The 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival made lifelong memories for festivalgoers and anyone involved in the event. With a sold out and star-studded VIP area together with an all-star line-up and popular Wynn Nightlife after party destinations, Life is Beautiful had all the right parts to be a success.
Day one started at 2 p.m. in a 90 degree Vegas October. If you were in VIP, the Wynn Nightlife staff made you feel like a celebrity with their private entry,, a house DJ spinning to keep the energy up all day and night long, and wristbands that gave you access to the entire festival. However, with two full bars, wait staff, and food service, you really didn’t need to leave the VIP. Some of the notable artists to hit the main stage: EDM DJ Girl Talk, The Weeknd, and an incredible finale from Kanye West. The after-party for day one was at Surrender Nightclub with Wynn Resident Dillon Francis who was celebrating his album release for Money Sucks Friends Rule.
Coming off of day one the festival was the talk of the town so expectations for day two were high and the festival did not disappoint. While there was a break in the heat, it was clear that the festivalgoers were sizzling for the day two line up. Once again the Wynn Nightlife VIP area was the place to be with celebrity guests including Holly Madison and Electric Daisy Carnival creator Pasqulae Rotella as well as the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller. The all-star artist line-up didn’t let up with OK GO, Matt and Kim, DJ Mustard and Lionel Richie. But what left everyone talking was the day’s final performance by the legendary OutKast. The day two after-party was at XS Nightclub with Wynn Resident DJ/Producer Tommy Trash.
Just when the thought of “How could this be any bigger?” occurred, day three arrived with picture perfect festival weather. Apparently from all the dancing people were exceptionally hungry this day as the last day had the most food ordered. The line-up of performers finished strong with A-Trak, Artic Monkeys, and Wynn Resident Skrillex who also headlined the closing party at XS. The Foo Fighters closed out the festival with a marathon 2-hour set filled with their hits and some unexpected covers.
All in all it was a phenomenal weekend and there is already great anticipation for next year.
Article by Wynn Social Contributing Editor Martesha Deason
photos by danny mahoney