Longitude Festival is upon us once again for the second year. It’s fair to say that line up is quite impressive, as Ben Howard, Disclosure, Massive Attack and many more make their way to Marlay Park this weekend.
So if you are lucky to be going to the event – which is almost sold out – then here are few things you might want to know.
What To Bring?
Gates open at 13:30 with music kicking off a half an hour later. So you have a day to plan for with sunscreen, sunglasses, and even some rain gear for those pesky showers. Umbrellas aren’t allowed and can be very awkward when you’re in the middle of crowd, so don’t bring them.
Don’t weigh yourself down with loads of stuff, just bring some essentials like ID, money, weatherproof clothes, ticket (you would be surprised) and your fully charged phone, in case you lose your mates or need to call a taxi.
Getting There – Public Information Notice Here (Travel Info)
Plan getting there isn’t just my advice or any other media outlet, it is also the Gardai and promoters. Get the concert shuttle bus, Dublin Bus, taxi, car pool, cycle, or even the Luas (30mins walk).
Dublin Bus routes serve the Grange Road entrances of Marlay Park immediately outside the concert site:
Airport / O’Connell Street to Grange Road
Burlington Road to Grange Road
Dundrum Road Luas Station to Grange Road
These Dublin Bus routes serve Ballinteer Shopping Centre approx. 15 minutes walk to the concert site:
Beaumont via Amiens Street to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
The Square Tallaght / Dun Laoghaire to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
Traffic delays are inevitable please allow plenty of additional travel time – MCD and Gardai recommend at least an extra 2 hours.
Whelan’s 25 Tent
Whelan’s Live are involved with Longitude Festival this year. The sheer range of acts – including those who have performed in the venue – makes Whelan’s and Longitude a perfect fit.
Whelan’s tent is a 2000 capacity tent formally known as the Woodlands stage. The line-up this year features Parquet Courts, Bipolar Sunshine, Afghan Whigs, Conor Oberst, Samaris, Eagulls, San Fermin and Son Lux, amongst others.
Dublin Indie radio station TXFM will be at Longitude this year. They have their own area where you can watch Bombay Bicycle Club, George Ezra and Bastille and more be interviewed on the radio.
TXFM broadcasts on 105.2 FM in Dublin and online at www.txfm.ie
TXFM will broadcast live from Longitude at the following times: Friday July 18th (3pm-midnight), Saturday 19th (1pm-7pm) and Sunday 20th (1pm-7pm).
The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy is a sideshow, a comedy tavern, a slam joint, a cabaret salon, and a lost circus rolled into one with rappers, warblers, gigglers, rudeboys, gypsy hip-hopsters and the odd musician wander.
The RBMA stage returns to the open-air festival, performing on the RBMA stage this summer will be: Adultrock / Axel Boman / Colin Devine / Colm K / Conor Feeney / Discotekken / Galactic Beat Club / Handsome Paddy / I Am The Cosmos / Jackmaster / Jonnie Foley / Lasertom / Mano Le Tough / Solar Bears / Tome DJ’s
* Under 16? then you will need a parent/guardian (someone over 18) with you. Acceptable forms of proof are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving Licence, PASS cards.