This weekend sees the arrival of a new event on the Irish festival circuit, as Longitude rolls into Dublin’s Marley Park for the first time. The festival is the Irish equivalent of the popular Latitude Festival in the UK. Spread out over three days, the festival boasts a strong line up with Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Foals and many more.
Getting to the festival isn’t too hard, you can travel by car, taxi, Dublin Bus (routes 16, 116 and 161) or even the Longitude Shuttle Bus that will depart from Custom House Quay every hour from 14:00 to 19:00. Getting back can be done in the same fashion with Longitude Shuttle Buses departing the festival entrance from 22:00 onwards. The Longitude Shuttle Bus is the most direct way to the Grange Road entrance, and will cost you €10 for a return ticket. Be aware that there is NO CAMPING at Longitude this weekend.
There will be a wide range of outlets selling food throughout the weekend, as well as the free water taps and several bars onsite. Prices may vary at different stalls over the weekend, but do make sure to avail of those free water taps over the weekend. A hat, sunglasses and suncream are essential this weekend, as the weather is set to in the mid to high 20’s.
There are a number of areas to check out at Longitude, there’s the Main Stage, Phantom 105.2’s Green, Heineken Live Project Stage, Red Bull Music Academy, Dirty Old Town Speakeasy, Bacardi Oakheart and the Woodlands Stage.
So who do you go see this weekend, well here’s my list of acts that you should check out.
The last three acts on the Main Stage Django Django, Foals and Phoenix are a great way to settle down for a night of great music. Alunageorge are also worth checking out at the Heineken Live Project Stage around 18:45.
The Main Stage again boasts some great acts, as Kodaline, Villagers and Vampire Weekend take to the stage throughout the day. Le Galaxie open the Heineken Live Project Stage, while Cork duo Young Wonder take to the same stage around 16:15. Funeral Suits, whose song you may recognise from the latest Vodafone Centre Stage ads play the Woodlands Stage at 15:00. VANN MUSIC close the stage on Saturday too.
Hot Chip and Yeah Yeah Yeahs hit The Main Stage on Sunday night, while SBTRKT perform a DJ set in Heineken Live Project Stage. The Minutes are finishing off their second album production at the moment, so we might hear a few new songs from the Dublin rockers on the Woodlands Stage at 16:00 on Sunday.
• Entry Ticket
• Money / Cash Card
• Clothing for all seasons
• Travel Ticket Home
• Camera (pocket sized for personal use only)
• Mobile Phone
• Sun Cream and a Hat
• Tissues and Wet Wipes
• Strong shoes
• Insect repellent
• Any medications that you need