Run The Jewels
Saturday, Main Stage, 8pm
Two albums deep and El-P and Killer Mike found a rambunctious kinship that translates into one of the best of the most rap duo partnerships of all time. They’re so good live, you might have bought your ticket for Longitude especially for their sweaty moshing knockout of a set. RTJ3? Yes, please.
Saturday, Whelan’s Stage, 4.30
Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre’s Saint Sister band were the best new band to emerge from Ireland last year. With a Celtic harp and a sibling-style gift for shared harmonies (alas they are not sisters – one is from Belfast, one from Dublin), their songs, both traditional and modern, were some of the best made on these shores.
Saturday, Heineken Stage, 4.15
For a while, it looked like we might have lost Rejjie to industry machinations and his own identity crisis, as his voice swayed from American to Irish to too closely resembling whatever he’s favourite rapper was at the time. Fortunately, through a series of singles that stand apart from his former sound and incorporated a wider range of pop and electronic influence and collaborators like Rae Morris and Kaytranada.
Saturday, Main Stage, 4.00
The Danish kid was turned into a superstar via Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ last year and has released a few choice singles since. ‘Final Song’ of which is her own big pop hit.