At the BandLab NME Awards 2022, Life Is Beautiful Wins Best Festival In The World

At the BandLab NME Awards 2022, Life Is Beautiful was named Best Festival In The World. Reading & Leeds, Fuji Rock, TRNSMT, and other candidates were all beaten to the top spot by the Las Vegas event. Life Is Beautiful returned last year after a year off due to the coronavirus outbreak, with headliners Tame Impala, Green Day, and Billie Eilish.

During the festival, Eilish spent her time on stage to perform three songs from her upcoming album ‘Happier Than Ever,’ telling the crowd that it felt like “a dream I’ve had many, many times in the previous year… I can’t express how thrilled I am to be with you and see all of your lovely faces.”

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The 2022 edition of the event will take place September 16-18, with a lineup that has yet to be revealed. Reading & Leeds Festival, which won Best Festival In The UK at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, is another winner. White Claw and Wide Awake, who won Best Small Festival, lent their support.

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The BandLab NME Awards 2022, which took place on March 2 at the O2 Academy Brixton, featured performances by Sam Fender, CHVRCHES & Robert Smith, Rina Sawayama, and Bring Me The Horizon.

—Aditi Manjunath