Life is Beautiful, the annual Las Vegas music, arts and food festival that takes over downtown for three days each fall, just announced its 2016 lineup, with an edgy, eye-grabbing clip that kicks off with a car exploding. (The video was produced by Critical Focus and directed by Ryen McPherson, who’s also directed videos for Mercy Music and the Dirty Hooks.)
The big names on the bill for the fourth installment of the event, which is slated to kick off Sept. 23 and run through Sept. 25, include Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, the Lumineers, G-Eazy, the Shins, Flume, Jane’s Addiction and Bassnectar.
The lineup is rounded out by a number of laudable emerging artist like Galantis, Raury, Jack Garratt, Alunageorge, Seven Lions, Gramatik, along with critically acclaimed acts like Leon Bridges and Kamasi Washington, heritage bands like Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind, and a slew of other noteworthy names like Die Antwoord, City and Colour, Tegan and Sara, Crystal Castles, Excision, the Naked and Famous, Bloc Party and Pete Yorn, and local acts like the Lique and Brumby.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now. For general admission, three-day passes range from $265 to $285, while three-day VIP passes range from $615 to $655. Payment plans are also available and can be paid in four installments. An all-in VVIP pass, which includes access to the All-In Lounge, which offers complimentary beer, wine and spirits, a pair of meal vouchers per day, a separate viewing area and a gift bag, can be picked up for $2,495. The full lineup for the festival is listed below.
Life is Beautiful 2016
Downtown Las Vegas – September 23-25
Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, G-Eazy, The Shins, Flume, Jane’s Addiction, Bassnectar, Leon Bridges, Chromeo, Young The Giant, Jimmy Eat World, Die Antwoord, Tegan and Sara, ZHU, Third Eye Blind, Duke Dumont, Dirty Heads, Bloc Party, Galantis, The Temper Trap, Crystal Castles, Kehlani, KONGOS, Excision, City and Colour, Snakehips, AlunaGeorge, The Naked & Famous, Gramatik, Banks and Steelz, Bob Moses, Seven Lions, Atlas Genius, Keys N Krates, Warpaint, Band of Skulls, Kaytranada, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Snails, Iration, Raury, Oh Wonder, The Wombats, Pete Yorn, The Strumbellas, Bomba Estereo, The Heavy, Nothing But Thieves, Jess Glynne, Jack Garratt, Ghastly, Bishop Briggs, Mr. Carmack, Highly Suspect, LANY, Gryffin, Finish Ticket, Autograf, NF, Mija, Hey Marseilles, Lewis Del Mar, Rezz, Sir The Baptist, CID, The Shelters, Spag Heddy, Aazar, Coast Modern, Anevo, Durante, Aaron Jackson, Brumby and the Lique