The X Games returns to Europe on May 16-18 in the culturally rich city of Barcelona, Spain. As impressive as the city's art and architecture -- not to mention the all-star invite list for Skateboard, BMX and Moto X -- is the trio of performers set to hit the X Fest Stage at Poble Espanyol through the X Games MUSIC showcase.
On Saturday, May 18, the lights will first hit Spanish rapper Nach, revered as a Spanish-language ambassador to hip-hop. He's been in the game since 1994 and has collaborated with such high-profile American artists as Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique. Nach was nominated for a 2012 Goya Award for Best Original Song, completed a Latin American tour the same year and is working on his seventh album, to be released in November 2013.
Nach's set will run from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. CET (Barcelona time) and his set will be webcast live on XGames.com from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
Following Nach is none other than Grammy Award-winning American rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, who needs little in the way of introduction. This will be 50's second time moving an X Games crowd, having played a special show at X Games Aspen 2011. "I'm very excited to return to the X Games this year," he says. "I'm looking forward to performing and experiencing the competitive action of the games."
50 Cent's set will run from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. CET (Barcelona time) and will be webcast live on XGames.com from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.
Closing down the night after 50 Cent will be electronic dance-music producer Zedd, whose latest album, "Clarity," reached #1 on the iTunes Dance Chart and was the biggest first week for an EDM record in the last 10 years. More-mainstream listeners may recognize his credit for producing the track "Beauty and a Beat" with Max Martin for Justin Bieber's third album.
Zedd's set will run from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. CET (Barcelona time) and the first three songs of his set will be webcast live on XGames.com starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets for X Games Barcelona 2013 are available for purchase at http://www.ticketmaster.es/nav/landings/es/deportes/entradas-x-games-barcelona/entradas.html.
All X Games MUSIC performances are subject to change and final confirmation.