2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

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Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar Headline The Three-Day Festival
September 25 – September 27

Tickets now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com


Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival- goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.


Headlining this year is 25-time GRAMMY®  winner and  global  superstar, Stevie  Wonder, Las Vegas hometown rockstars, Imagine Dragons, hip-hop heavyweight, Kendrick Lamar, and music  legends, Duran Duran, who are among more than 70 established and emerging artists to hit the four outdoor stages throughout the weekend.


In collaboration with Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will host an entire Insomniac curated music area, taking over one of the four stages on the festival grounds. World leading and fresh faced dance music artists on this year’s lineup include Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazor, DJ Snake, Tchami, Cashmere Cat and many more.


2015 Life is Beautiful Festival Lineup

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Major Lazer, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Kygo, Atmosphere, Twenty One Pilots, Porter Robinson, Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Metric, DJ Snake, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Rebelution, GRiZ, Future Islands, SOJA, Royal Blood, Madeon, Glass Animals, Lindsey Stirling, Clean Bandit, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Best Coast, Robin Schulz, The Green, TCHAMI, SZA, Against Me!, Dan Deacon, Meg Myers, Cashmere Cat, New Politics, Tommy Trash, Two Gallants, Ryn Weaver, Shamir, What So Not, Big Data, Elle King, JAUZ, Saint Motel, BØRNS, X Ambassadors, Klingande, Halsey, SALVA, Leikeli47, The London Souls, Kaleo, Giraffage, Andra Day, Mercer, Night Terrors of 1927, Parade of Lights, Peking Duk, Jared & The Mill, Mercy Music, and more to be announced!

In 2014, more than 90,000 fans came together for Life is Beautiful, which expanded to a three-day festival following its amazing success. Now in its third year, the all-ages cultural experience continues to grow with the return of the world’s most influential culinary experts, artists and interactive learning sessions.


Directed by Ryen McPherson of Critical Focus, the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup video takes over Downtown Las Vegas with music by Atmosphere & Against Me!.


Tickets are now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com. Advance tickets are available in limited quantities on first- come-first-serve bases.


Three-Day General Admission (GA) Tickets:

  • Advance 3-day GA: $235 plus taxes/fees
  • Regular 3-day GA: $255 plus taxes/fees


VIP Tickets:

  • Regular 3-day VIP: $595 plus taxes/fees


VIP Tickets Include:

  • One 3-day VIP pass to Life is Beautiful 2015
  • Access to private viewing areas at the Downtown and Ambassador stages
  • Access to the “VIP Lounge” located adjacent to the Downtown and Ambassador stages, featuring:
    • Shaded VIP relaxation area with comfortable furniture and lounge chairs
    • Exclusive VIP-only food vendors, art vendors, and art installations
    • ‘Culinary Corner Stage’ with daily chef celebrity demonstrations and tastings
    • Private air-conditioned restrooms with attendants
    • Charging stations and live-streaming of the festival stages, culinary demonstrations and major sporting events
  • Access to VIP priority seating for all Learning Pillar speakers
  • Limited edition custom festival merchandise gift
  • Exclusive express VIP lanes at the festival gates, with re-entry allowed all weekend
  • Dedicated VIP concierge in the VIP Lounge at both Downtown and Ambassador Stages


Additionally, returning this year is the festival’s partnership with Wynn Nightlife, the industry leaders in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences. In collaborating with Life is Beautiful, Wynn Nightlife will enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP services. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. For inquiries:  vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.


For continued updates on the festival, artists and more, please visit www.LifeisBeautiful.com.

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded by Rehan Choudhry in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 60,000 attendees in its first year, grew to more than 90,000 attendees in its second year and expanded to a three-day festival. The company is now branching out with an international online forum focused on social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest

festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and   YouTube.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

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World Series of Fighting 9 – March 29
Jim Jefferies – May 31

Kid Hollywood – Feb. 21
Hard Candy – Feb. 23
Truckfighters with special guests Crobot – March 21
Andrew Dice Clay – Feb. 13, 15 – 16, March 6, 8 – 9, 13, 15 – 16, 26 – 27, 29
Empire Records, All 90s Experience – Feb. 22, March 7, 29

DJ Casanova – Feb. 22
DJ Casanova and DJ KoKo – March 1
Richard Beynon – Feb. 15
Blackout Artists featuring Derrick Anthony and DJ KoKo – Feb. 21



A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.


World Series of Fighting 9 *just added*                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $44                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now
World Series of Fighting is a Las Vegas-based company promoting professional events in the sport of mixed martial arts. Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares will compete in the Welterweight Championship fight and Marlon Moraes and Josh Rettinghouse will compete in the Bantamweight Championship fight.


Lion Fight 13 *this weekend*                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

Tickets start at $29                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now
Mixed Martial Arts fighters go head-to-head in the ring.

