DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Life is Beautiful might be over, but these acts are here to stay

An audience member sings along with The Weeknd during the first night of the Life is Beautiful festival Friday, September 21, 2018, in downtown Las Vegas. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Life is Beautiful is over, but sometimes what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. The sixth annual festival brought thousands of people more than 100 musicians, and artists who’s murals will remain downtown long after the stages are broken down.

We spoke with performers who played at the festival, but also consider Las Vegas a second home.


The Sweedish Duo composed of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw headlined the Fremont Stage of Life is Beautiful on Saturday night. They are no strangers to Las Vegas. They’re Life is Beautiful veterans and have a residency at Encore Beach Club.

Their singles “No Money” and “Runaway” (U&I) absolutely blew up in the United States with both records going Platinum internationally.

We were able to speak with them before their set and found out they both love hockey, money, and of course music.

Check out their new single “Satisfied” ft. Max:


Dylan Ragland who goes by the stage name “Party Favor” has a name that fits his personality. He partied on stage at Life is Beautiful and keeps the party going with his Las Vegas residencies at Hakkasan and Omnia.

Party Favor rocked with News 3 behind the scenes and gave us a little peak into what’s next for him. Hint : He’s making "money moves."


Toronto Native Chet Porter takes a unique approach to his sets. In addition to the traditional electronic music set up, Porter has drum sticks in hand for parts of his sets creating original beats to go along with his electronic beats.

Porter took on the Fremont Stage at Life is Beautiful and overcame a couple of technical glitches from overheating during his set. The audience was loyal and danced till the end. It wasn’t his first time playing in Las Vegas.

Porter played with Odeza during their "A Moment Apart Tour" at The D Las Vegas Events Center in 2017. We went backstage with Porter to see what’s next for him. We’re hoping he’ll be back in Las Vegas soon.

Want to see some more sights from Life is Beautiful? Check out these awesome photos.

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