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Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) – Southern Alberta’s largest electronic music festival celebrating its fifth anniversary

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Lethbridge-based DJ crew and electronic music production company, BassWorks, along with their partners Unified Vibe, 11:11 Live, and B93 will host the fifth Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) on Aug. 13 in Galt Gardens park, Downtown Lethbridge.


LEMF is a free, all ages event with three stages, 30 DJs, beer gardens, food and merchandise vendors, object manipulators, and a Kid Zone that runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Galt Gardens Park in downtown Lethbridge. It is followed by an after-party hosted by Studio Nightclub running 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
From humble beginnings on one small stage in 2011, the festival has grown into a premier downtown summer event with more than 3,500 attendees last year. LEMF is celebrating its fifth year and to celebrate a third stage has been added, along with live graffiti artists hailing from Vancouver, and more out-of-town DJs including headlining act SKiiTour, from Whistler B.C. The children’s zone this year will feature two air jumps, face painting, balloon animals, and tons of family fun.
“Our vision is to keep LEMF free, family-friendly, and open to all ages because we find that people who aren’t typically in the electronic music scene are more likely to come out and see what the music and the scene are all about. The festival is on for 12 hours in the heart of downtown and for the past four years we have never had any arrests or violence — we are very proud of that,” says Jose Streeter, founder of BassWorks and co-founder of LEMF.
Electronic Dance Music has been growing in popularity across the globe over the past 20 years, with an explosion in North American over the past five years.
“We have so many talented local DJs that are all passionate about the music. With over 30 acts this year, LEMF gives DJs an opportunity to play for family, friends and the community rather than just in a nightclub or 18-plus festivals. Everyone, including the DJs and event organizers have a great time sharing the music we love and watching all ages, all demographics, and all races come out and dance together in beautiful Galt Gardens park,” says Streeter. “After all, connecting people is what music is meant for.”
For more information, connect with LEMF on facebook, or visit the website at: www.lemf.ca.

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