Unge Ferrari, Philip Emilio & Arif Also Featured; Additional Musicians to be Announced
The inaugural X Games Oslo event will feature musical performances headlined by Yelawolf on Saturday, Feb. 27, during the Big Air event lineup in downtown Tøyen in Oslo, Norway. The event will also feature performances by Unge Ferrari, Philip Emilio & Arif and additional artists to be announced. The concerts and Big Air events will be bundled as a single ticket which will grant fans entry to all concerts and Big Air events on Saturday evening. Tickets are now available at www.billettportalen.no.
The X Games Oslo event will highlight the rich music, art and cultural elements of the city of Oslo. In addition to the musical performances, fans can enjoy an opening art show by local artists Broslo, who are the creative force behind the X Games Oslo creative design. The Big Air location at Tøyen is a reflection of the city of Oslo with the combination of city and green space, modern look and rich cultural offerings.
Born in Gadsden, Alabama as Michael Wayne Atha, Yelawolf was born of Atha’s unconventional upbringing and exposure to both country music and hip hop. After releasing three mixtapes from 2005-2010, Yelawolf struck a chord with 2010’s Trunk Muzik, amassing a strong fan base as well as a deal with Interscope Records. His career now on the fast track, Yelawolf signed with Eminem’s Shady Records in 2011 and released Radioactive, debuting at number 27 on the Billboard 200. Yelawolf was named one of XXL’s “Top 11 Freshman of 2011.” This past year, Yelawolf released his passion project—fittingly titled Love Story—which was recorded entirely in Nashville’s Blackbird Studios and executive produced by Eminem. A rootsy, country-tinged rock album brimming with strong lyricism, the album’s first single, “Till It’s Gone,” premiered last September on the popular FX drama Sons of Anarchy.
“I can’t wait to come back to Norway and rock,” said Yelawolf. “X Games always brings a rowdy crowd … It’s gonna be a blast!”
Nora Collective artists Unge Ferrari, Philip Emilio and Arif will perform together at X Games Oslo. One of the most exciting artists in the Norwegian music scene, singer/rapper, Unge Ferrari recently released his debut album Til Mine Venner, which landed him a Norwegian Grammy nomination. A progressive Norwegian artist, Philip Emilio’s mix of rap and R&B can be heard on his new single “Bi$a.” In 2015, Arif released “HighEnd/Asfalt,” a mix of sweet pop and real-life rap lyrics that earned him a Norwegian Grammy nomination.
All music performances will be streamed live to fans in the U.S. via WatchESPN and to fans in Europe via ESPN Player.
*PLEASE NOTE: The musicians scheduled to perform at X Games Oslo are subject to change.
Additional information on X Games Oslo 2016 will be forthcoming on http://xgames.espn.go.com/xgames/oslo/ and http://www.tv2.no/sport/xgames for fans or on www.espnmediazone.com and http://www.tv2.no/sport/xgames/infofor media only.
U.S. Media: Grace Coryell X Games, +1 310-642-1519; firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwegian Media: Lars-Einar Petterson SAHR Concepts, +47 93 44 88 27, email@example.com
European Media: Laura Crompton Hopscotch, +44 (0) 203 239 3480, firstname.lastname@example.org