Deadmau5, Nas, Run the Jewels to Thrash Winter X Games Stage
Deadmau5, Nas and Run the Jewels lead the musical lineup for the 2016 Winter X Games, set to take place January 28th through 31st at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado.
Nas and Run the Jewels will kick off the X Games’ official concert series on January 28th at 8 p.m., while the rest of the weekend will feature performances from Twenty One Pilots, DJ Snake and Kygo. A complete schedule is below.
Tickets for the individual gigs are available on the X Games website and most cost $35 for general admission and $50 for preferred access. For Saturday’s doubleheader with DJ Snake (early set) and Deadmau5 (late set), GA tickets for the individual shows cost $25 and $50, respectively, and $40 and $65 for preferred; a GA ticket for both shows costs $65, and $80 for preferred. A six-show general admission All-Music pass is available for $150, while a preferred version runs for $200; the latter includes access to a private entrance, preferred viewing, restrooms and a cash bar.
Preferred access to the concerts is also included as part of a four-day platinum pass, which comes with various perks at the games and competitions, and retails for $1,799. As always, though, general admission to X Games events and competitions will be free to the public.
Along with the shows at Buttermilk Mountain, the 450-capacity Aspen venue Belly Up will host the same acts over the course of the week: Nas on Wednesday, January 27th, Twenty One Pilots on Thursday, the 28th, Run the Jewels and Kygo — as the early and late shows, respectively — on Friday, the 29th, Deadmau5 on Saturday, the 30th, and DJ Snake on Sunday, the 31st. Tickets for those concerts are available on the Belly Up website.
Both the Winter and Summer X Games have been ramping up their music offerings in recent years. Metallica headlined the festivities in Austin this June along with Nicki Minaj, Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, Pennywise, Deltron 3030, Joywave and Glitch Mob.
Metallica also partnered with the Glitch Mob for a remix of “Lords of Summer” — an eight-minute cut they debuted at a show in Bogotá, Colombia last summer — that served as the Summer X Games’ theme song. The metal heroes also offered up a professionally mixed recording of their headlining X Games set, donating all proceeds to efforts to assist victims of the Central Texas floods earlier this year.
Winter X Games Concert Schedule at Buttermilk Mountain
January 28 — Nas and Run the Jewels @ 8 p.m.
January 29 — Twenty One Pilots @ 9:30 p.m.
January 30 — DJ Snake @ 4:30 p.m.
January 30 — Deadmau5 @ 9:30 p.m.
January 31 — KYGO @ 3:30 p.m.