Life Is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 lineup

The Life is Beautiful music festival announced its eclectic lineup for its sophomore year in downtown Las Vegas Oct. 24-26, 2014.

Headlining Life is Beautiful are Kanye West, Foo Fighters and OutKast. Some 70 musicians are slated to perform in the open-air festival, including Arctic Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, The Roots, Fitz & The Tantrums, Panic! At The Disco, St. Lucia, Rusty Maples, Neon Trees and a special performance by The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Ambassador stage at Life is Beautiful in 2013. Source: Life is Beautiful

This year’s festival is planned with four stages with acts scheduled over three days. General admission tickets start at $199.50 plus fees.

Other musicians announced are: The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio , A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Phantogram, The Head and The Heart, Matt & Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tune-yards, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Dizzy Wright, Trampled By Turtles, Galantis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Paper Route, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream and Rabbit!

“Life is Beautiful is about inspiring people,” Founder Rehan Choudhry said. “It’s about offering messages of hope and encouragement through a unique experience. “We’ve been so fortunate to work with the world’s most talented and authentic set of musicians, chefs, artists and speakers, who will once again join us in Downtown Las Vegas for an unforgettable weekend, and we are thrilled to finally let the world know who we’re showcasing in 2014.”

Several culinary villages, led by an advisory board of more than a dozen world-class chefs, will be woven into the music experience. This year, festivalgoers will be able to visit one of the many culinary villages without straying too far from the stages.

The advisory board co-chairs are Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg of the Blue Ribbon restaurants at Brooklyn Bowl.

Chefs on Stage demonstrations allow foodies to watch chefs’ techniques up-close. Culinary stars participating in this year’s festival are a veritable who’s who of the food world, including Hubert Keller, Giada De Laurentiis, Cat Cora and Rick Moonen.

The festival’s official kick-off party, Grills & Guitars, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Gold Spike. The VIP party is ticketed separately from the festival. Cost is $175.

The festival also includes art programming that includes street art, large-scale murals, fine art displays and performance art. A Learning is Beautiful speaker series is also planned. That lineup has yet to be announced.