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VIDEO: 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival MUSIC Recap

22 Jun

Oh man, just 24 hours from the 2014 Life is Beautiful lineup! I cannot wait to share this year’s lineup with everyone. Each minute we get closer to releasing it the more excited I get. I hope my enthusiasm and love for the talent assembled for year two of the festival is shared by you as well after tomorrow.  I hope that as you watch this video below which recaps the music portion of Life is Beautiful 2013, you get pumped to create a whole new set of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

“A music festival is a gathering of a lot of strangers but I must say that music by the end of the night it always makes me feel like I know everybody that I shared that experience with and there’s nothing else in the world that can do that like music.” – Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons at Life is Beautiful Festival

 

 

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Festival News: Coachella 2014 Lineup Is Here!

8 Jan

Just dropped this evening, the 2014 Coachella lineup. Take a look and maybe I’ll see you out in Indio this April.  Pretty strong from top to bottom and boy oh boy are there some gems in the tiny font.

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DoYouHearTheMusic.com – Top Tracks of 2013 (well a good amount of them)

2 Dec

Thanksgiving gave me a minute to sit back and have a little fun putting together a Top Tracks of 2013 playlist.  This clearly doesn’t include all of the great music that has filtered our ears this year but it is a collection of music that has been on rotation for me in 2013.   I tried not to duplicate artists (I could have gone on for days with whole albums from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Cayucas, White Denim, Bastille, etc.) so I hope you like this playlist which should keep you going for hours and perfect for some holiday road trips.

 

Cheers!

 

 

What @LifeIsBeautiful was to me

5 Nov

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Well it came and went and now the countdown to Life is Beautiful 2014 is underway. Wow, what a wild year 2013 has been. I don’t know if I can yet fully put into words just exactly what the last 12 months have been like but to go from this idea of a four festival in one weekend to actually seeing it come to life and people having the best weekend ever was truly special.  It’s not just the music that stands out to me as the shinning moments but rather the memories of people grinning ear to ear and having the best weekend ever.

It was :

seeing my family come through the gates and out of chance being in front to greet them

witnessing a friend who traveled from London be the first one through the gate

watching some of my best friends in the world rocking out to Capital Cities and me surprising them to finally say hi

people chilling in the secret garden listening to HAIM and scoping out the amazing art murals

a packed group of people gathered waiting for Zarkana to take the street for their performance

people lined up to head into the speaker venues to see some brilliant minds give speeches

Downtown come to life in a way I have never seen before

people finally experiencing this vision we had been talking about

being told thank you by countless supporters

riding the ferris wheel and seeing the footprint from high above

the look on a teenager’s face when we fixed a mistake he made when trying to purchase a ticket to the festival

seeing a community come together

running into friends at the El Cortez after party raving about day one and the excitement for day two

hearing all the comments about the great food there was to eat

seeing artists like Zio Ziegler, D*Face, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Doze Green, Ana Marietta, etc. have their art work taken in by thousands of eyes

meeting a father and daughter on Sunday morning at The Beat and hearing about their different experiences at the festival on day one and how thankful they were to have made the trip

seeing grown adults act like kids getting to bowl backstage at Brooklyn Bowl

seeing Beck don a rhinestone cape a la Liberace

The Killers honoring Lou Reed

Kings of Leon’s first show in Vegas since 2009

capturing a sea of people rocking out to Imagine Dragons

seeing two of my staff get to perform at Life is Beautiful

the copious amounts of confetti that made people happy

the Tibetan prayer flags as you entered the footprint

falling in love with Super Sprowtz activation for the kids

my golf cart not moving for nearly two days but in the perfect place for my 10 minute escape from The Killers set to catch a few moments of Empire of the Sun

Jake Wagner replacing my golf cart sticker with “Shine Bright Like A Nyman”

the moment I saw the first post go up at the Downtown Stage

waking up on festival morning realizing that we were about to do something special

watching people with 3-D glasses check out an amazing mural by Las Vegas artists

seeing the best Vampire Weekend show I’ve ever seen

looking at the joy on the faces of the Mystere characters backstage after just performing “Radioactive” with Imagine Dragons

bringing friends into FOH to catch a couple shows  which I know made their experience that much more special

riding a bicycle around the festival footprint when nobody was on it

Dawes performing at Grills & Guitars

hearing about the performances from Robert DeLong, STS9, Big Gigantic, Poolside, Cosmic Suckerpunch from friends who’d never listened to those artists and be blown away

the crowd of people lined up outside of Insert Coin(s) waiting for their limited edition New Era Life is Beautiful hat and a pop up performance by F. Stokes

seeing the Red Bull Tour Bus pull into the festival grounds and a realize that program we dreamed of come to life

witnessing Michael Jackson ONE on the Downtown Stage

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all my people in the box office and credential trailer, thank you!

