competitions at X Games Aspen. XIP pass holders will also be treated to athlete meet and greets, a private tour of the SuperPipe and a limited-edition piece of merchandise. The four-day XIP pass will also include Diamond Club music access, while daily XIP passes will grant GA access to the day’s concerts. The first 50 people to purchase four-day XIP and four-show Diamond Club passes will receive a limited-edition X Games Aspen stainless steel thermos.
For the premium music experience, the Diamond Club provides fans access into the Diamond Club Lounge with deluxe accommodations in addition to heated, elevated viewing at the music stage. This pass grants expedited access into the music venue and access to a private cash bar.
X Games has teamed up with Aspen Ski Company to offer a limited number of College X Pass + Music. College students with a valid student ID have the opportunity to enjoy X Games competition, skiing and snowboarding at ASC’s famed mountains and – new to this year’s pass – X Games Music for just $200. College X Pass holders will receive GA access to all four concerts at Buttermilk Mountain, as well as a two-day lift ticket valid at any of Aspen’s four mountains.
The X Games Aspen 2020 music lineup (by-day) is as follows:
Friday, January 24
Saturday, January 25
Sunday, January 26
Belly Up Aspen, in partnership with X Games, will host ILLENIUM Wednesday 1/22, Alesso Friday 1/24, Rae Sremmurd Saturday 1/25 and Bazzi Sunday 1/26. X Games weekend marks 15 years of live music at the iconic venue. Tickets for all Belly Up Anniversary Weekend Shows available at 2pm on Friday 9/27 at bellyupaspen.com.
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