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The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine lead Life Is Beautiful’s 2018 lineup

If you already purchased your tickets to this year’s Life Is Gorgeous, you’ll more than happy you did. The Weeknd, Arcade Fire and Florence + the Machine will headline the sixth installation of the Downtown music and arts festival, which returns September 21-23.

The lineup likewise includes Pharell-led hip-hop group N.E.R.D., diverse indie rocker St. Vincent and rapper Travis Scott. DJ Snake, Odesza, Death Taxi for Cutie, Tyler the Creator, Miguel, Blood Orange, Justice, Chvrches, Santigold, Sylvan Esso and others round out the undercard.

“If you look back at the last few lineups, we really aim to cover all categories,” says Craig Nyman, LIB’s head of music and live efficiencies. This year suggested doubling down on that objective and scheduling a few of the greatest artists across the musical spectrum. “We attempt to offer people something for everybody,” adds Nyman. “We acknowledge that fans do like all sorts of music.”

These days, it’s possible to discover somebody who likes the incandescent pop-rock of Florence + the Device– the fest’s very first female-led headliner– but also likes the howling, classic rock tones of Wolfmother and the synthy hooks of Superorganism, both also on this year’s roster. “Music tastes differ and alter,” states Nyman. “When you come to LIB, [our objective is to] make people have that moment where they resemble, ‘Who do I go see next?'”

And while online outlets like Consequence of Noise and UpRoxx have announced that rock is dead following this month’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which supposedly drew little crowds for its guitar-forward acts, Nyman states that’s not part of his state of mind. “We have actually always had a rock part to our festival, starting with The Killers and Kings of Leon. Rock is a leader for us, and it’s not something we’re going to sway from.”

That stated, the lineup is stacked with a few of the very best in hip-hop (Lizzo, anyone?), EDM (RL Grime), indie-folk (Emergency treatment Set) and more– not to point out N.E.R.D.’s first Vegas show considering that the group opened for Kanye West at Red Rock Resort in 2008. And as soon as again, this year’s Life Is Stunning lineup features a local element, with blues-rock trio The Dirty Hooks– who played 2013’s inaugural edition and have been touring with Stone Temple Pilots– rapper Mike Xavier and pop-rock band O Hugely set to representative Las Vegas.

“We have to do with being inclusive, welcoming everybody and encouraging everyone to chase their dreams,” says Nyman. “We desire individuals to come to Downtown Las Vegas and revel and commemorate, but likewise leave sensation motivated and empowered and inspired.”

Didn’t get your early riser tickets? Passes ($295 for basic admission and $655 for VIP, with other premium alternatives likewise readily available) go on sale Thursday, April 26 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit lifeisbeautiful.com.

Complete lineup:

The Weeknd

Game Fire

Florence + the Device

Travis Scott

DJ Snake



Death Taxi for Cutie

Tyler, the Creator






RL Gunk

Foster individuals

St. Vincent

French Montana


A$ AP Ferg

Sylvan Esso

Cold War Children

Daniel Caesar

Alison Wonderland

The Area




Blood Orange

Cashmere Feline

Emergency Treatment Kit


What So Not



Flight Facilities

Sabrina Claudio

Sofi Tukker





Lane 8

The Drums


The Presets

Robert DeLong

Tribal Seeds


Celebration Favor

Denzel Curry

Sir Sly

Ravyn Lenae

Sam Feldt


Welshly Arms


2 Feet




Mt. Joy


Amy Shark

Mikky Ekko


Chet Porter

Knox Fortune



Harry Hudson


Morgan Saint

Neil Frances

Young Bombs

The Dirty Hooks

Mike Xavier

O Extremely

Slain Las Vegas city employee remembered as '' warm, loving and beautiful' ' in downtown event

contact)Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017|8:30 p.m. Cameron Robinson, 28, St. George, Utah (Courtesy) Cameron Robinson was peaceful and a bit anxious around individuals as

he fulfilled them for the first time. Once he learnt more about somebody, the guy referred to as fun-loving, resourceful and innovative by friends and family Thursday at a Las Vegas Municipal government ceremony utilized his passionate character to motivate others and open their minds.

“Cameron always prospered on attempting brand-new things,” said Las Vegas City Lawyer Brad Jerbic, who worked with Robinson to work as a records keeper on his staff 8 years earlier and became one of his friends. “I knew immediately I was dealing with an amazing human being.”

Robinson, 28, was one of 58 people eliminated in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, six of whom were from the Las Vegas Valley. As he was honored Thursday in a 90-minute event at Las Vegas City Board Chambers, about 300 friends, family, former co-workers and members of the Southern Nevada neighborhood gathered to commemorate his life while prompting each other to maintain his legacy.

“This special boy had a heat and a heart and a love for life,” stated Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “He became a friend to everyone and showed nothing but persistent dedication, individual devotion and love for what he did every day.”

“He was warm, loving and beautiful, and enjoyed everything that readied in life,” Goodman added. “Everybody needs to continue with a commitment to exactly what Cameron would have wanted.”

Jerbic, who said he preferred to binge-watch the TV series “Huge Bro” with Robinson, explained him as somebody who likewise enjoyed spontaneous treking trips. Robinson poured his heart into his personal relationships as much as his task, Jerbic stated.

Robinson, who operated at a floral store and also held a job with MGM Resorts International prior to getting worked with by the city, was likewise an avowed coupon-clipper and sought to be as economical as possible in whatever from eating out to his choice of groceries. His strong convictions, and a growing self-confidence as an adult, had actually put him in discussion for an approaching promotion with the city.

“No obstacle was too big for Cameron,” Jerbic stated. “The trajectory on his life was headed no place but up.”

Others who spoke Thursday and who understood Jerbic prior to his days in Las Vegas echoed that claim. Robinson’s enthusiasm for brand-new experiences and his perfectionist personality extended beyond his task to his pals, autos, flowers and cooking, to name a few pastimes.

Robinson’s partner of four years, St. George, Utah resident Bobby Eardley, said the two had actually been dealing with constructing their own dog house for numerous months before Robinson’s death, after he encouraged Eardley to construct the dog house rather of buying one. While Eardley described himself as the “slack-off moms and dad,” Robinson was “always there” to make sure the three kids he stepfathered completed their homework and remained in bed by 9 p.m. to get ready for school the next day.

Eardley, 36, said his 3 kids got a daddy figure as he and Robinson grew in their relationship. This year, on Daddy’s Day, Robinson received his first daddy’s day card, a minute Eardley stated as he resisted tears.

“He had a lot of quirks and so many enthusiasms, numerous talents therefore much drive for life,” Eardley said. “He was a great dad to my kids and I valued that quite.”

Besides his devoted character, Robinson lived with confidence in his own skin, stated long time pal Ethan Avanzino. That mindset motivated those around him to find the strength to embrace their real selves, instead of residing in manner ins which other people would approve.

Avanzino, 28, who satisfied Robinson in 2006 when they were juniors at Nevada State High School in Henderson, likewise roomed with him throughout their freshman year at Nevada State College. While Robinson had actually been “out of the closet” given that high school, Avanzino saw his close friend experience harassment and bullying– exhibited one night when Robinson’s orange Mitsubishi cars was keyed with homophobic messages.

But that didn’t prevent Robinson from living his life to the fullest, Avanzino stated. Three years earlier, when Avanzino came out as gay, he flew from his home in Dallas to Las Vegas to first tell Robinson of the announcement. He credited Robinson for instilling him with the nerve to take that action and to live authentically.

“I hire that strength that Cameron had to be himself to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public,” he said. “He was unapologetic for who he was and unapologetic for who he liked.”