BY: JOEY REAMS
Life is Beautiful has announced the lineup for the 2021 festival. Headliners include Billie Eilish, Green Day, and Tame Impala. Scheduled for Sept. 17-19 in Las Vegas, this is the first U.S. music festival to release a lineup since the pandemic started. Tickets go on sale on March 12 at 10 a.m. PST time.
“When curating the lineup for Life is Beautiful this year, we challenged ourselves to stay grounded in the realities of the year that we just lived,” said Justin Weniger, partner at Life is Beautiful. “The way we discover artists changed, the places we listened to music evolved, and the meaning of music deepened as we listened in new ways. This year’s lineup isn’t our 2019 lineup in 2021. It’s our 2021 lineup, and celebrates the artists, both established and emerging, who were the shining lights during our darkest days.”
The entire 2021 lineup includes artists from many different genres. Fortunately for rock fans, this festival isn’t drowned out by pop and other genres. Here are some of the best indie, alternative, and rock artists that will be at this festival:
Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, HAIM, Glass Animals, St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, LANY, Brittany Howard, Death From Above 1979, All Time Low, Caamp, half•alive, White Reaper, Slenderbodies, Amy Allen, The Backseat Lovers, and Sir Chloe.
“After a year away, we’re not only excited to welcome our fans back to Downtown Las Vegas, but also our partner artists, chefs, speakers, and creators of all forms,” said David Oehm, CEO of Life is Beautiful. “We believe in the power and connection that comes with Live experiences and we’re thrilled to reunite and celebrate a collective return to discovery, serendipity, and together!”
If all goes well, this could signify the beginning of music festivals returning to America. There’s no word about how the festival will be handling attendance while maintaining proper COVID-19 restriction, but officials say there will be some changes.
“Almost certainly there will be new protocols, as the world has shifted around us, that we’ll implement to ensure the health and safety of the guest, but I don’t think anybody knows specifically what those are just yet,” said Weniger.