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Life is Beautiful 2017

The fourth annual Life is Beautiful will be held Sept. 22 - 24, 2017. The festival is spread over 18 city blocks, backing up to casinos and including the Fremont East bar district. Besides the music, attendees can enjoy a Culinary Village with food from some of the country's top chefs, an Alchemy Garden with wines and beers, and inspirational speakers. Check out our tips for enjoying the festival and be sure to book your hotel room downtown early so you can be in the middle of all the action.

Life is Beautiful 2017 Hotels

California
California Hotel Aloha-themed hotel located a half-mile from the festival area.
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Downtown Grand
Downtown Grand Newly-remodeled downtown hotel located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Fremont
Fremont In the heart of Fremont Street, located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Golden Gate
Golden Gate Historic renovated hotel just under half a mile from festival area.
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Golden Nugget Hotel Casino
Golden Nugget Classic, elegant hotel located a third of a mile from festival area.
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Plaza
Plaza A downtown staple for more than 40 years located a half-mile from the festival area.
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Four Queens
Four Queens Retro Vegas property located a third of a mile from the festival area.
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Life is Beautiful 2017 Lineup

Day 1: Friday, Sept. 22

  • Chance the Rapper
  • Lorde
  • Blink-182
  • 2 Chainz
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Zeds Dead
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Capital Cities
  • TCHAMI
  • Dreamcar
  • Matoma
  • Big Gigantic
  • Sean Paul
  • Russ
  • Rac
  • The Revivalists
  • J Boog
  • They.
  • Hayden James
  • Circa Waves
  • Shy Girls
  • Viceroy
  • Day Wave
  • Superpoze
  • The Rhyolite Sound

Day 2: Saturday, Sept. 23

  • Muse
  • Kaskade
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Milky Chance
  • Tycho
  • Lil Dicky
  • Local Natives
  • Deorro
  • Kyle
  • Kiesza
  • Broods
  • Goldroom
  • Coin
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Stick Figure
  • Ekali
  • Jacob Banks
  • Whethan
  • Sigrid
  • Ella Vos
  • San Fermin
  • Wingtip
  • The American Weather

Day 3: Sunday, Sept. 24

  • Gorillaz
  • The XX
  • Pretty Lights
  • MGMT
  • Haim
  • Zhu
  • Pusha T
  • De La Soul
  • Vince Staples
  • Dua Lipa
  • Troyboi
  • Mura Masa
  • PVRIS
  • Big Wild
  • Kali Uchis
  • Tokimonsta
  • Hippo Campus
  • Frenship
  • Mondo Cozmo
  • Tennyson
  • Middle Kids
  • SG Lewis
  • Bearson
  • Cameron Calloway

Tips for attending Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas

The Life is Beautiful music festival will return to downtown Las Vegas Sept. 22 - 24, 2017. The festival features some of the hottest acts in the music industry, plenty of food and drink, a learning center, art and even a Ferris wheel. The festival offers so much, we thought we'd offer some tips on what we learned during our first experience at Life is Beautiful.

Figure out meeting times and places before splitting from your group – and stick to them. When Life is Beautiful kicked off in 2013, cell service was spotty at best. Forget posting to social media, too. The cell lines are jammed as everyone is trying to find their friends – sometimes text messages didn't arrive until the wee morning hours, long after you've stumbled back to your hotel room.

VIP packages are pricier, but at the same time allow you to get up close to the stage, instead of being crammed in with the masses, especially for the big names performing at Life is Beautiful. These passes also get you into parties, on-stage for some performances and golf cart transportation. Also, last year folks with VIP passes had access to air-conditioned, flushable toilets. That, right there, is reason enough to splurge.

Plan your time wisely. There's more than great music acts at Life is Beautiful. There's also art, a culinary area and a beer and spirits garden. Celebrity chefs from around the valley cook up mean dishes you won't want to miss during your time at the festival. If you are planning to go all night you will definitely need food to fuel your fire. Spend some time looking at the lineup, the must-sees on the schedule and at which stage they are performing. After you have your personal lineup mapped out, check out the local art scene in the meantime while you wait for your favorite bands. A map is your friend. Don't rely entirely on the app. You might not be able to access it.

If you're driving, parking will cost you $45/day, but worked like a well-oiled machine. Pay, park, board a bus, and bam, you're there. Carpool if you can.

Small bags are allowed in, but expect them to be searched before you're allowed in. Leave your paraphernalia at home. Blankets, baby strollers, portable phone charges, soft-sided coolers no larger than a 12-pack of beer, empty camelbak, binoculars, two unopened bottled water (up to one liter) and glow sticks are among the items allowed. Not allowed: illegal drugs (duh), hula hoops, weapons, outside food and beverages, and pets (sorry, Fido).

If you're getting to the open-air festival before sunset, wear sunscreen. Also, bring layers. Fall in Vegas can either be warm or cool (our weather can be temperamental, like our dealers) and if you show up dressed for summer heat, you might be shivering by the end of the night. Of course, this might make for the perfect opportunity to cuddle up to that special someone.

Keep hydrated! And not just with beer (even though it can be argued certain beers are just flavored water). Although the festival is in the fall, we're still in the arid desert. Your not-as-bad hangover will thank you in the morning.

Prices can be a bit inflated downtown during the festival, even in the restaurants inside the casinos. Plan to pay at least $10 for a meal, and $8 for a drink. The good thing, though, is there's a lot to choose from, but if you have certain dietary restrictions, plan accordingly.

Book your hotel room early. Life is Beautiful is held in downtown Las Vegas, so hotels there sell out fast during the music festival. If sold out, the Las Vegas Strip isn't too far away, but unless you're OK walking a good distance, you'll have to budget $40 for a shuttle to take you downtown.

General admissions guests will be permitted three exits and three re-entries per day. If you exit, you must be back inside the gates by 9 p.m.