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Joe Downtown: The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Beck grace Life Is Beautiful festival lineup

June 4, 2013


June 04--Las Vegas-bred The Killers, Beck and Kings of Leon, plus, recent breakout Las Vegas indie band Imagine Dragons headline a list of 33 rock artists signed to play during the two-day Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas this October.

Hundreds of people got news of the musical lineup at Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St., on Monday night.

The festival, on Oct. 26 and 27, will encompass 15 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, which will be fenced in with entryways for those with tickets in the area of Carson Avenue and 6th and 7th streets.

Besides music, food also will be on the menu with some 60 chefs creating dishes in something of a culinary village, while another section of the festival will be reserved for artists.

There will be two large stages, one near 6th/7th streets and Stewart Avenue and the other north of Fremont Street at 9th and 10th streets. Three smaller stages also will be positioned throughout the grounds.

The massive undertaking has been about a year in the making, said Rehan Choudry, the Aurelian Marketing Group CEO who is shepherding the project.

Aside from major acts, several local bands also will play the festival. They were chosen over several months after playing in talent showcases at local clubs.

Here is the complete list of major acts scheduled to play:

The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal, The Man, Danny Brown, Dawes, Andrew McMahon, Earl Sweatshirt, The Joy Formidable, Charlie XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, Capital Cities, Haim, Youngblood Hawke, Twenty One Pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Five Knives, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch and Knocked Up Kids.


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