Going to Life is Beautiful? Here is everything you need to know.
We first attended the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas when it was their first year. With our favorite bands in the lineup, beautiful fall weather, and camera in hand, we headed into the 3 day weekend to give you a glimpse of what makes Life is Beautiful so special.
Not only did we see our favorite artists, but we took our time to explore the food, art, and speakers. Within the past few years, this festival has grown exponentially to become one of the largest and top festivals in the US.
Life is Beautiful Festival 2023 Countdown
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Last Updated: March 28, 2023
What is Life is BEAUTIFUL Festival
Life is Beautiful is an annual festival celebrating music, food, art, comedy, and learning held in downtown Las Vegas. It started in 2013 as a three-day event and is now one of the world’s largest festivals.
The whole purpose of the festival is to shift perspectives. By exposing yourself to new experiences and getting yourself outside your comfort zone, you’ll learn to see the world differently.
When is Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is happening September 22-24, 2023 with gates being open from 2 PM to 1 AM and performances starting at 3 PM. The festival happens rain or shine, although rain is rare in Vegas.
Where is Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful takes over 18-city blocks in Downtown Las Vegas and runs from 7th to 11th street and from Mesquite to Carson Avenue.
Festival entrances are located at Fremont and 7th St, as well as Fremont and 11th St.
Life is Beautiful Tickets
There are five types of tickets for Life is Beautiful.
GENERAL ADMISSION (GA) TICKETS ($380 – $410) | Single Day Ticket ($150)
Access to stages for music and comedians, art installations, and food and beverage experiences.
GA+ ($580 – $610) | Single Day Ticket ($250)
All the above plus GA+ Lounge with dedicated food and beverage offerings and restrooms with AC.
VIP ($795 – $855) | Single Day Ticket ($380)
All of the above (minus GA+ Lounge) plus express entry, access to VIP Villages, exclusive stage viewing areas, curated VIP food and merch, and coneirge serve at the Downtown VIP Village.
VIP+ ($1575 – $1675) | Single Day Ticket ($765)
All of VIP plus elevated viewing platforms, private restrooms with AC, dedicated bars with complimentary drinks, daily culinary and mixology features, and mobile charging stations.
ALL-IN ($3150 – $3350) | Single Day Ticket ($1555)
All of VIP+ plus access to the Artist Hospitality Lounge, exclusive front-row viewing areas at Downtown & Ambassador stages, shuttle service between those two stages, 2 daily food vouchers, and a commemorative gift.
Ticket prices will increase as the festival gets closer. You can also purchase tickets on layaway.
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Experiences at Life is Beautiful
There is so much to see at Life is Beautiful. Most people are drawn to the festival because of the musical acts, but don’t miss all the other experiences!
- Music: 4 Stages, 3 days. Tons of music. Check out the line up below.
- Culinary: A wide variety of food to feast on, including multi-course meals, grab and go bites, and more.
- Art: Murals, sculptures, and more transform the downtown area.
- Experiences: Surprising events around every corner (more details soon).
- Meow Wolf: Meow Wolf is hosting a mini block party in the SubOrbs, a multi-dimensional art and music celebration. Check out our guide to Omega Mart.
- JammJam: A musical experience celebrating the music community.
- Las Vegas Strip Entertainers: Strip entertainers like Blue Man Group will be showing up at Life is Beautiful.
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2023 Line Up
Check out the 2023 line up!
- The Killers
- Kendrick Lamar
- The 1975
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Omar Apollo
- Kim Petras
- John Summit
- Cigarettes After Sex
- Bebe Rexha
- Purple Disco Machine
- Rina Swayama
- Ben Bohmer
- Yung Gravy
- The Wombats
- The Rose
- Goth Babe
- Amber Mark
- Renee Rapp
- Cory Wong
- Baby Tate
- Jessie Murph
- Franc Moody
- J. Worra
- Anna Lunoe
- Beach Weather
- William Black
- Biig Piig
- Barry Can’t Swim
- Miya Folick
- Coco & Breezy
- Ewan McVicar
- Almost Monday
- Charlotte Sands
- Two Another
- Joy Anonymous
- Winston Surfshirt
- Lewis Thompson
- Night Tales
- Dance System
- Rockie Brown
- The Emo Night Tour
- Blue Man Group
- Cirque du Soleil
- Magic Mike Live
- Piff the Magic Dragon
- Tape Face
How much does it cost to attend Life is Beautiful – A Cost breakdown
There are a lot of factors that determine how much a weekend at Life is Beautiful is going to cost, but using some of the most common situations, here is a rough cost breakdown for the weekend.
Tickets ($580) – Tickets run from $580 for a general admission ticket to the all in all weekend at $3150. Let’s just assume you’ll attend the whole weekend with a GA ticket.
