New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The music, film and entertainment visionaries behind a groundbreaking new entertainment venture announced today that Kind Heaven
will open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas
in 2019. Kind Heaven
is the result of a partnership between Perry Farrell, whose Lollapalooza franchise has revolutionized the modern music festival, Immersive Artistry, whose award-winning co-founders have been responsible for major Hollywood fantasy film franchises, and Caesars
Entertainment, the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider.
"Lollapalooza forever changed the way fans experience live entertainment and Kind Heaven
will take that to the next level, mesmerizing the audience through sights, sounds and deliciously exotic smells," said Farrell. "Nothing like this has ever been attempted before. It's going to be incredible."
Combining leading edge technology and Hollywood style storytelling, Kind Heaven
will take visitors on a sensual exotic journey that offers the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, danger, fashion, exoticism, exploration, mystery and spiritual enlightenment. Featuring a soundscape curated by Farrell, Kind Heaven
will provide a wide variety of experiences, from dark and mysterious back alleys to a Forest Temple and beautiful Sanctuary. Every area will feature different food, drink, and entertainment experiences and everything will be available for purchase.
brings together a visionary team that includes a track record for creating new business models in 3D cinema; global film production and education; pioneering visual effects concepts that have been adopted as the industry gold standard; and completely revolutionizing the live music festival experience. Immersive Artistry CEO Cary Granat was founder and former CEO of Walden Media (The Chronicles of Narnia film series) and former President and COO Miramax/Dimension Films (Scream series, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises, From Dusk Till Dawn); President Ed Jones is an Academy® Award-winning visual effects pioneer (Star Wars' The Empire
Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Indiana
Jones, E.T., Who Framed Roger
Rabbit?); and Perry Farrell who not only created and launched the iconic international music festival known as Lollapalooza, but is also the frontman for the groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.
represents Immersive Artistry's unique approach to entertainment, which blends storytelling with mythology and technology for a 360-degree communal experience that thrusts the audience directly into the action," said Granat, CEO Immersive Artistry. "Perry Farrell and Caesars
Entertainment understand the raw power of combining mythology, destination, entertainment, theme and retail, which is why they are such perfect partners."
"We're enveloping audiences in multi-sensory experiences and transporting them to places they have never been before," added Jones, president Immersive Artistry. "It is a new transitory experience and art form, not to mention a quantum leap forward from the traditional theme park experience."
Located in The LINQ Promenade, a dynamic open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district anchored by the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller, Kind Heaven
will be family friendly by day and adult at night, offering a 360-degree sensory kaleidoscope. No two visits will be the same. Kind Heaven
is scheduled to open to the public in 2019.
"Caesars Entertainment is delighted to partner with Perry Farrell and Immersive Artistry on this groundbreaking, multifaceted new venture in the center of the Strip," said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment for Caesars
Entertainment. "Introducing Kind Heaven
into our line-up of world-class programming further solidifies our reputation as a premier destination for entertainment."
will leverage state-of-the-art RF technology and advanced wearable tech to not only create a personalized experience for each visitor, but also a cash free environment enabling frictionless food, beverage and retail sales. It will also be a portal for premium Asian brands that are not currently available in the U.S.
Bob Morse, president of hospitality for Caesars
Entertainment said, "Kind Heaven
has the potential to become a must-visit Las Vegas
destination that will appeal to our global travelers and transform the streetscape at The LINQ Promenade. Cary, Ed and Perry's vision for the future of entertainment was the inspiration behind this partnership."
About Perry Farrell
Perry Farrell is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman for the legendary alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. After forming in 1986, Jane's Addiction
became known as the founders of Alternative Rock, influencing the biggest bands of the 90's including Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains, and Pearl
Jam. Their songs "Stop", "Been Caught Stealing" and "Just Because
" reached #1 on the US charts. His band has also been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Farrell created the wildly successful touring festival Lollapalooza in 1991. After an incredible 13 year run as an alternative event that brought the underground to the forefront of popular culture, Lollapalooza has since evolved into the model for modern day music festivals, with 3 and 4 day events that sell out every year in incredible markets like Chicago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Berlin, and Paris. In Chicago, the flagship event attracts almost 500,000 people every year, and takes in over $200 million in revenues for the various businesses in the city. Farrell continues to produce Lollapalooza with partners William Morris Agency and C3.