The Glitch Mob, Kid Ink added to X Games Austin
X Games Austin expands its robust competition and music lineup with three musical acts and two Major League Gaming competitions added to the event, taking place June 4-7. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames.
Major League Gaming returns to X Games Austin, as two invitationals for the first time -- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2). Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game, played in matches involving two teams of five players. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a military science fiction war thriller first-person action game, played in matches involving two teams of four players. Teams invited to participate in both game tournaments will compete for X Games medals over the three-day event.
The Sound Factory stage powered by KUTX has added performances by EDM artist The Glitch Mob, multi-platinum rapper Kid Ink and alternative rock band Joywave.
The Glitch Mob, currently one of the most popular electronic acts, is a Los Angeles-based trio of Justin Boreta, Ed Ma and Joshua Mayer. In 2014, the group released their sophomore album, Love Death Immortality, at No. 1 on the Billboard dance/electronic songs chart. They followed with the 2015 release of Love Death Immortality Remixes.
The perfect mix of producer and rapper, Kid Ink dropped his first independent album with 2012's Up and Away, which spawned the mainstream breakthrough song "Time of Your Life." In 2013, Kid Ink signed to Alumini Music Group/88 Classic/RCA Records, and he released his breakout album My Own Lane. He followed with 2015's Full Speed, featuring collaborations with artists including Usher and R. Kelly.
After a string of independently released and critically-acclaimed EPs, Joywave made their major-label debut in 2014 with the release of How Do You Feel?, featuring the infectious hit "Tongues", followed by opening slots with The Killers, St. Lucia and a breakout performance at Lollapalooza. The band has been featured on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" while their current single "Somebody New" is quickly climbing the alternative radio charts. Joywave is currently on tour with Bleachers and will release their full-length album on April 21.
The final Super Stage performer and complete music schedule for X Games Austin will be announced in early May.
Included in the $109 three-day X Games Experience ticket are access to six festival villages -- The Galleria, The Torchy's Tacos Playground, Sound Factory, Next X Parks, Gaming Shack and The Garage, offering activities and entertainment for the whole family including go-kart racing, skate and BMX interactive parks, sports games, food and retail offerings and more.
A special hospitality offering is now available through our Gold Lounge program including private air-conditioned hospitality area for insiders to relax and recharge, food and drink for purchase and daily hosted happy hours with complimentary beverages and tastings from some of Austin's finest restaurants. Please contact the Circuit of the Americas group sales team at 512-301-6600 to purchase.
ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live X Games Austin competition, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.