The Dublin four-piece are one of a host of acts that have been announced to play the 10-day music and arts festival which will take place in Dublin city centre over January 2- 12.
Other music acts confirmed on the line-up include This Club, Heathers, Dublin rockers Kopek, Vann, Roisin O, We Cut Corners, The Man Whom, dREA and VerseChorusVerse.
Led by Michael Pope, Le Galaxie have been one of the acts to watch over the past 12 months thanks to the release of their acclaimed Fade 2 Forever EP.
They will headline the First Fortnight closing gig at The Button Factory, Dublin, on January 12 on a bill that includes We Cut Corners, Kopek and Vann.
Three additional nights of music will take place in The Workman’s Club on January 2, 4 and 11 under the banner, The Therapy Sessions.
The inaugural First Fortnight festival was staged last January and featured a mix of live music, spoken-word, theatre, film and visual art to create open discussion and understanding of mental health problems and challenge prejudice and discrimination.
Aside from the music acts, other artists taking part include contemporary British artist Stuart Semple and acclaimed theatre productions Silent, Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend & Box of Frogs.
First Fortnight co-founder and project manager JP Swaine said of the line-up: “We hope people are as thrilled about this year’s line-up of events as we are. We were overwhelmed by the response we received to last January’s festival and believe that the festival helped trigger conversations about mental health problems that might not otherwise have occurred.
“Again, we hope that people come to this year’s events to be entertained, but also to hopefully go into the year ahead touched by a really strong message about reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health.”
The First Fortnight festival is partnered by Amnesty International Ireland, Mental Health Reform and See Change.
The full line-up can be viewed at www.FirstFortnight.ie