Hip hop chart-topper Nicki Minaj will be the headline performer for ESPN’s 2015 X Games Austin, set for early June 2015, X Games officials announced Monday.
Minaj, touring in support of her third full-length album “The Pinkprint,” told Hollywood news website TheWrap.com that she looks forward to “channeling the energy and spirit from the X Games into a performance Austin will not forget.”
X Games also said Talib Kweli, Pennywise and Deltron 3030 are set to grace the Sound Factory Stage at the X Games, a smaller side stage for entertainment acts.
The X Games are scheduled for June 4-7 at The Circuit of The Americas in Austin.
It’s the second year that Austin has hosted the extreme sport showcase. In its inaugural year in 2014, X Games attracted roughly 160,000 attendees, according to numbers from event organizers. Austin will host the X Games through at least 2017.
Michael Theis is the Austin Business Journal’s digital editor.