ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen Snowmass
About X GamesWinter X Games returns to Aspen January 28 - 31, 2016. Be there as more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowmobile throw down in four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in action sports. Winter X Games is completely FREE to the public so don’t miss your chance to witness legends and Olympians live at Buttermilk Mountain.
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Competition SchedulePlease visit xgames.com for the most updated schedule. Schedule is subject to change.
Where: Aspen Snowmass, Colorado. All competitions will be held at Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen Snowmass.
When: Jan. 28 – Jan. 31, 2016
What: The annual winter action sports competition features athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. The event includes day and evening competitions and is free to the public.
More than 125 athletes will compete from all over the globe in Snowboard and Skiing in France for the second year of Winter X Games Europe.
X Games Music Performances
deadmau5: Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers. Enjoying international chart success with his singles, he has also released five critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist performed at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards as part of its first-ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2012, making him the first electronic artist featured on the magazine's cover. His long-awaited 2015 tour is currently making its way across the globe and new music is in the works for 2016.
DJ SNAKE: Born in France but recently relocated to Miami, DJ/producer William Grigahcine, a.k.a. DJ SNAKE, has taken the Festival/Electronic music scene by storm. His world-wide #1 hit, 'Turn Down For What,' a collaboration with Lil Jon, was the best-selling electronic music single of 2014, earning the video four MTV VMA nominations, including a win for "Best Direction" and a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. DJ SNAKE shows no signs of slowing down in 2015. Currently climbing the charts is the hit single, 'You Know You Like It,' his collaboration with AlunaGeorge. Another hit currently topping the charts is the first single from Major Lazer's new album, 'Lean On,' a collaboration between DJ SNAKE and Diplo.
KYGO: Hailed by Billboard magazine as the 'the next EDM superstar,' Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists in quick order. Having established himself as a household name thanks to his widely popular remixes, sell-out shows in North America and Europe as well as headline performances at festivals including TomorrowWorld and Findings, KYGO signed a worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment in September. His first original track 'Firestone,' released at the end of 2014, has now amassed over seven million plays across SoundCloud and YouTube and over 40 million plays on Spotify, peaking at #4 in the worldwide Spotify chart.
NAS: The son of famed jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas created what's widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time with 1994's "Illmatic" at just 20 years old. Just two years later, Nas released "It Was Written," with singles 'Street Dreams' and 'If I Ruled the World' vaulting him into mainstream success. Two decades later, Nas remains an incendiary and outspoken rapper on the recently-released "Life is Good," his tenth album and sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200. The collection also received four Grammy nominations and most recently he released a feature-length documentary, "Time is Illmatic," following the span of Nas' career.
Run The Jewels: El-P and Killer Mike, the distinctive American rap duo, continue to exceed expectations with their critically-lauded live performances and recordings, the latest of which, RTJ2, topped year end lists at Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, and more. Well known for their energetic live sets, they are currently on tour in North America on the Jewel Runner Tour.
Twenty One Pilots: BLURRYFACE, Twenty One Pilots' latest album, opens a new chapter in the Columbus, Ohio-based band's story. The album - which follows the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun's Fueled By Ramen debut, VESSEL -- debuted earlier this year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at number one. Twenty One Pilots are currently on their sold-out headline Blurryface World Tour and have spent much of the past year performing mainstage sets at international festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Japan's Fuji Rock Festival, Belgium's Pukkelpop, and Montreal's Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts. Twenty One Pilots' new single "Stressed Out" is rising quickly at Alternative radio outlets nationwide while its companion video has scored over 20 million views and counting at Twenty One Pilots' official YouTube channel.
Website: For general information log on to the official public X Games site at www.xgames.com. For media information and photos to download log on to www.ESPNEventMedia.com.
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