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age with special guest Chelsea Wolfe                                                                                                                         Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $39.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now
Rockers Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) will be bringing their “Like Clockwork” tour to The Joint on Thursday, Feb. 13.

Like Clockwork received three GRAMMY nominations including “Best Rock Album;” “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical;” and “Best Rock Performance” for the album’s song “My God Is The Sun.” In addition, the album was named No. 6 Best Album of 2013 by Rolling Stone; the No. 8 Album of 2013 by Amazon; the No. 18 Album of 2013 by the Chicago Tribune; the No. 1 Album of 2013 by Crave; the No. 8 Album of 2013 by Newsday; the No. 1 Album of 2013 by Noisecreep; and the No. 9 Best Pop Singles of 2013 by the Washington Post.


2 Chainz with special guests Pusha T and August Alsina                                                                                                                            Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $44.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now
Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist 2 Chainz kicks off 2014 by bringing his explosive, high voltage live show on the road with a national, multi-city U.S. solo tour. The “2 Good To Be T.R.U. Tour” will feature Pusha T and August Alsina as support acts at The Joint on Saturday, Feb. 22.


Pixies with special guest Best Coast                                                                                                                                                             Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $42                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now
Fortified with sold-out U.S. club shows and UK/European tour, Pixies has begun its 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg of its world tour. The band with special guest Best Coast will play at The Joint on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Pixies, composed of guitarist and vocalist Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, drummer David Lovering, and touring bassist Paz Lenchatin, are on the road in support of the band’s first collection of new music in more than 20 years. This tour will feature a brand new stage set and production and will give the band an opportunity to not only debut brand new songs, but to offer the most wide-ranging concert set lists in its career.


Jim Jefferies *updated*                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $42.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now
Actor, writer, producer and comedian Jim Jefferies brings his first full North American tour, “Day Streaming,” to The Joint on Saturday, May 31.

Jefferies is the creator and star of “Legit,” an original comedy series, which returns to FXX for a second season on Jan. 8. In “Legit,” Jefferies portrays a heightened version of himself as a comedian from Australia who realizes there’s more to life (and his career) than the rock and roll lifestyle of stand-up comedy. Prior to “Legit,” Jefferies appeared on numerous TV shows in England including Channel 4’s “The History of Offensive Humor,” BBC1’s “Heaven and Earth,” and ITV2’s “Comedy Cults.” U.S. audiences got their first taste of Jefferies when he appeared on HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton,” which in turn lead to his critically acclaimed and international hit, one-hour HBO special, “I Swear to God.” He followed that up with a Showtime special titled “Alchoholocaust” and “Fully Functional” on the EPIX network.

This show is for guests who are 18 years of age or older. All concertgoers must provide a valid form of identification upon arrival.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country. The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.
Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Kid Hollywood *just added*                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 p.m.

Kid Hollywood is known for its unique ability to entertain audiences with its high-energy mix of pop, rock, country, oldies and one-of-a-kind style.


Hard Candy *just added*                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m.

Hard Candy is a versatile cover band that gets concertgoers dancing with a wide array of popular hits such as Lorde’s “Royals,” Bruno Mars’ “Treasure,” Katy Perry’s “Part of Me,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and more.


Truckfighters with special guests Crobot *just added*                                                                                                                               Friday, March 21 at 9 p.m.

Truckfighters is a rock band from Sweden known for its classic desert rock music, similar to bands like Dozer, Fu Manchu and Kyuss.


Crown Avenue *this weekend*                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m.

Crown Avenue is a Las Vegas-based cover band playing hits from The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bell Biv DeVoe, Adele and more.


Mayer Hawthorne with special guest Quadron *this weekend*                                                                                                                  Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Mayer Hawthorne started making music for his friends and family before being discovered by Stones Throw Records where he released his hit songs “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” and “When I Said Goodbye.” The eclectic DJ and producer has toured with Bruno Mars, Foster the People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe and the late Amy Winehouse.


New Politics with special guests Magic Man and Sleeper Agent                                                                                                                 Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Indie rock band New Politics head to Vinyl for a night of punk, pop and electronically induced dance rock.



Andrew Dice Clay *updated*                                                                                                                                                                         Feb. 13, 15 – 16, March 6, 13, 26 – 27, 29 at 9 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 8 – 9, 15 – 16 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $59                                                                                                                                                                                        On sale now 
Vinyl welcomes America’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay for a one-of-a-kind residency. Perfect for Sin City, the groundbreaking comedian and actor will thrill audiences with fresh, timely material highlighted by his signature shocking jokes and controversial topics. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

 Jordan Kate Mitchell

Jordan Kate Mitchell                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m.

Las Vegas-based singer and songwriter Jordan Kate Mitchell blends the stylish sounds of pop, blues, and soul.


Metalachi                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, Feb. 15 & Saturday, March 15 at 11:30 p.m.
Metalachi is the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band known for playing traditional mariachi instruments while covering Gun N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and more.


