Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup
Life is Beautiful Festival announces the official lineup and programming details for its highly-anticipated sophomore year. Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world's top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. Expanding in both longevity and in scope, this year's festival will feature nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of the newly revived Downtown Las Vegas, with unexpected art installations and several Culinary Villages.
"Life is Beautiful is about inspiring people. It's about offering messages of hope and encouragement through a unique experience," said Life is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry. "We've been so fortunate to work with the world's most talented and authentic set of musicians, chefs, artists and speakers, who will once again join us in Downtown Las Vegas for an unforgettable weekend, and we are thrilled to finally let the world know who we're showcasing in 2014."
Music is Beautiful
Over the course of the three days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including:
Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio , A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Head and The Heart, Panic! At The Disco, Matt & Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tune-yards, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Dizzy Wright, St. Lucia, Trampled By Turtles, Galantis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Paper Route, Rusty Maples, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream, Rabbit! and more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.
Food is Beautiful
Led once again by an esteemed advisory board comprised of more than a dozen world-class chefs, Life is Beautiful's culinary programming will feature its popular Culinary Village experience - this time multiplied and integrated more seamlessly into the overall festival footprint - and will feature the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer as well as curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine, and spirits from some of the world's most distinguished mixologists, wine makers, and brewers. Also featured for guests' pleasure will be the intimate Chefs On Stage demonstrations where guests can get an up-close and personal look at chefs' techniques and inspirations.
The lineup of culinary talent participating in this year's festival includes:
Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl - Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta - Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller - Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity - Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC, Adele's Nashville - Board Member), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes), Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room - Board Member), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V's, Made.LV - Board Member), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai - Board Member), Donald Link (Cochon, Herbsaint, Butcher, Peche - Board Member), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck - Board Member), Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck - Board Member), Larry Forgione (Conservatory at Greystone, Culinary Institute of America), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao's Restaurant Group), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Bryan Forgione (Buddy V's), Mike Minor (TruckUBarbeque), Madison Cowan (Madison Cowan LLC) and more.
Grills & Guitars: Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
Grills & Guitars, the festival's official kick-off party, will usher in another year of Life is Beautiful on Thursday, October 23 starting at 7 pm at Gold Spike (217 Las Vegas Blvd North). Showcasing celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, live music, beer, wine and cocktail tastings, this walk-around culinary event will once again be the most talked-about food event of the season. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, Grills & Guitars will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flame-kissed fare that satisfies all the senses. The VIP event is a separately ticketed, exclusive and intimate outdoor experience. Participating chefs and restaurants include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V's, Made.LV), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao's Restaurant Group), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai), Palm Restaurant, Andiamo and more.
Grills & Guitars Tickets are $175 plus fees, and will be available at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.
Art is Beautiful
Art is Beautiful offers an urban-inspired immersive experience for a new generation of art and entertainment enthusiasts. By eliminating the velvet ropes and formal museum environment, Life is Beautiful's art programming allows festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas' progressive art scene. Building on 2013's success, this year will include more street art installations, large-scale murals, fine art displays, and performance art. A list of the participating artists will be announced soon.
Learning is Beautiful
The Learning is Beautiful speaker series is designed to bring together inspiring and informative speakers from around the world to share their ideas and passions. This annual series is an ideal compliment to the festival's art, culinary and music pillars. Festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to enjoy poignant talks by critically acclaimed speakers from various fields while also enjoying the many other activities and entertainment Life is Beautiful has to offer. The Learning is Beautiful speaker lineup will be announced soon.
Life is Beautiful's official 2014 Lineup video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/-yhvbraluag.
Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on Thursday, June 26th at 10 am PT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautiful.com. Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.
General Admission Tickets:
Special Three Day: $199.50 plus fees; Advance Three Day: $225.00 plus fees; Regular Three Day: $249.50 plus fees
VIP Three Day: $595.00 plus fees
VIP tickets include the following:
Exclusive VIP lounge with shade and lounge seating
Enhanced viewing areas at Main Stages
VIP restroom facilities
Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
Parking & Shuttle Passes
PARK & RIDE passes are available from World Market Center (465 S Grand Central Parkway #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106) at a fee of $39.50 per person in vehicle. Price includes round-trip shuttle rides to and from the festival grounds for the entirety of the event.
SHUTTLE PASSES from the Las Vegas Strip to the festival grounds and back are also available for $39.50 per person for a 3-day pass. Pick up and drop off locations will be shared at a later date.
All passes will be available for sale on www.lifeisbeautiful.com.
Tables & Cabanas
Wynn Nightlife, the industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, is collaborating with Life is Beautiful to enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP service. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards for exceptional VIP experience in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. Inquiries can be sent to email@example.com.
2014 Sponsors & Partners
Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick's Gin, Jim Beam, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.
About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company's projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.