A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017

Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?

(Editor’s note: Life Is Beautiful is owned by Vegas Seven’s publishing company, WENDOH Media.)

Super Humanz

With the world in chaos, Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn and his band of animated misfits are here to save us

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Behind the Scenes at the Life Is Beautiful Lineup Announcement Film Shoot

This year’s film was shot exclusively at LOVE Theater in The Mirage, and features performers from headlining productions up and down the Strip.

Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden Brings His Peculiar Surrealism to ‘Crime on Canvas’

The godfather of the lowbrow on his commitment to playfulness, and works derivative of his style.

James Atoa/Everett Collection/Alamy Live

Six Life Is Beautiful Alums Who’ve Since Hit It Big

The music and arts festival has been something of a stepping stone for many acts.

Comics Grab the Mic For a Second Year

Organizers have painstakingly selected eight established and emerging comics from across the country—as well as a special group of homegrown talents—who are poised on the brink of mainstream success.

Erik Kabik

Haim at Life Is Beautiful 2013. Photo by Erik Kabik.

Albums on the Way

We did some digging to see what’s in the works.

Erik Kabik

Back For Round 2

Which Life Is Beautiful alumni are returning this year?

Danny Mahoney


A Piece of the Musical Pie

Here’s a quick look at the types of acts that will be playing Life Is Beautiful.

Erik Kabik

Breaking Down Life Is Beautiful 2017’s Biggest Players

A primer for the uninitiated

Krystal Ramirez

Bill Nye at Life Is Beautiful 2015. Photo by Krystal Ramirez.

The Science Guy Cometh

Las Vegas’ March for Science saw many fans of Bill Nye, who returns to the festival to headline the Ideas program