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Life Is Beautiful lineup includes The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons

The Killers will headline one night of Life Is Beautiful’s October music run.

Downtown's Life Is Beautiful Festival has revealed its inaugural lineup, and it includes two of the biggest bands ever birthed by the Las Vegas music scene. Topping the bill are The Killers, that multi-platinum-selling quartet that has headlined festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury. And one line down on the LIB poster sits Imagine Dragons, whose debut album, Night Visions, reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and currently sits at No. 13, 38 weeks after its release.

Co-headlining the two-day fest—scheduled for October 26 and 27—are Tennessee alt-rockers Kings of Leon, who have placed four singles at the top of the U.S. Alternative Singles chart. And joining Imagine Dragons just below the headliners: alt-rock icon Beck, electronic acts Pretty Lights and Empire of the Sun, indie popsters Passion Pit and reunited hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5.

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

The Life Is Beautiful lineup also includes: Childish Gambino, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Danny Brown, Dawes, Earl Sweatshirt, Andrew McMahon, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, Haim, Youngblood Hawke, Twenty One Pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Five Knives, Capital Cities, Cayucas, Cosmic Superpunch and Knocked Up Kids.

Life Is Beautiful also revealed its first wave of confirmed local acts: Most Thieves, Rusty Maples, Kid Meets Cougar, Same Sex Mary, Beau and the Outfit, The Dirty Hooks, American Cream, Crazy Chief, A Crowd of Small Adventures, Haleamano, Sabriel and Jordan Kate Mitchell, along with Reno's Moondog Matinee and Las Vegas DJs Shalvoy Music, DJ 88 and DJ ZO.

Also announced on Monday, the corps of chefs participating in Life Is Beautiful's food component: Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, Andre Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grand MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja and Manuel Hinojosa.

The festival is scheduled to take place across two main stages and three smaller stages on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. Tickets, priced from $99.50 (early-bird) to $349.50 (VIP), go on sale June 7 at lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

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