The Black Keys took the stage in Hunter S. Thompson-worthy souvenir Las Vegas visors to strike a little fear and loathing in anyone averse to cranked amps.
Portugal. The Man returned to Life is Beautiful with a much higher profile after also playing the fest during its opening year of 2013.
R&B changeling Janelle Monae returned to Life is Beautiful on Saturday after playing the festival’s inaugural year in 2013.
Australian indie dance troupe Rufus Du Sol closed the Bacardi stage on Saturday with synth-driven anthems big as the night sky above.
Wayne Newton’s participation with The Black Keys was set up secretly, to maximize the impact of the Strip legend’s arrival.
Miley Cyrus, fashioned in black leather and dropping with silver chains, swept into Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.”
Icelandic indie folk quintet Of Monsters and Men brought a “Fever Dream” to Life is Beautiful when they hit town for the first time since the release of their new album.
Billie Eilish, Portugal. The Man and fast-food-themed seesaws highlight Life is Beautiful day one.
Eilish’s performance at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday was a highlight in the iHeartRadio Music Festival outdoor show, tucked between the two night-time productions at T-Mobile Arena.
Returning as a Life is Beautiful headliner once again, this Chicago hip-hopper hit Vegas for the first time in support of his new album “The Big Day,’ his debut physical release.