Limerick electronic arts festival will bring 30,000 to city

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Le Galaxie will be one of the headline acts at the Limerick electronic arts festival.

THE LIMERICK Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), which is scheduled for March 9 and 10 next year, has the potential to bring up to 30,000 music fans to the city.

Festival organisers CWB Management, who have artists such as Bressie and The Strypes on their roster, say this unique event will “stabilise the regional tourism imbalance” and will have a strong economic impact.

Events lined up for next March’s festival at the Cleeves plant includes a joint-collaborative performance by the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Kormac on the first night with a show from Le Galaxie on the Saturday. The Hard Working Class Heroes Electronic Trail will also form part of the programme.

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Speaking at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council, Paul Boland of CWB told councillors that LEAF will see Limerick’s existing cityscape become the focus of this free all-inclusive event.

The proposal will now go before the council’s Culture Committee in the New Year for further consideration.

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