The Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival is set to drop some beats this weekend. The last event in 2019 drew close to 5,000 people. This year it will take place in Galt Gardens. Organizers are hoping that people are able to get out and have some fun after the tough year we have had with the pandemic.
The president of LEMF, David Fritz, says that the music festival was started in 2012, and for this year’s event there will be two stages and close to 25 DJs laying down some electronic music for Lethbridge residents.
“I think it’s really needed right now. Personally for us we’ve been working on this party for almost two years now after the cancellation last year. We’ve changed the date this year a couple of times. It seems like pretty much everyone else has cancelled at this point. Fresh Fest and Coulee fest were both cancelled. I think it’s a nice opportunity for people to get back in the park and get outside to get into a festival experience for the first time in a couple years. People can dance and see people they haven’t seen in a while.”
There will be sanitizing stations at the beer garden, kids zone, and by the two stages. Signage will also be up to encourage people to social distance as well.
Fritz is a DJ himself under the name of Marty Funkhauser. He adds that it’s going to be rewarding for him to get up and play for the crowd.
“Initially I was supposed to have four gigs this month, but this is pretty much the only one that hasn’t been cancelled. I haven’t played in a festival setting in almost two years.”
LEMF will also feature 18 artisan vendors, 4 food trucks, beer gardens, a Kids Zone with air jump, free face painting, dancers and live graffiti art.
The event starts at 11am on Saturday and is free to the public.
For more information on LEMF you can visit https://www.lemf.ca/