X Games Aspen 2020 announces music lineup
Today X Games 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.
The X Games Aspen 2020 music lineup (by-day) is as follows:
Friday, January 24
Saturday, January 25
Sunday, January 26
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. These accomplishments have seen him takeover some of the festival circuit's biggest stages at Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Creamfields just to name a few.
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.
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.
In conjunction with X Games, Belly Up Aspen will host ILLENIUM on Wed., Jan. 22, Alesso on Fri., Jan. 24, Rae Sremmurd on Sat., Jan. 25 and Bazzi on Sun., Jan. 26. X Games weekend marks 15 years of live music at the iconic venue.
Featured on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of "BEST CLUBS IN AMERICA," Belly Up Aspen is a 450 capacity music venue at the base of Aspen Mountain. Booking over 300 live concerts a year, they've featured musical talents such as LCD Soundsystem, The Chainsmokers, The Killers, Kygo, Snoop Dogg, Martin Garrix, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, Justice, The Raconteurs and many more. Tickets for all Belly Up Anniversary Weekend Shows available at 2 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 27 at bellyupaspen.com.
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.
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.