Party like the Irish this summer at the annual Longitude Music Festival which arrives in Marlay Park, Dublin in July.
You’ve danced in the mud at Glastonbury, soaked up the sun in Benicàssim and been thrown around in a mosh pit at Reading Festival. Looking for a new summer festival this year? Go party with the Irish in July at Longitude.
Held between the 15th and the 17th of July in 2016, the festival is expected to hit Marlay Park, Dublin around the same time in 2017. Previous headliners include Kendrick Lamar and Major Lazer with other big names such as Annie Mac, The Lumineers and Chvrches performing across the four stages.
You can hang out in the Longitude lounge between acts for access to VIP toilets, phone charging stations and even more food vendors. There’s even Ireland’s first Thermo vending machine to play with; it dispenses prizes based on your body temperature (bizarre,we agree).
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a little more action between acts, head to the Dirty Old Town Speakeasy, a cultural melting pot of acoustic acts, beatboxers and jazz enthusiasts, where you can lounge on deck chairs and kick back for an hour or so. Make sure you pop in next door to the Comedy Caravan, a 1960s caravan that hosts over 30 comedians, if you’re in need of a laugh and don’t mind being the butt of a comic's jokes.
The festival is host to hundreds of food and drinks vendors, with plenty of choice for veggies, vegans and gluten-free guests at caterers such as The Vegan Kitchen, Pasta Box and Kerala Kitchen. And with Heineken, Red Bull and Bacardi sponsoring the event, you’ll be guaranteed plenty of alcoholic drink options as well.
You won’t miss out on a minute of action or get lost moving from stage to stage thanks to the Longitude App. Be sure to download this to your mobile phone so you have easy access to stage line-ups, can set up alerts for when your favourite acts are due to start and to read important information on transport and accommodation.
Longitude is a ‘no camping’ festival so you’ll need to find accommodation in Dublin or close to the park so you don’t have far to travel when the festival finishes. Getting there by bus, coach or taxi is your best option - check the website for more information on services closer to the time.
And whilst you won't have to endure a soggy wet tent each morning you will still have to watch out for pints of beer being thrown into the crowd. Well, let's hope its beer.
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