Life is Beautiful Festival returns to Downtown Las Vegas this weekend after its successful inaugural go in 2013. Expanding to become a full three day festival, Life is Beautiful 2014 features an on-point lineup with a solid mix of rock, hip hop, electro; established acts and up-and-comers in a vibrant, art-filled setting.

Headliners this year include Foo Fighters, Outkast, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Lionel Richie, Alt-J, The Roots, TV On The Radio,, and Fitz and the Tantrums. You may already know which big acts to, but here are some lesser-known acts it behooves you to check out this weekend:

Friday

Milky Chance – Making waves with the smash hit, “Stolen Dance”, be among the first to see what else this German duo has to offer. 2:10 on the Downtown Stage.

Rusty Maples – Melodic cello rock. 2:45 at the Ambassador Stage.

Holy Ghost! – One of the best acts at this year’s Pacific Festival, they’re playing at 3:40 at the Downtown Stage

Pussy Riot – The Russian punk band/political protesters will speak as part of the LIB Learning series. 4:05 at the Western Hotel.

ASTR – Synth-heavy R&B with gorgeous vocals. 4:15 at Ambassador Stage.

Phantogram – passionate tunes, a powerful female vocalist, and an incredible light show. 5:15 at the Downtown Stage

Girl Talk – You’d better have your dancing shoes on for the master of mash-ups. 6:50 at the Ambassador Stage.

Neon Tree – of “1983” and “Animal” fame, 9 PM at the Ambassador Stage.

We don’t have to tell you to catch:

Kanye (10:35 Downtown), RAC (9:45 Huntridge) 

 

Saturday

The Preatures – Funky, synth-driven disco reminiscent of Daft Punk’s latest. Sexy stuff worth making the trek out early for. 2 PM at the Downtown Stage.

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – What’s a rock festival without the blues. Get your fix, 5 PM at the Western Stage

MSMR – 6:35 Western Stage

Kimbra – Fun, cheeky dance tunes at 8:15 on the Western Stage

TV On The Radio – They’ve only made more fascinating, frenetic music since 2006’s Wolf Like Me. 7:25 at Huntridge

Don’t have to tell you :

OK Go (3:30 Downtown), Fitz And the Tantrums (5:05 Downtown);  The Roots (6:40 Downtown), Alt-J (9L05 Ambassador), Lionel Richie (8:25 Downtown),

 

Sunday

Mayer Hawthorne – smooth, cynical Detroit soul from this Stones Throw Records alumnus. 4:40 at the Downtown Stage.

Broken BellsDanger Mouse and James Mercer of the Shins – 6:05 at Downtown Stage

St. Lucia – 8:55 at Huntridge Stage

We don’t have to tell you:

Arctic Monkeys (7:45) Ambassador); Little Dragon (8:25 Huntridge); Foo Fighters (9:45 Downtown)

 

3 Day Passes and Single Day Tickets are still available.

 

We’ll be tweeting and Instagramming our favorite bands all weekend long so stay tuned! Follow me too @RabbitsSteph.

 

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