Got a need for speed — and some rockin’ music? You can get a big dose of both at the GRIDLIFE Alpine Horizon at the Pikes Peak International Speedway (PPIR). Speed meets sound when the motorsports music festival returns to PPIR, Sept 9-11, for its fourth year. It will bring a blend of on-and-off track motorsports events, high-caliber car showcases and two nights of ripping hip-hop, emo and rock music.
This year’s lineup includes debut headlining performances by emo-trap pioneer Trippie Redd, legendary emo-rock band Taking Back Sunday, hard-hitting hip-hop/metal blenders City Morgue, and genre-blending pop-punker Sueco. Underground rapper Xavier Wulf will return to the festival as a veteran performer and will bring his personal vehicle with him to show off.
Before the musicians take to the stage, local and professional drivers zip and drift down the course. Drivers also tackle some special off-road events, such as the Rally Sprints on the site’s 2-mile dirt track as well as the off-road skills course. Also, returning this year are the NighShift sessions.
Fans can expect drift cars to make their appearance in between musical acts, creating a vibrant laser show with their tire smoke on the colorfully lit track. And you don’t have to be a professional driver to get in on the fun. There are limited spots for novice and grassroots drivers to get behind the wheel.
Other festival events and experiences include a full video-game barcade, car shows, rc-drifting, crazy cart drifting course, camping, food vendors. You also don’t want to miss the Time Attack Track Battle, where racers take on the track, racing the clock for speed supremacy.
Think of GRIDLIFE Alpine Horizon as a music festival at high speed. It all takes place Sept. 9 -11 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, south of Colorado Springs. Please click here for more information about GRIDLIFE Alpine Horizon and check out alpinehorizonfestival.com for tickets, lineup information and more.