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Longitude Festival: 12 acts you must see

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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 Stage, 17.30

Body & Soul Festival, Longitude Festival: 12 acts you must see

Kelela is the owner of one of my favourite voices in music. The Los Angeles singer released a great mixtape Cut 4 Me and last year’s Hallucinogen EP cemented her status with one of the best songs of the year – ‘Rewind’ (there’s a fascinating Song Exploder about it). Recent appearances on tracks from Obey City and Clams Casino add to attraction.



2.

Hare Squead

Friday, Heineken Stage, 14.45

Body & Soul Festival, Longitude Festival: 12 acts you must see

From Tallaght promise to major label deal in less than two years, and they’re just getting started. As the band’s first proper single ‘If I Ask You’ shows, Tony Konstone, Jessy Rose and E-Knock are three lads as comfortable with R&B, pop and electronica as rapping. Live, they always bring a full live-band and a party atmosphere that veers from ramshackle to varying degrees of professionalism with energy and big smiles.


3.

Kendrick Lamar

Friday, Main Stage, 21.15

Body & Soul Festival, Longitude Festival: 12 acts you must see

Since the release of last year’s To Pimp A Butterfly, King Kendrick has been on a mission to show he means business live, enlisting the likes of Anna Wise and Thundercat for his band and delivering next level performances on late-night TV and the Grammys among others.

The last time he was in Ireland, at Vicar Street, he gave us a rap show of a high calibre, this time at Longitude, I feel he’s going to show just how far he has left his former self in the dust.

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4.

Adultrock

Friday, Red Bull Stage, 17.30

Body & Soul Festival, Longitude Festival: 12 acts you must see

If you like your dance music robotic but with a touch of the real, get your ears around these dancefloor cuts from Adultrock. The Push And Pull EP is the latest release: electronic music with arpeggios, tough basslines and percussive sparkle, anchored by Gavin Elsted’s vocals. Live, it’s an all-analogue affair duo performing face to face. Gerrin.



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