Time for a lark in the park

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET ★ SEVEN DAYS - Louise Bru­ton

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

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