Life Is Beautiful Festival

R&B singer Janelle Monáe, indie band Vampire Weekend and electronic producer Zedd performed at the inaugural Life Is Beautiful in 2013, but they might not recognize the Downtown festival when they return for its seventh edition in September 2019.

Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys top Life Is Beautiful’s 2019 lineup

April 23rd, 2019

R&B singer Janelle Monáe, indie band Vampire Weekend and electronic producer Zedd performed at the inaugural Life Is Beautiful in 2013, but they might not recognize the Downtown festival when they return for its seventh edition in September 2019.

  • Music

    The 2018 edition was handily the biggest ever, from how many people attended to how many options they had at any given time.

  • Music

    “Do you guys ever wonder if heaven is like this—just one long music festival?"

  • Fine Art

    Once again, the JustKids studio has curated a striking assortment of murals, with a few eye-popping standouts.

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    A few tips: Bring a water bottle and keep it filled, wear earplugs and be ready to deviate from your itinerary.

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    He just put the finishing touches on his next album and will likely tease new tracks at the festival and at Marquee.

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    You come from the music, but you leave talking just as much about the food.

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    It’s not the craziest idea to visit the festival just to see the art, and this year there’s more of it than ever.

  • Music

    “No one is forced to listen to me—at least I hope they’re not.”

  • Music

    Stick around for The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine and Arcade Fire.

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    From Welshy Arms to The Presets, Hinds to Sofi Tukker

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    It’s been a rapid ascent for someone who, before moving here in 2015, was living in a car with his son in LA.

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    Florence + The Machine, Blood Orange, Justice and more.

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    Also on the Downtown music fest’s bill: N.E.R.D., St. Vincent, Travis Scott, Justice and many more.

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    The music lineup for the Downtown festival was released today.

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