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Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar Headline Life is Beautiful Fest

Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Duran Duran and Brandon Flowers also set for downtown Las Vegas festival

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Stevie Wonder and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas.

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The third annual Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival will invade downtown Las Vegas September 25th through 27th, and this year the fest will welcome headliners Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran and hometown rockers Imagine Dragons. Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie and the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, a Sin City native, will also be onboard for the fest, which expanded to three days in 2014 after a successful inaugural festival in 2013.

Other artists recruited for the genre-spanning fest are Run the Jewels, Metric, Ghostface Killah, Awolnation, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Best Coast, Atmosphere, Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots and more. The festival will feature four stages, one of which will be curated by dance music promotion company Insomniac and feature Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazer and DJ Snake, among others.

In addition to the music, the Vegas fest boasts a world-class culinary lineup, with dozens of the city’s top chefs and restaurants setting up shop downtown to feed the festivalgoers. Life Is Beautiful also houses an extensive art exhibition. Tickets for the festival are available now at the Life Is Beautiful site.

Earlier this year, Wonder tacked on 11 dates to his Songs in the Key of Life tour, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer hasn’t appeared in concert since that trek wrapped up April 14th in Newark, New Jersey. While Lamar has staged a few promotional performances in support of his acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly, the rapper will rev up his live activity this summer with festival gigs including Seattle, Washington’s Sasquatch, Columbia, Maryland’s Sweetlife, New Jersey’s Hot 97 Summer Jam, Bonnaroo, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Montreal’s Osheaga.


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