X Games Aspen 2019 announces music lineup
X Games Aspen will host musical performances by Lil Wayne, Louis The Child, The Chainsmokers and Kygo alongside competition among the most progressive winter athletes in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, on January 24 - 27 all at Buttermilk Mountain. More than 75 Olympians return to the biggest stage in action sports, competing in 17 disciplines televised live across the globe on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and international syndication partners. Fans can also follow X Games across digital and social media platforms to watch behind the scenes, athlete curated and complementary content that enhances the X Games Aspen 2019 telecasts.
With affordable and varied ticket options available now at XGames.com, fans can enjoy an X Games experience that best suits their style. While admission to the action sports competitions and festival village are free to the public, tickets to X Games musical performances start at just $20. 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. 3 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 Platinum Pass - grants access to the exclusive Platinum Tower at the base of the SuperPipe. The Platinum Tower offer guests complimentary gourmet food, beer and wine and the best views of the competitions at X Games Aspen. Platinum 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 Platinum pass will also include Diamond Club music access, while daily Platinum passes will grant GA access to the day's concerts.
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. New for 2019 is the X Games Athlete Experience where fans can hear from X Games superstars in an intimate Q&A and autograph session in the Diamond Lounge.
For the first time, X Games has teamed up with Aspen Ski Company to offer the 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 2019 sports and disciplines are as follows:
Big Air (M & W)
Slopestyle (M & W)
SuperPipe (M & W)
Big Air (M & W)
Slopestyle (M & W)
SuperPipe (M & W)
Snowmobile & Snow Bike
Snow Bike Best Trick
Special Olympics Unified
All medalists from X Games Aspen 2018 who have sport disciplines returning in 2019 received an early invite to compete today. The first full round of invited athletes will be announced in the near future.
X Games Aspen 2019 will feature musical performances by:
Friday, January 25
Lil Wayne: Having sold millions of albums worldwide and garnered four GRAMMY awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically lauded artists in Hip Hop. Lil Wayne released his first project at the age of 12 and went on to release his first solo album in 1999 when he was just 17. He released his first installment of his legendary Tha Carter series in 2004 before releasing three others, including the landmark Tha Carter III in 2008. Lil Wayne also holds the record for the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a male solo artist with 109 entries, having surpassed the record previously set by Elvis Presley. His most recent studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was released in 2013 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 Charts. Last year, Wayne released FWA (Free Weezy Album) exclusively on Tidal, receiving ten million streams within the first seven days alone. Lil Wayne is also a celebrated author who released his memoir, Gone Till November, in October of 2016 chronicling his experience in Rikers Island. Outside of his iconic music career, Lil Wayne remains the CEO of his own Young Money Records, which will release Tha Carter V later this year.
Saturday, January 26
Louis the Child: Louis the Child is a Chicago-bred production duo comprised of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett. In 2017, they landed three singles on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart and earlier this year, landed at #58 on the first-ever Billboard Dance 100 artist rankings. This year has brought exciting new releases from the duo including collaborations with artists like Joey Purp and Quinn XCII, summer smash, "Better Not" feat Wafia, which peaked at number one on the U.S. iTunes Electronic charts and current single, "Dear Sense" with MAX. Now gearing up for their major North American Dear Sense tour, which kicks off on November 7, and the upcoming release of their Children At Play EP due October 19th on Interscope Records, Louis The Child continues to prove they're unstoppable. For more info please visit louisthechild.com
The Chainsmokers: Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers' signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms. Their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world, with three certified multi-platinum hits - four-time platinum hits, "Roses" and "Don't Let Me Down" and seven-time platinum and longest running number one single of the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 chart "Closer." In 2017, The Chainsmokers released their debut album, Memories...Do Not Open, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the group a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Something Like This". Early last year, the duo kicked off their residency at Las Vegas' Wynn hotel, which has already been extended through 2019. For more info please visit thechainsmokers.com
Sunday, January 27
Kygo: Since his emergence in 2013, the Norwegian-born producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Kygo has set the pace for electronic music innovation. Following the arrival of 2017's Kids in Love - which became his second number one debut on the Billboard Top Electronic Dance Albums chart - he released "Remind me to Forget," which reached 202.3 million Spotify streams and reached number 18 on the Top 40 chart. Returning to the studio, "Born to be Yours" kicked off the next chapter as Kygo heads towards his third full-length album. Continuing his tradition of success, Kygo has achieved over seven billion streams and made history as the first house music performer to perform at an Olympics Closing Ceremony when he performed at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. For more info please visit: kygomusic.com
In addition to the concerts at Buttermilk, X Games Aspen artists will play intimate club shows at Aspen's famed Belly Up. The 450-person venue will host Kygo on Thursday, January 24, The Chainsmokers on Friday, January 25, Lil Wayne on Saturday, January 26 and Louis the Child on Sunday, January 27.