Hotel ($900) – Hotel prices surge significantly during the Life is Beautiful weekend. For example, Hotel California which is within walking distance is usually a cheaper hotel but inflates to $800 a night. Most strip hotels go up 2-3x price with an average of $250 a night.
Food + Booze ($450) – Eating and drinking on the strip or at a festival is pricey. You can easily spend $150 a day. With that said, if you have a car, there are a ton of cheaper eats off the strip that are delicious. But assuming you’ll be spending most of your time at the festival, we’ll keep it at $150/day.
Transportation ($150) – Getting to and from the airport will roughly be $40 round trip. Add in a ride to and from the festival if you’re staying on the strip and you’ll easily rack up another $100ish for the weekend.
Airfare (Varies) – Whether you’re flying in or driving in, you’ll have some expense with it. I’ll let you add that in when calculating your cost.
TOTAL ~$2080 + Transportation – You’re looking at roughly $2080 as a total cost. The plus side is you’re probably going to the festival with other people so you can split the cost of hotel and transportation. Plus, you can always eat cheaper.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO I ENTER LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL?
Entrance gates are located at Fremont & 7th St and Fremont and 11th St.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL?
Life is beautiful is for all ages. Anyone 2 or older requires a wrist band.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY WRISTBAND?
Your wristband is your ticket. It cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. They are non-transferable, non-exchangeable. and void if tampered with.
Where can I park during the festival?
There is no street parking available at or near the festival. Plan accordingly and utilize our Park & Ride Shuttle passes for guaranteed parking and round-trip shuttle rides to and from Life is Beautiful all weekend long.
How does the Park & Ride SHuttle Work?
With a Park & Ride Shuttle pass you have a guaranteed parking spot in a designated lot nearby and access to a round-trip shuttle to and from the festival throughout the weekend. A pass is required for each individual even if you are carpooling or using only one parking spot. Please note that this IS NOT a hotel shuttle pass.
WHERE DO I GO FOR THE PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE?
The Park & Ride Shuttle will drop off and pick up from a designated lot near the festival. Details about the lot location will be provided closer to the event. The shuttle does NOT stop at locations on The Strip, so plan accordingly!
CAN I BRING A BAG IN?
Small bags & purses are allowed (up to 6″ x 8″ x 3″). You can also bring in a backpack with multiple pockets as long as it is made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear pvc. Lastly, you can bring hydration packs in as long as they are empty and smaller than 2.5L. Standard backpacks with hydration bladders are not allowed.
What is Allowed in?
Backpacks or bags follow the guidelines above, binoculars blankets, chapstick, e-cigs, capes, gum, hand sanitizer, personal cameras (no detachable lens), portable phone chargers, refillable water bottles, sealed cigarettes, sealed eye drops, sealed lighters, sealed OTC meds, sealed sunscreen (non-aerosol), sealed tampons.
What is not allowed in?
Aerosol cans, air horns, balls or projectiles, camera accessories/mounts, camera equipment with a detachable lens, chairs, lawn furniture, coolers, costume face masks, costumes that resemble public safety uniforms, drones, explosives, fireworks, flags, glass, hard plastic glow sticks, hula-hoops, illegal substances, inflatable toys/furniture, laptops, tablets, laser pointers, liquids, musical instrument, outside food or beverages, pets, picnic baskets, promotional items, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, shade structures, sharp objects, large chains, spiked jewelry, strollers, carts, wagons, totems, tote bags, walkie-talkies, water guns, water balloons, and weapons of any kind.
Can I leave and re-enter?
To offer the best experience possible for attendees, General Admission guests will be permitted three exits and three reentries per day. This policy helps us eliminate wait times and lines at the entrance and to ensure the safety and security of the festival and all festival goers. GA+, VIP, VIP+, and All-In guests are allowed unlimited entry and re-entry. Remember, if you are leaving, always get scanned out by a security supervisor BEFORE you exit. You will not be allowed to return to the festival grounds otherwise.
- Avoid peak entry times between 5-7 PM.
- Carry emergency contact info with you in your wallet or on your phone’s lock screen. Also, register your wristband with your emergency contact info.
- Stay hydrated!
- Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
- Be aware of your belongings at all times.
- Dress for the weather! It can still be hot in September in Las Vegas. Layers are key!
- Designate a meeting spot for you and your group.
- Arrive early and give yourself extra time to get through security.
- Looking for more things to do nearby? Here are our guides for Downtown Las Vegas, Ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List, Best Indoor Activities if it’s hot, and Best Outdoor Activities in Vegas if the weather is just right.
Best Places to Stay
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- Get airport lounge access.
- Buy a travel charger to keep your devices charged.
- Get a new backpack for your trip.
- Buy a Las Vegas travel guide.
- Pack the appropriate shoes for your trip.
- Don’t forget your in-flight essentials.
- Save money on attractions with a Go City Pass.
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