Life Is Beautiful Festival

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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August 2nd, 2018

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

  • Music

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

  • Music

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

  • Music

    The music lineup for the Downtown festival was released today.

  • As We See It

    Zappos' CEO sends his Big Rig Jig sculpture to the English artist's Dismaland exhibition in exchange for a work to show at Life is Beautiful.

  • Nightlife

    Roster supplement highlights notable hip-hop program.

  • Music

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • As We See It

    Thierry Guetta is suing LIB for using the festival's titular phrase and its paint-splashed heart logo, which he says he's trademarked.

  • A&E

    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.

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