Life Is Beautiful Festival Last Minute Tips

Don't forget to check the bag policy

By Melissa Gill | Las Vegas, NV | Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful returns to Downtown Las Vegas. From Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19, the city parties nonstop with the hottest celebs, culinary icons, unique visual artists, gut-busting comedians and a series of wild surprises. Nothing’s worse than arriving high on good vibes only to realize that you forgot essentials to enter the fest, brought the wrong bag or forgot your proof of vaccination. Off the Strip wants to help you make sure you’re prepared. Here are some helpful last minute tips to add to your LIB weekend checklist.

Atmosphere at the 2019 Life is Beautiful Music Festival held in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Alive Coverage/Sipa USA)

Getting Tickets

Life Is Beautiful tickets may be sold out, but don’t lose hope yet. On their website, visit the Official Ticket Exchange page. Click on Buy Tickets. Then, browse the different ticket options. Pick the one you want. Then, it will purchase it automatically as soon as it is available. There are a variety of options to consider while checking which tickets you want to buy from 3-Day VIP to individual day general admission. Be sure to read all the details so that you can pick what works best for you. 


For example, general admission on Saturday, September 18 starts at $179 and includes access to more than 20 different musical performances, 18-blocks filled with festivities to roam, immersive art installations and Vegas-based food and beverage experiences including over 50 different restaurants. 

While a VIP+ pass for Saturday, September 18 starts at $699 with access to 70 plus musical performances, 18-blocks filled with festivities to roam, access to VIP Villages & Bacardi stages, exclusive viewing areas, air conditioned restrooms, curated VIP food, drink and merch offers, express entry, bars with complimentary beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, daily culinary and mixology features plus mobile charging stations. 

Health & Safety Policies

The most important thing to do is stay safe and keep others safe. Health & Safety experts developed guidelines the festival is following to keep festival goers protected. 

All attendees must either: Provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID or provide proof of a negative lab-administered PCR or Antigen COVID test. 

For guests that are fully vaccinated, you must have received your final dose 14 days before your festival entry date.

For guests that are bringing proof of a negative COVID test, the test must be obtained within 72 hours prior to the festival. Guests that bought three day passes may be tested on Thursday, September 16 or Friday, September 17 for their negative results to be accepted proof to attend all three days. Unvaccinated concert-goers are highly advised to wear masks the entire time during their festival experience. 

Download the Clear App to create a digital health pass to make the entry process smoother to the festival to prove that you are fully-vaccinated or to show proof of negative COVID test results. Take photos of your ID, vaccination card and a selfie. It’s a fast and easy process. 

Photo from Life Is Beautiful website

To be eligible to use the app, guests must be 18 years or older. 

Other forms of proof guests must bring are a government issued ID and one of the following essentials:

Original CDC Vaccination Card

A printed copy of CDC Vaccination Card or Proof of Negative Test

Picture on a smartphone of your CDC Vaccination Card or Negative Test


Also, the name on your photo ID must match the name on your vaccination card or negative test results.

Bag Policy

To take extra safety precautions, there are bag restrictions enforced at the festival. 

Photo from Life Is Beautiful website

Small bags up to 6” x 8” x 3” are acceptable. These kinds do not have to be clear.

Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets bigger than 6” x 8” x 3”must be made of clear plastic, clear vinyl or clear PVC. 

Hydration packs are required to be empty of all liquid with a capacity of no more than 2.5L/160 cubic inches. Backpacks with hydration bladders are not allowed. 


Stay Hydrated

Photo from Life Is Beautiful Twitter

Beat the heat and stay hydrated while at the fest. If you have one handy, bring a refillable water bottle and an extra hydration pack that meets the guidelines. Use the map to find water stations.


Bonus Tips

Carry emergency contact information in your wallet or on your phone lock screen just in case. And register your wristband with your emergency contact info, too. 

Photo from Life Is Beautiful Twitter


Las Vegas weather is hot sometimes even in September. Double check the weather forecast before choosing what to wear. It’s good to bring sun protection like sunscreen and shades. Take breaks in the shade to cool down.

Avoid going at peak entry times between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Have fun and stay safe!

For more information, check the Life Is Beautiful website.

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