Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 18, 2014
Sure Kanye West and Pretty Lights might be the big music draws at the X Games Austin, but KUTX 98.9 FM, Austin’s all-music public radio station will be hosting three days of local bands on the Austin Music Experience stage. The X Games contacted KUTX looking for a partner to host a stage representative of the Austin scene and program director Matt Reilly says the station jumped at the opportunity.
"One of the main parts of KUTX’s mission is connecting," Reilly said via email this morning. "In other words, we want to connect artists with new audiences. We want audiences to connect with each other and of course we want to have a strong connection with an ever-growing audience not just in Central Texas but around the globe. I think hosting a stage of incredible local talent in front of a truly international audience is an amazing opportunity and we’re very grateful for it."
The X Games Austin take place from June 6-8 at the Circuit of the Americas. More information.
Here’s the lineup for KUTX’s Austin Music Experience stage at the X Games Austin:
Fri 6/61:15 pm – Featherface4:15 pm – Leopold and His Fiction7:15 pm – Black Pistol Fire
Sat 6/71:15 pm – Magna Carda3:15 pm – English Teeth5:15 pm – Black and White Years7:15 pm – Not In The Face
Sun 6/81:15 pm – Mirror Travel3:15 pm - Emily Wolfe5:15 pm – Little Radar7:15 pm – My Jerusalem