X Games Aspen 2018 announces music lineup
Returning to Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen Snowmass, X Games Aspen will bring the world's top action sports and music stars together Jan. 25 - 28, 2018. X Games Aspen will also feature musical performances by LCD Soundsystem, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Method & Redman.
While admission to the action sports competitions and festival village are free to the public, X Games musical performances will require purchase of a ticket. Music fans can purchase a four-show general admission pass for $150 or a four-show preferred pass for $200, which include preferred viewing, a private entrance to the concert venue, dedicated preferred restrooms and cash bar.
New for the ultimate music fans at Aspen 2018, X Games will offer Diamond Music Club passes, which provide fans access to a heated premium viewing tent, heated outdoor patio at the GEICO music stage and complimentary beer and wine.
Also available to action sports and music fans are the four-day platinum passes, which allow access to the exclusive Platinum Tower at the base of the SuperPipe. The Platinum Tower offer guests gourmet food, beer and wine and the best views of the competitions at X Games Aspen. Platinum pass-holders also receive access to the Diamond Club for all musical performances, athlete meet and greets, a private tour of the SuperPipe and a limited-edition piece of merchandise. For an all-in X Games lodging and hospitality experience, please visit www.xgamestravel.com for full event experiences including hotel stays of various levels, all packaged professionally by Anthony Travel.
Who's playing at X Games Aspen 2018?
Returning to Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen Snowmass, X Games Aspen will bring the worlds top action sports and music stars together Jan. 25 28, 2018. X Games Aspen will also feature musical performances by LCD Soundsystem, Marshmello, Martin Garrix and Method & Redman. Here, XGames.com checks in with the music acts slated to perform at X Games Aspen 2018.
X Games Aspen 2018 will feature performances by:
Friday, January 26
• Martin Garrix: At just 21 years old, Dutch superstar Martin Garrix has become one of electronic dance's youngest phenoms. The young producer has made both Billboard's prestigious "21 under 21" as well as Forbes' "30 under 30" list, while he won a MTV European Music Award for Best Electronic Act and has been tapped by brands like 7UP and Tag Heuer to collaborate. Getting his start DJing his parents' parties, Garrix hit number one on the UK charts and double platinum status in the U.S. with "Animals" in 2013. Since then, Garrix has linked up with heavyweights including, Tiësto, Afrojack and Dillon Francis as well as played soundtracks to festivals all over the world, including Coachella, the main stage at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. In 2016, Garrix signed with Sony Music International and launched his own STMPD RCRDS label. He also took the number one spot on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs Poll and landed residences in Las Vegas and Ibiza. For more information please visit http://www.martingarrix.com/.
Saturday, January 27
• Method Man & Redman: Method Man & Redman are an American hip hop duo, composed of East Coast rappers Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). They are signed to Def Jam Recordings both as solo artists and as a duo.
Saturday, January 27
• LCD Soundsystem: LCD Soundsystem is currently touring in support of its fourth LP and first number one album, American Dream. James Murphy founded LCD Soundsystem in 2002, releasing the classic 12-inch single, "Losing My Edge," a relentless groove topped with a monologue cataloguing the trendsetting bands and rare records discovered by its protagonist in his younger, cooler prime. LCD's self-titled debut album followed in 2005, featuring the Grammy-nominated "Daft Punk is Playing in My House." 2007's Grammy-nominated Sound of Silver became the most critically-acclaimed album of that year on the strength of the anthemic "All My Friends"- hailed by Time magazine as one of the 10 Best Songs of 2007. LCD Soundsystem's third album, 2010's This is Happening was the band's first to break the U.S. Top 10. This Is Happening was supported by a massive world tour culminating in an instantly sold out marathon farewell show at Madison Square Garden, documented by the feature film Shut Up and Play the Hits and the audio compilation The Long Goodbye. LCD Soundsystem marked the end of its hiatus with the surprise 2015 "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" holiday single, followed by a 2016 tour featuring headline appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza and more. On September 1, 2017, the band released the record Esquire hailed as "the timeless, intricate album James Murphy's fans always wanted but never expected": American Dream. Preceded by the singles "Call the Police" and "American Dream" - both performed during the band's May 7, 2017, debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. For more information please visit https://lcdsoundsystem.com/.
Sunday, January 28 • Marshmello: Marshmello, the anonymous Producer/DJ is taking the music industry by storm. Becoming one of the fastest rising dance producers in history, his fan base ranges from children to adults who have helped him gather over two billion streams and over 300 consecutive sold-out shows worldwide. Marshmello catapulted his career with his official remix of Jack U and Justin Bieber's global hit "Where Are U Now", which collected over 36 million plays on Spotify & SoundCloud in less than six months. The masked producer's debut album, Joytime, charted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Albums on release day and landed in the Top five on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Marshmello's track "Alone" (Click HERE to watch the music video) propelled his monumental success with over 106 million Spotify plays and over 800 million video views, making it certified platinum in only one year. As the layers of mystery continue to surround the man behind the mask, there is no doubt Marshmello's rapid takeover of the electronic-sphere will continue to leave everyone wanting more. For more information please visit https://marshmellomusic.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 Method Man & Redman on Wednesday, January 24, LCD Soundsystem on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26, Martin Garrix on Saturday, January 27 and Marshmello on Sunday, January 28.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will televise a combined 15.5 hours of live X Games Aspen 2018 competition.