Time for a lark in the park
Longitude has developed a lovely reputation of being a festival for the young ‘uns (age 18 to 25, approximately) in Ireland on Friday and Saturday with some of the best international acts taking over and giving it 90, while Sunday is reserved for the oldies.
With Stormzy headlining on Friday night and The Weeknd taking care of business on Saturday, things will wind down, almost to a dangerously low heart rate, with banjo-wielders Mumford and Sons finishing things off for the weekend.
The line-up is heavier on the hip-hop and R&B side of things than it has been in previous years, and UK grime legends Wiley and Skepta will undoubtedly deliver phenomenal sets.
The latest additions to the line-up are Irish acts All Tvvins, Barq, Wyvern Lingo, Brave Giant and Columbia Mills, and Pusha T is stepping in to replace Earl the Sweatshirt, who cancelled his set, on Saturday. It’s an overtly male line-up but if you can, catch Dua Lipa at 5pm on Friday and Sigrid at 3.30pm on Saturday for your pop fix.
The official Longitude app (for Android and iPhone) is now available to download and you’ll be able to create your own schedule for the weekend, explore the festival site map, and stay up-to-date on any festival news over the weekend.
As one of Dublin’s biggest outdoor music festivals, there will be extra security measures in place, and in what is now the norm for large music events, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 will be permitted into the event. Bags will be searched upon entry and the organisers have asked that patrons do not bring a bag to avoid lengthy queues.
Are tickets still available?
Weekend tickets and day tickets are all now completely sold out.
What time does it kick off?
Gates open at 1.30pm each day, with the first acts coming onstage around 2pm.
How do I get there?
Traffic will be heavy in the surrounding areas of Marlay Park so guests are advised to use public transport to get to and from the event. If you are driving, take the time delays into account and where possible, carpool to limit the amount of cars coming into the area.
The closest Luas stop is at Dundrum and a shuttle bus will bring you direct to Stonemasons Way, near the festival entrance. The shuttle bus will leave every 30 minutes from 1pm and return tickets are ¤8 online or ¤10 return when purchased on the day. See bushiredublin.net for more details.
Do I need to bring ID?
Yes. All bars onsite will operate a Challenge 21 policy, where you will be asked to prove your age if you look under 21. You may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission.
All guests attending are advised to bring photo ID (passport, Garda Age Card, driving license, and under 18s are advised to bring either a school or college ID plus a colour copy of an in-date passport).
No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site. Under 16s require a ticket to the event and they must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult, parent or guardian, over the age of 18.
What about booze? BYOB?
Absolutely not. There will be a very strict no-alcohol policy implemented on all public transport and private buses traveling to the venue, and if you arrive intoxicated, you will not be permitted entry. No alcohol or drinks are permitted into the venue, with the exception of up to 500ml of soft drinks in a sealed plastic bottle.
Clockwise from above: The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Mumford & Sons and Stormzy