Life Is Stunning, the annual three-day music and humanities pageant in downtown Las Vegas, introduced Tuesday that it’ll not be going down this 12 months.
The pageant was scheduled to happen Sept. 18-20, however a efficiency lineup had not but been introduced and passes had not gone on sale. Final 12 months, the varied artist roster included Billie Eilish, Probability the Rapper, Put up Malone, Vampire Weekend, Maggie Rogers and Janelle Monae.
The choice to attend till 2021 is among the many first outright cancellations by a significant pageant that was scheduled to happen within the fall, in what may very well be a bellwether for different equally timed fests presently weighing their choices.
Within the announcement made on their Instagram, the Life Is Stunning staff defined the reasoning behind their choice.
“We have been extra excited than ever to share the imaginative and prescient of this 12 months’s pageant with you,” the assertion stated. “As an alternative, this second has given us the chance to pause and assess what is actually necessary. It has given us the house to replicate and to develop, to refocus on our work, and to search out new methods to offer again to our neighborhood past the three days of the pageant. Our hearts are heavy, however our resilience is unstoppable.”
Competition organizer Justin Weniger stated in a press launch that Life Is Stunning is engaged on creating new initiatives to convey collectively its neighborhood in these unprecedented instances, along with guaranteeing that the pageant could make a full comeback subsequent 12 months.
“From the start, Life Is Stunning has been a year-round, aspirational mantra that materializes right into a pageant that unites guests from all over the world,” Weniger stated. “For this 12 months, that pageant gained’t occur however there has by no means been a extra necessary time to remind us all that life is certainly lovely. That’s what we’re going to do, in methods giant and small.”
One other main Las Vegas pageant, Electrical Daisy Carnival, was not too long ago postponed till October. Burning Man 2020, which might have taken place in Nevada from Aug. 30-Sept. 7, was canceled outright earlier this month.