Life Is Beautiful rolls a lucky seventh year in downtown Las Vegas, with its 2019 edition taking place Sept. 20-22 and featuring yet another stacked lineup, this year topped by Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monáe and dozens more.
More than 70 musical artist will be joined by visual and other artists including House of Yes, Pod Save America, Desus & Mero, and Jonathan Van Ness alongside world class food and beverage offerings and a curated selection of international artists.
Tickets, including VIP and hotel packages go on sale starting Thursday April 25 at 10 a.m. PST. Full ticket details, from single day admissions to the “All-In” VIP experience and payment plans, can be found at the Life Is Beautiful website.
Life Is Beautiful has grown dramatically from its 2013 inaugural two-day event, with a capacity of about 23,000 featuring hometown heroes The Killers and second-day headliners Vampire Weekend. It has since expanded to three days, and last year played to 158,282 for a gross of $19,528,148 reported to Pollstar.
In fact, Life Is Beautiful has grown just about every year since its launch. In 2018, the festival was granted an increase of 22% to 55,000 (and from the box office report, managed to squeeze in a few more). The 2019 edition will max out at a 175,000, 3-day capacity, according to the lineup announcement.
Life Is Beautiful, with promotion partner Another Planet Entertainment, has always had at its heart the aim of helping to transform downtown Las Vegas, which for a time languished in the shadow of the glitzier, shinier and newer Las Vegas Strip a few miles south.
Since its inception, Life Is Beautiful has contributed more than $350 million in economic impacts and cultural capital to Sin City.
Taking place across about 18 city blocks, the festival is “driven by its core mission to create a holistic experience which aids in positive community transformation and individual empowerment by collectivizing and inspiring through shared experience driven by art and culture.”
Last year’s edition featured The Weeknd, Arcade Fire and Florence + The Machine.