Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus Comes to Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas Oct. 26-27

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Joey Bada$$ and Smith Westerns Headline Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus Stage
with Emerging Artists Including the First Five Las Vegas Artists to Join the Platform


Red Bull Sound Select, an ongoing program to support local music scenes and the people who push them forward, is excited to announce that the Red Bull Sound Select Tour Bus will come to the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas October 26 & 27. The two-day festival will highlight several exciting emerging artists performing alongside renowned headliners.

Life is Beautiful and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate the Tour Bus stage lineup at the festival, selecting five artists from across the country already on the Sound Select platform to earn the opportunity to play for the crowds. In addition, Life is Beautiful was given the opportunity to be the first Las Vegas curator on the platform, and selected the first five Las Vegas artists to not only play the festival, but also to join Red Bull Sound Select.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Joey Bada$$ (NYC), Chancellor Warhol (Nashville), Children of the Night (NYC),
Tink (Chicago), RNR (Las Vegas), Ekoh (Las Vegas)

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Smith Westerns (Chicago), Wildcat! Wildcat! (Los Angeles), The Kingston Springs (Nashville), Moondog Matinee (Las Vegas), American Cream (Las Vegas), The Dirty Hooks (Las Vegas)


The five Las Vegas bands were invited to a meeting in the Life is Beautiful Festival offices, where they were given the news. Watch their story here:

The Life is Beautiful Festival is bringing top musical acts to five stages and select venues across downtown Las Vegas as well as food, art and learning components to make it the first festival of its kind. The Killers and Kings of Leon headline the festival, which will feature an eclectic lineup of more than 50 internationally established artists and emerging bands including Beck, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, Portugal. The Man, Janelle Monáe and more.



Red Bull Sound Select Presents events are only the beginning. Red Bull Sound Select artists will have the opportunity to perform at more than 100 shows across the U.S. this year, including marquee festivals like Lollapalooza, Voodoo Festival, Riot Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival and many more. As part of the program, artists have access to Red Bull’s global network of recording studios, performance opportunities at festivals, bookings through Red Bull partners, and valuable support on content production and distribution from Red Bull Media House. The Red Bull Sound Select digital platform will roll out new product features and strategic partnerships throughout the year allowing artists and fans to experience and support new music, and better connect online and offline while giving fans a true voice in the success of the Red Bull Sound Select artists.

In past months, Red Bull Sound Select Presents has curated shows featuring artists Wildcat! Wildcat!, Tacocat, Hands, Katie Kate, Mystery Skulls, Gliss, Tapioca and the Flea, Incan Abraham, HOTT MT, NO, Los Colognes, Mood Rings, Pure Bathing Culture and Cuddle Magic. Show headliners have included Dirty Projectors, Metric, Black Lips, Wavves, Com Truise, Erykah Badu, Yeasayer and YACHT.


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Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term music initiative that invests in local music scenes, and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. For nearly 20 years, Red Bull has been committed to giving wings to artists to create, collaborate and innovate through unique programs and initiatives. From Red Bull Studios (Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, London, Amsterdam, Madrid & Cape Town) to the globally renowned Red Bull Music Academy and artist-driven series such as Red Bull Thre3style, Red Bull Big Tune and Red Bull EmSee, the brand has been a longtime supporter of those who shape the future of music.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additional Music Acts 

Music, Food, Art & Learning Festival in Downtown Las Vegas adds Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$ and others to music lineup


Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the addition of fourteen music acts to their lineup for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013. These acts include Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig and Dreamers. In addition, L.I.B. and Red Bull Sound Select collaborated to curate a group of emerging artists on the Sound Select platform, including Wildcat! Wildcat!, Chancellor Warhol, The Kingston Springs, Children of the Night and Tink, to perform at the inaugural Festival. Over the course of the two days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of over 50 internationally established and emerging bands on four stages and several indoor venues. The current lineup features:

The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, Zedd, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Dawes, 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, Wallpaper., Five Knives, Capital Cities, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Knocked Up Kids, and many more.  The full current music lineup can be seen at

“It is with great pleasure we announce the addition of these twelve bands to our already stellar music line-up,” states Rehan Choudhry, CEO of Aurelian Marketing Group, the promoter of the festival.  “We are looking forward to producing an amazing festival for Las Vegas and plan to announce more festival programming in the coming weeks.”

With more than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions, world renowned artists and over 25 noted speakers, L.I.B expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du Soleil,, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at and