the good vibes that came from listening to Omar

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our “let’s have a fucking festival” t-shirts

the countless hugs and high fives

taking in the Kings of Leon show with my family

learning from the best

a dream come true

sure there were a whole lot more memories but I hope this gives you an idea….

Slowly I’m crawling out of the hole I was and getting a chance to see friends, catch up on life and return to the “real world.”  Thank you all for you patience as I at times was unresponsive, non committal and sometimes short.  I hope you didn’t take it personal, I was just embarking on an adventure that would consume me.  Was it worth it?  Every second!

 

 

 

Countdown to @LifeIsBeautiful: 15 Days – @CapitalCities

10 Oct

The countdown lives on. Time for a little Capital Cities as I work through the night with some amazing people to make this bad boy become a spectacle you’re going to be have a see to believe. Just over two weeks until we can sing and dance with these fellas.

@VampireWeekend, @JanelleMonae and more added to @LifeIsBeautiful #Festival

30 Jul

At the beginning of June we released the initial lineup for Life is Beautiful; The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5 and a whole lot more.  But what we also promised was more artists would be announced and thus here we are.  Today we announced the additions of Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Janelle Monae, Cults, Joey Bada$$, Smith Westerns, Nico Vega, The Dig, Dreamers as well as the first details of a collaboration with Red Bull Sound Select to feature artists Wildcat! Wildcat!, Chancellor Warhol, The Kingston Springs, Children of the Night and Tink.   If you haven’t yet checked out the brand new Red Bull Sound Select, you need to get on that like yesterday. So many great artists and an incredible platform for them to blossom through.  As for Life is Beautiful, I hope y’all like the lineup and that I will see you October 26-27 in Downtown Las Vegas for an incredible two days!  More details to come (soon) but in the meantime, how about a little dance party to get this Tuesday going from Ms. Janelle Monae.

Junes Tunes: DoYouHearTheMusic.com June 2013 Playlist

13 Jun

Right in time for summer, here is another installment of Junes Tunes! The 2013 edition dives into Life is Beautiful. If you missed the playlist we put out right after announcing the lineup, click HERE. Featuring performers who will appear at the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival, this list includes everyone from The Killers and Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun and Jurassic 5 down to Cayucas, HAIM, Family of the Year, Poolside, twenty one pilots and more! I hope you enjoy!

 

Life Is Beautiful Festival Tickets On Sale NOW!

7 Jun

They just went on sale. Follow THIS link to get your tickets now! They start at $99.50 for two-day general admission. VIP tickets are $349.50. Travel packages are available as is an incredible package with Cirque du Soleil.

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Hope you can join me this October for what’s sure to be an insane experience featuring 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, Dawes, Danny Brown, Andrew McMahon, Earl Sweatshirt, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Capital Cities, Haim, Youngblood Hawke, twenty one pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Wallpaper., Five Knives, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch and more!

 

2013 Life Is Beautiful Lineup Video and a Special Message from Imagine Dragons

5 Jun

Ok, I’m back!  No more secrets about the initial lineup for Life Is Beautiful, October 26-27 in Downtown Las Vegas!  Below is our announcement video.  Hope you like it!

Also below is a special message from Las Vegas’ own, Imagine Dragons, who will be coming home to play the Festival this fall!

Bonnaroo Artist Additions! Empire of the Sun, Solange, Maps & Atlases, Capital Cities and more!

24 Apr

Awwww yeah! Bonnaroo has announced artist additions today and there are some big time acts now heading to the farm in June. We’re talking Empire of the Sun, Solange, ALO, The Polyphonic Spree, The Rubens, Delta Rae, Black Prairie, Bustle in your Hedgerow, Capital Cities, Houndmouth, James McCartney, Cat Martino, Mac Demarco, Maps & Atlases, On and On, White Lung, William Tyler.