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Life Is Beautiful Festival

With another festival in the books, we take a look back on our favorite photos from LIB's 2014 installment.

Photos: Best of Life Is Beautiful 2014

October 31st, 2014

With another festival in the books, we take a look back on our favorite photos from LIB's 2014 installment.

  • Music

    The inaugural festival succeeded largely on the strength of surprise. This time, there could be no replicating that initial burst of wonder.

  • Fine Art

    The art component of Life Is Beautiful hit visitors with a multi-sensory wallop, the kind of one-two audio/visual punch taking over the streets outside.

  • Music

    It was worth attending just to see Brian Burton (also known as DJ Dangermouse) perform live.

  • A&E

    Our photographer turned her camera on festival-goers as the sun set over Life Is Beautiful.

  • Music

    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

  • Music

    While the quirky musical twists didn’t always match up with the smooth vocals, the production as a whole delivered.

  • Music

    What went down on the Vegas festival's third day?

  • Music

    Frontman Alex Turner can even make singing about a vacuum cleaner sultry.

  • A&E

    Courage, toughness and Superman undies. This is learning at LIB.

  • Music

    And the electronics never overwhelmed the live percussion during the dance-pop act's evening performance.

  • Music

    This was the most Vegas set of Life Is Beautiful—and it was stunning.

  • Dining

    RM Seafood's lobster roll and Sicilian-style slices from Metro. Yum.

  • Music

    A set full of head-turners, complete with a "Try a Little Tenderness" homage to Otis Redding.

  • Music

    The DJ brought his badass spaceship booth and delivered what sounded like a Vegas megaclub set.

  • Music

    Either way, this band was a festival highlight.

  • Music

    The Brit quartet's tunes would have been more enjoyable in the light of day.

  • Music

    The LA-based rock band toned down the pageantry and schtick.

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    The much-demanded app is finally here! So now what?

  • Dining

    The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...

  • Music

    The fire-shooting mantis has finally found its purpose.

  • Music

    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

  • Music

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  • Music

    A model of the festival site reveals positions of City of Rock and six performance stages.

  • A&E

    Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.

  • A&E

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  • Dining News

    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • A&E

    A massive conga line to the tune of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling"? Oh yes they did.

  • A&E

    Festivals + flip-flops = Bad. Sitting once in a while = good.

  • Reviews

    And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • Nightlife

    The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.

  • A&E

    Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Dining

    One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Reviews

    Las Vegas has had its share of ambitious barbecue joints over the years, but this might be the one.

  • Fine Art

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,