Ninety seconds. That's how long it took for the Life Is Beautiful early bird $99.50 (plus fees) tickets to sell out on Friday, June 7.
The October 26-27 music and culture festival, which announced its lineup on June 3, will feature The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Jurassic 5, Imagine Dragons and Passion Pit, along with dozens of other local and visiting bands and a strong lineup of celebrity chefs.
LIB founder Rehan Choudhry said he wasn't releasing exact figures on the number of tickets available at each price tier, but that there were "a lot" of tickets offered at the base $99.50 price. The subsequent price tier—$119.50—also sold out quickly Friday morning, and 30 minutes after sales began, only the $139.50 and $159.50 (plus fees) tickets were available on Ticketmaster for the two-day festival. About twenty minutes later, only the regularly priced $159.50 tickets remained.
Some potential concert-goers took to the LIB Facebook page to complain about logging into Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. and finding the system crashing or the tickets already sold out. Others wrote that they had seen only the upper level tickets available, then came back to the site and found cheaper tickets listed.
The maximum capacity for the festival, which will take place Downtown with bands playing on outdoor stages, is 100,000 people, according to Choudhry, who added that he had "no idea" if the festival would sell out or how long it might take. The festival is set to bring more bands to the stage than any other two-day music fest in Vegas history. The full lineup, including local acts tapped to take the stage, is available is here.