Returning Champs Lorde, Cage the Elephant Highlight Life Is Beautiful 2022 Lineup

Life Is Beautiful is set to run September 16-18 in Downtown Las Vegas

The 2022 Life Is Beautiful Music and Arts Festival lineup looks a lot like a greatest hits album, as in, you’ve heard a lot of these before. Still, you can’t really get too much of a good thing, can you?

The three-day event will mark its ninth year this September by rolling out some of the most successful acts from festivals past, including Lorde, Cage the Elephant, and Gorillaz—all back from the 2017 lineup. Also on this year’s bill, returning champs Charli XCX (2013), Arctic Monkeys (2014), Alessia Cara (2015) and Phantoms (2019).

There’s plenty new to love, of course. Among the newcomers to Life Is Beautiful: Jack Harlow, Migos, Beach House, Satin Jackets, Grandson, Shaggy, Big Boi, Pussy Riot (they only did the speaker series in 2014) and here’s a big one, Calvin Harris.

If that sounds odd, it’s because Harris is one of the most recognized, and in-demand, deejays on the Las Vegas Strip. But Life Is Beautiful is not a DJ show, and though the 2022 lineup includes notable Vegas nightclub headliners Kygo, Gryffin, and Alison Wonderland, among others, festival-goers are in for full-length performances they don’t see from the dance floor. Even better, having all of these familiar resident artists on the lineup gives the under 21 crowd an opportunity to see their favorites without having to wait until they’re “club legal.”

Keep in mind, this is the first lineup announcement. Previous Life Is Beautiful’s have taught us that there’s always more artists on the way. Some might have to drop out, some new names will get added, that’s just the way it goes.

When Is This Happening?

Life Is Beautiful is set to run September 16-18 in Downtown Las Vegas. As in year’s past, the festival takes over an 18-block area and will feature a number of art installations, guest speakers, standup comedians and culinary events.

How Do I Get In?

You can celebrate the lineups all day and night, but if you’re not going anywhere without a wristband. Life Is Beautiful tickets may not be as hard to come by as those four sold-out BTS shows at Allegiant Stadium, but the “Early Bird” tickets came and went in less than 45 minutes. 

As in years past, there are multiple tiers of access at Life Is Beautiful:

GA: The lowest tier, a three-day ticket starting at $380, including access to the festival and all of the performances, art installations, and speaker events. But everything else you pay for, and there’s no VIP seating available, so wear comfortable footwear.

VIP: A VIP pass grants you a little more access to the festival’s exclusive areas, like stage viewing areas, express entry, and air-conditioned bathrooms. That last one probably makes it worth it. The VIP tier starts at $795 for the weekend.

VIP+: If you’re a festival regular, or if you’ve just lived in Las Vegas for any length of time, you know that “VIP” is a very watered down designation. At Life Is Beautiful, real privilege starts with VIP+, the $1565, three-day pass that grants you access to complimentary drinks at some bars, plus mobile charging stations (that’s a big one), elevated viewing platforms at the Downtown and BACARDI stages (so you can lord over the commoners), and private, air-conditioned bathrooms with attendants, just like home!

ALL-IN: For the ultimate Life Is Beautiful experience, the one that you can shove in the face of all of your friends and strangers on the street, there’s the ALL-IN package. Starting at $3125 for a three-day ticket, this one includes all the perks of the aforementioned tiers PLUS access to the Artist Hospitality Lounge (with all of the free drinks and celebrity sightings that come with it), exclusive front-row viewing areas, two daily food vouchers, air-conditioned shuttle service between the Downtown and BACARDI stages (it’s a long walk), and a commemorative gift that will be shipped to your home.

If you haven’t already, you can RSVP to be notified when the next batch of tickets goes on sale at the Life Is Beautiful website.

Here’s the current 2022 Life Is Beautiful lineup:

  • Calvin Harris
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Gorillaz
  • Jack Harlow
  • KYGO
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Beach House
  • Gryffin
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Jungle
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Oliver Tree
  • Marc Rebillet
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Isaiah Rashad
  • Big Boi
  • Rico Nasty
  • Big Wild
  • Alessia Cara
  • Shaggy
  • Said The Sky
  • SG Lewis
  • COIN
  • R3HAB
  • Bob Moses
  • Tai Verdes
  • Pussy Riot
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Grandson
  • Wet Leg
  • Elderbrook
  • Coi Leray
  • Jax Jones
  • Sam Fender
  • Young Nudy
  • Neil Frances
  • Amaarae
  • Cochise
  • Kenny Hoopla
  • Walker & Royce
  • Solardo
  • Kyle Watson
  • Phantoms
  • Mochakk
  • Omah Lay
  • Clinton Kane
  • Giolì & Assia
  • Alexander 23
  • Cassian
  • Palace
  • Claire Rosinkranz
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew
  • Blu DeTiger
  • Becky Hill
  • Valley
  • Ship Wrek
  • Lewis Of Man
  • Hope Tala
  • Midwxst
  • Perel
  • Ericdoa
  • Rochelle Jordan
  • Satin Jackets
  • Jerro
  • Georgia
  • Lexi Jayde
  • Tre’ Amani
  • The Soul Juice Band

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