TheBones                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11 p.m.

Las Vegas natives The Bones transform cheesy songs into unforgettable rock shows.


Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock                                                                                                                                                                Monday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
ROCK OF AGES star Mark Shunock hosts a night of entertainment, music and comedy inside Vinyl to benefit the St. Therese Center. The show will feature an eclectic cast of four to six guests including stars from Hollywood, Las Vegas headliners, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs.


Parade of Lights with special guests Cameron The Public and GoldBoot                                                                                                    Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $12                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Parade of Lights combines equal parts rock, electro and shoegaze to create a unique blend of 80s-influenced pop music, drawing on inspiration from artists such as U2, Depeche Mode, M83 and Madonna.


Empire Records, All 90s Experience *updated*                                                                                                                                            Saturday, Feb. 22 and Friday, March 7 at 10:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, March 29 at 11 p.m.
Empire Records brings its 90s covers to Vinyl, playing artists such as Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more.


Broadway Rocks Vegas Show                                                                                                                                                                        Monday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Broadway Rocks Vegas Show will feature Justin Mortelliti of ROCK OF AGES, Martin Kaye of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and Graham Fenton of JERSEY BOYS.


Smells Like NIRVANA                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 p.m.
FREE Smells Like NIRVANA is a Nirvana tribute band based in Las Vegas that pays homage to one of the biggest rock bands to hit the 90s music scene.


Rock ‘n’ Shave to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation featuring Sin City Sinners                                                                                           Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
Donations are accepted
Vinyl is teaming up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to hold Rock ‘n’ Shave, a fundraiser to help raise awareness for childhood cancer. The event will feature live performances by Sin City Sinners throughout the day. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more grants for childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. The venue is encouraging patrons to come on property to shave their heads, volunteer, donate and be part of the excitement. Guests can register and make donations online at www.stbaldricks.org/events/HardRockVinyl.


Sharon Corr                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m.

Tickets – $22                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Sharon Corr is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and TV personality who is best known for co-founding the pop-rock band The Corrs.


Death Angel                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $16                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Death Angel combines serious guitar crunch and speed with technical expertise, creating complex thrash metal filled with time changes and tricky arrangements.


10 Years with special guest Hellbound Glory                                                                                                                                               Thursday, March 20 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $16                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Alternative metal band 10 Years has had several albums peak on the U.S. alternative and indie charts and has toured with Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Chevelle and more. The group will hit the stage at Vinyl to perform a special acoustic set.


London Grammar with special guest Vancouver Sleep Clinic                                                                                                                       Saturday, March 22 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
British trip hop trio London Grammar brings its blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals and plaintive lyrics to Vinyl.


Reverend Horton Heat with special guests T.S.O.L. and Deke Dickerson                                                                                                    Friday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets – $25                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Psychobilly trio Reverend Horton Heat creates crazy rock shows. The band mixes several music genres including country, surf, punk, big band, swing and more.


Sevendust                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, April 12 at 10 p.m.

Tickets – $29                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Heavy metal band Sevendust is known for its aggressive blend of bottom-heavy riffs and soulful, accessible melodies. The group will perform a special acoustic set at Vinyl.


Bombay Bicycle Club                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
English indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club brings its melodic, guitar-driven hits to Vinyl.


Tiger Army                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, April 18 – Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $27.50                                                                                                                                                                                   On sale now
Tiger Army is a Southern California trio known for its blend of punk, rockabilly and dark elements that created the psychobilly genre.


Graveyard                                                                                                                                                                                                       Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
Hard rock band Graveyard is known for bringing all that is right with rock and roll back to life from the dark haze of “Blue Soul” to the rocking trip of “Submarine Blues.”


William Fitzsimmons with special guest Leif Vollebekk                                                                                                                               Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets – $17                                                                                                                                                                                                  On sale now
William Fitzsimmons is a singer and songwriter known for creating captivating music, which uniquely melds depravity, honesty and autobiography into a counter-intuitive seamless whole.



Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table and VIP booth reservations, call 702.693.5555.

Feb. 7
DJs From Mars *this weekend*

Feb. 8
DJ Presto One *this weekend*

Feb. 13
POPLIFE featuring a live performance by Color Me Badd with sounds by Hass Deniro and Mikey Swift

Feb. 14
Cupid’s Revenge lingerie party with sounds by Splitbreed, DJ Brett Rubin and DJ JayRod

Feb. 15
Richard Beynon *updated*

Feb. 21
Blackout Artists featuring Derrick Anthony and DJ KoKo *updated*

Feb. 22
DJ Casanova *just added*

Feb. 27
POPLIFE hosted by Vanilla Ice with sounds by Hass Deniro and Mikey Swift

Feb. 28
Blackout Artists featuring DJ Karma

March 1
DJ Casanova and DJ KoKo *just added*

March 7
Blackout Artists featuring DJ Que

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com