Life is Beautiful has ended. Which means the countdown till Life is Beautiful 2020 has officially began!
The seventh edition of Life Is Beautiful, more than 195,000 festival goers celebrated the three-day festival with Las Vegas’s premier chefs, world class artists, interactive art installations, comedy and more. Artists such as Toto, ZEDD, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rae Sremmurd, Vampire Weekend and more put on performances of a lifetime across four vibrant stages, with a closing performance at the Downtown Stage by Post Malone!
Canadian pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen, was a HUGE surprise on Sunday! After making a surprise appearance during Gryffin’s set to perform their collaborative track ‘OMG’ on Friday, Canadian pop treasure Carly Rae Jepsen brought out all the stops for her headlining set Sunday night – which was pure Vegas vibes.
Jepsen had multiple costume changes and a giant disco ball reflecting upon her as she played all of her top hits including ‘Run Away With Me’ and ‘E•MO•TION’, off the album of the same name, along with songs off her new album Dedicated, including ‘Julien’ and ‘Now That I Found You’. It wouldn’t be a party without streamers and confetti – which there was plenty of! The crowd favorite was still, her career-making hit ‘Call Me Maybe,’ which had the crowd jumpin’! The hit line even made a debut on the Motel’s marquee behind the stage! definitively made an appearance.
The stunning closing set by Post Malone, whose entire 17-track new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, was on full effect during the set! The rock-star played newer hits, which may have been more of a bust to the crowd that was craving his classic hits, (which were eventually played)!
The overall set was emotional and beautiful. Post Malone sincerely thanked his fans multiple times. This vulnerability was almost as if he were letting fans in on a glimpse into himself as an artist. Over the almost 2-hour set, he sang his heart out and offered up a slice of his soul during his earnest between-song chatter. His numbers included “Better Now,” “Psycho,” “Paranoid,” “I Fall Apart” and current chart-topper “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”
“The day I made this song, my life changed,” Malone said as he thanked his fans and lead into White Iverson. Commenting on the experience, he said, “a night without hate or violence really makes me believe that life is fucking beautiful.”
Malone ended his set and the festival with “Congratulations,” a fitting finale. Forever grateful, he took the scenic route offstage, walking through the crowd, touching his fans as the cameras followed him until he was gone. Then the large screens displayed the message: “Thank You! See you next year! Life Is Beautiful 2020!”
The final day of Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful Music & Art festival saw some of the most elaborate and celebrated performances of the weekend. The final day, of course, was a day full of highlights, emotions and heightened energy. Until next year – stay beautiful!