Cue the next Las Vegas music festival.
Hours after the completion of Electric Daisy Carnival, Life Is Beautiful has revealed the first chunk of acts from its 2014 lineup , and the Downtown fest’s second installment appears loaded with big names.
Alt-rock giants Foo Fighters, reunited hip-hop duo OutKast and superstar rapper Kanye West will anchor LIB, which expands from two days to three this year, October 24-26. (Kings of Leon and The Killers headlined the inaugural edition in 2013.)
Though West’s U.S. tours regularly bring him through town, OutKast hasn’t played Las Vegas since a March 2001 House of Blues stopover with Ludacris, and, discounting an invite-only 2010 gig at the Palms, Foo Fighters haven’t been heard here since a two-night run at the old Joint in September 2008.
Also high on the Life Is Beautiful bill: LA DJ Skrillex, Brit-rock darlings Arctic Monkeys, hip-hop veterans The Roots and soul throwback Lionel Richie.
Others confirmed to play: The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio, A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz and the Tantrums, Phantogram, The Head and the Heart, Panic! At the Disco, Matt and Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tUnE-yArDs, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Trampled by Turtles, St. Lucia, Dizzy Wright, Galantis, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J Roddy Walston and the Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, Holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Paper Route, Rusty Maples, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream and Rabbit.
FoodRepublic.com has revealed details about the fest’s culinary plans, along with a list of participating chefs that includes Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Hubert Keller, Giada De Laurentiis, José Andrés, Cat Cora, Nancy Silverton, Spike Mendelsohn, Marc Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Duff Goldman, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Frankie Pellegrino Jr., Shawn McClain, Sam Marvin, and Mike Minor.
Tickets for this year's festival go on sale Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Three-day passes run from $200 to $250, with VIP passes selling for $595.
Life Is Beautiful will celebrate its 2014 lineup with a party this Wednesday, June 25 at Brooklyn Bowl. Ekoh is set to perform, along with a “surprise guest” from this year’s festival bill. To enter to win tickets to that event, go here.