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Introducing: Leeds International Festival

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Leeds welcomes an exciting and cultural festival from 22 - 30 April

Lauren Laverne and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man will top the bill at the Leeds International Festival, an ambitious new festival, taking place from 22 – 30 April.


Leeds International Festival (LIF) will focus on music, moving image and technology. Showcasing the best of what Leeds has to offer, LIF introduces itself with a stellar line-up including film premieres, headline performances, exhibitions and conferences, with keynote speakers leading the debates.


Broadcaster Lauren Laverne will lead an Empowering Woman with Tech conference, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man will headline Live at Leeds and a new film about Leeds United will be screened during the festival.


Alongside music, moving image and technology, fashion and food-related fringe events will link to new cultural projects like Fashion in Leeds and Leeds Indie Food.


Andrew Cooper, chair of Leeds International Festival and LeedsBID chief executive, said: “There is an ambition in the city to showcase all that is great about Leeds, nationally and internationally. This year’s festival is hopefully the start of a showpiece annual event for Leeds - the foundation for a bigger and even more ambitious LIF in 2018.”


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