LEAF aka Limerick Electronic Arts Festival was launched at Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 15. The four day festival promises internationally renowned music artists, leaders in social media innovation, E-Sports stars and innovators in tech showcasing electronic arts and exploring the, “intersection of technology and artistic expression.”
LEAF was conceived by Limerick production company CWB, led by founders Paul Boland and Joe Clarke, and is supported by Limerick City and County Council, Fáilte Ireland, IMRO and The University of Limerick.
The launch was held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral featuring Futurist and renowned Ted speaker Anne Lise Kjaer and music from the Glasshouse Ensemble performing the music of Aphex Twin before a backdrop of stunning visual projections.
Announced so far for the festival is a business and creative symposium at the LCFE campus;
A one-day forum with talks and panels on E-sports, YouTube, music creation and the world of online collaboration and monetisation from Depop to Spotify;
The old Cleeve’s Factory on O’Callaghan Strand will host installations and live shows by some of the best electronic artists;
LEAF 2020 will also host a free music trail across the city showcasing electronic music creators curated by blogger and DJ Nialler9.
Expect a discussion on ATARI’s early days in the mid-west, late night parties and live podcast shows, Banter with Jim Carroll and family raves.
LEAF: Limerick Electronic Arts Festival takes place on March 5 – 8, 2020.