The Festival Fistful: Life Is Beautiful Festival
Things are heating up in Sin City for Life Is Beautiful September 21-23 when the hottest names in music descend upon downtown Vegas. Life is Beautiful is a festival held annually in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. From the moment the gates open, the Life Is Beautiful festival is a celebration, uniting people who love music, art, food and ideas. And when you put that many like-minded individuals together in the streets of Downtown Las Vegas, there’s a surge of electricity that courses through the city: positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive, and transformation occurs.
Experience the stages, dance to the music, hear stories, try the food, hug a new friend, explore the art and meet people who will change your life. These are the best days of our lives. Get a healthy handful of jams in our Festival Fistful for Life Is Beautiful. Our top 5 picks for the weekend in Las Vegas!
There’s a certain level of greatness that must be recognized when you talk about anything involving Pharrell Williams. Besides being an alien that hasn’t aged a day since his mid-20’s, this international superstar has crafted theme songs for animated movies, brought “bathing apes” into the public vernacular, played onstage with Stevie Wonder, and sang about jumping on cop cars in his youth. His production duo The Neptunes with Chad Hugo has more hands in classics than you probably know and after adding Shay Haley as the third member, this in your face hip-hop/rock n roll hybrid has paved the way for many of today’s biggest crossover stars.
The PNW duo of ODESZA is a perfect retort for anyone who says electronic music lacks soul. These two have headlined their own tours for years after coming out on top of the “future” electronic sound that gripped electronic music after the death of big room sonics. Their soundscapes are enormous, with moments of the performance that can be described as cinematic, inspiring, heartbreaking and euphoric. Their drone display at Coachella 2018 was one of the most incredible sights seen in the live music setting.
Death Cab For Cutie
Sticking with the Seattle sonics, Death Cab For Cutie is out playing festivals in 2018 in support of their latest release Gold Rush. Ben Gibbard & Co have been a staple of the indie rock scene for about 2 decades and their introspective, melancholic, thoughtful lyrics and delicate production have made life-long fans of millions.
After starting his career from a shroud of mystery with the release of a Trilogy of edgy, sexy hip-hop/R&B cuts, The Weeknd has blossomed into a full blown pop superstar. His mainstage performances are captivating and are a karaoke of today’s biggest hits. His beautiful falsetto carries out over huge crowds and Las Vegas will be in for a party when he comes through… maybe with some special appearances?
Before there was even a hint of Mumford & Sons’ folky twangs, there was Arcade Fire. The band has been described as “indie rock, art rock, dance-rock, and baroque pop.” They play guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy, and take most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows. All the band’s studio albums have received nominations for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammys and Funeral is widely considered by music critics to be one of the greatest albums of the 2000s. If you need more reason to see them live, see the video above.
Life Is Beautiful Lineup