X Games Austin Books Kanye West, Flaming Lips

Man cannot survive by extreme sports alone. Sports fans headed to the X Games in Austin will need some music to go along with the skateboarding, BMX, Moto X and 4Wheels. The 2014 lineup features Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights and more.

The inaugural X Games Austin is set for June 5-8 at the Circuit of The Americas with the festival portion of the event scheduled June 6-8.

Following the 2013 debut of the X Games Music Presents series, organizers say the X Games on-site experience will be better than ever this year thanks to a full festival atmosphere “complete with live music, athlete autograph sessions, pit access, Austin’s world-renowned food and drinks, interactive village for fans of all ages and more.”

The lineup also includes Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller, Gary Clark Jr., Dillon Francis, Mayer Hawthorne, Bad Religion, Wavves and FMLY BND. Plus, Cash Cash, Candyland and other acts will do their thing in the EDM Tent.   

The headline performances will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Additional sets will be featured at one of the multiple other stages, which include a local artist stage and dance hall.

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“X Games Austin 2014 will be a four day sports, music and lifestyle festival,” said Scott Guglielmino, sr. vice president, programming and X Games, ESPN. “The best athletes, competing at the highest levels remain the core of X Games. But we’re incredibly excited about being able to create a full-scare festival around that, which celebrates some of the other elements of the X Games lifestyle – music, festival, family, food and fun.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. EST. A presale for fans registered through XgamesAustin.com will be held earlier that day at 9 a.m. EST.

For more information click here for X Games Austin’s website.