Longitude 2017 is decidedly more hip-hop, pop and R&B based than previous years. Take away Mumford & Sons and there’s not a lot of what you’d normally see on the lineups at Marlay Park. That’s cool, music festivals should change with tastes and generations – Oxegen tried to be everything to everyone and that couldn’t… Read more »

Posted on July 12th, 2017

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Longitude have filled out the last of their stages with two announcements today. The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy which they call “the mad aunt of Longitude which welcomes peddlers of performance from the fringes of society” will feature: Spudgun, Third Smoke, Keywest, Le Freak (Friday), Rocstrong, No Monster Club, Bocs Social and Skatuesques (Saturday), Dublin… Read more »

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Longitude just added 22 acts to its bill along with the lineup for the Red Bull Woodlands stage. Added for Marlay Park from July 14-16 are: Villagers The Head and the Heart Jessie Reyez Catherine McGrath Kevin Garrett RED BULL WOODLANDS STAGE Friday Brame & Hamo Boots & Kats Sage Seanie B Mix & Fairbanks… Read more »

Posted on June 30th, 2017

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Longitude added a loads of rap and pop names to the festival today including Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Earl Sweatshirt,  G-Eazy, Sigrid and Dermot Kennedy among them. Young Thug Gucci Mane G-Eazy Leon Bridges The Martinez Brothers Earl Sweatshirt JP Cooper Mick Jenkins Dave Ray BLK Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Witt Dermot Kennedy Sunflower Bean… Read more »

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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Stormzy will headline Friday night at Longitude, it was revealed today. The UK MC’s debut album Gang Signs & Prayer went to UK number one last week and was recommended right here. Picture This have also been confirmed. Here’s last week’s full announcement of acts including The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons and more. Tickets Weekend… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2017

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Longitude Festival returns to Marlay Park from 14 – 16 July this year and after this morning’s announcement of Mumford And Sons’ curated lineup we know have some more names including The Weeknd, Skepta, Kaytranada and Dua Lipa. Mumford & Sons will headline the Sunday, The Weeknd will headline Saturday.  Friday 14th headliner will be… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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While Mumford & Sons wouldn’t be my favourite band by ANY stretch of the imagination, they have been using their status wisely with Ben Lovett having recently opened the Omeara venue in London, their involvement in Communion Music label and collaborations with artists like Baaba Maal. That status advantage is going one further now with… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2017

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Knockanstockan is this weekend and as they told me in the Irish Times, the festival is taking a break in 2017. That means that this year’s event, with three days and special surprise guests will be even more cherished by the people in attendance. To that end, here is some homework, a preparatory playlist of… Read more »

Posted on July 20th, 2016

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Spotify Longitude playlist | Stage Times & Map Longitude Festival is this weekend in Marlay Park and as is customary here are the acts to highlight on your lists and timetables. 12 acts playing, 4 per day – you simply must see, according to Nialler9. 1. Kelela Friday, Heineken… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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Longitude stage times 2016 are here above and via the official festival app, powered by Three on iTunes and Android stores from today, 13th July. Three’s 3Live area will be there and feature DJ sets from Marcus O’Laoire and Claire Beck too. travel information Friday, Saturday and Weekend tickets are now SOLD OUT. Sunday Day… Read more »

Posted on July 13th, 2016

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Longitude Festival is fast approaching this weekend and for anyone heading or thinking of heading to Marlay Park this weekend, I’m here to help you make your decision. Below is a Spotify playlist of 54 artists playing Longitude across the weekend including: Jamie xx, Christine & The Queens, Kendrick Lamar, Hayden James, Run The Jewels,… Read more »

Posted on July 11th, 2016

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Longitude Festival just added a load of great acts to the festival today. The Lumineers Run The Jewels The Coronas Kurt Vile & The Violators Annie Mac Diplo Vic Mensa Daughter Stormzy Laura Mvula Nina Kraviz Christine & The Queens (YASS QUEEN) Perfume Genius Kelela Ryan Hemsworth Section Boyz Lucius The 2 Bears Shura Bears… Read more »

Posted on April 29th, 2016

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Well, the first acts announced for Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park from 15 – 17 July. Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer & The National are each of the day’s headliners. Also playing are Jamie xx, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Roisin Murphy, Action Bronson, MØ, Courtney Barnett, ASAP Ferg, Tyler, The Creator; Rejjie Snow, All Tvvins, Otherkin,… Read more »

Posted on January 22nd, 2016

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Ticket giveaways: Thursday: Beck’s Rhythm Series: Bilal, Loah @ The Sugar Club (€17.50) Saturday: Beck’s Rhythm Series: The McCrary Sisters @ The Sugar Club (€18) Saturday: Beck Rhythm Series: Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt @ The Sugar Club (€15, 11pm) How to enter ticket comps – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2015

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