For the producers of the upcoming Life is Beautiful Festival, the event’s namesake is much more than a simple platitude. Life is Beautiful was created to celebrate the multiple facets of culture that make life worth living; namely music, food, art, and learning/expressing new ideas. This inaugural year of L.I.B. will take place October 26-27 throughout a giant 15 block section of Downtown Las Vegas.
If you visit the L.I.B. website (lifeisbeautifulfestival.com) you can see that this festival is beautiful. The site’s visually pleasing aesthetic is only outshined by the eclectic lineup that it displays. As far as music goes, Life is Beautiful is easily on par with huge mega festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, cherry picking some of the best acts from both of this year’s festival lineups. Any type of music you can imagine is represented in this lineup from EDM (Pretty Lights, Zedd) and Indie Rock (Portugal The Man, Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit) to Livetronica (Big Gigantic, STS9) and Hip Hop (Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt) L.I.B. has it all.
Life is Beautiful festival also boasts a lineup of superstar chefs like Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), Scott Conant (Chopped), Michael Symon (Iron Chef America), and many many more. These celebrity chefs will be serving up food, doing demos, and giving talks about how they got to where they are today.
L.I.B. has wisely utilized it’s position within what may be the performance art capital of the world to land some of the world’s most celebrated performance artists, Cirque du Soleil. Performers from their numerous showcases (Zumanity, Beatles Love, O, etc) are slated to exhibit Cirque’s unique brand of aerial acrobatics and costumed trickery. They will also be joined by magician Criss Angel, muralist Zio Ziegler, as well as a TBA lineup of artists and art installations.
The entire “learning” lineup of speakers will come out in August, Life is Beautiful sold out it’s 3 levels of early bird tickets in less than a day. There are still plenty of 2 day GA and VIP passes available, but I suggest that you grab yours quickly before they eventually sell out and your life becomes markedly less beautiful.