One of the summer's biggest music events kicks off this Friday when the the 6th Longitude festivals pitches up at Dublin's Marlay Park.
If you haven't got a weekend ticket yet, it's bad news – the three-day festival is almost completely sold out, apart from a limited number of Sunday day tickets.
If you have, then read on for all the info you need...
There was a lot of teeth-gnashing at the announcement of the line-up, with people of a more indie-schmindie persuasion complaining that they 'didn't know half of the names' on this year's bill. However, it's actually a seriously impressive line-up featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop, r'n'b and electronica – from Solange and Travis Scott, to J. Cole and Diplo, to SZA and Post Malone and Migos. There's a lot of huge international acts and some excellent Irish names in the mix, too, like Rejjie Snow. You won't be stuck for someone to see, in other words.
THE STAGE TIMES
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Gate Times – 13:30 each day
Car/ Coach Park – 12:30 each day
Bars –13:30, closing time – 22:00
Lost Property- Open as per Arena
Medical/ Welfare – As per Arena
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Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in to the festival, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted into the event. Bags smaller than A4 will be searched on entry, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag.
There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site.
All under 16s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over 18.
Note you may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission. Acceptable forms are: Passport, Garda Age Card, and Driver’s Licence
Acceptable forms of ID for Under 18s are:
School or College ID PLUS a colour copy of your in-date passport.
Please note that if you look significantly younger or different in your passport photo, you may be asked for an additional proof of ID.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL IDs MUST BE CURRENT AND IN DATE TO BE ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY.
Please note that our bars operate a Challenge 21 policy.
Acceptable proofs of age are: Passport, Garda Age Card, and Driver’s Licence
First Aid and Paramedics
Glass – no glass is allowed anywhere onsite for safety reasons
Illegal substances and legal highs
Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
Unauthorised Professional Recording Equipment*
Gas Canisters and Aerosols over 250ml
Chinese or Sky Lanterns
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets
Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos
Excessive amounts of cigarettes. Only bring enough for personal consumption.
Soft drinks bottles, with the exception of sealed soft drinks bottles (up to 500ml)
No Alcohol or Food is permitted to be brought into the site. Catering and Bar facilities are available within the venue.
Camping Equipment including disposable barbeques and folding chairs.
All the above items will be confiscated. Anyone resisting confiscation of disallowed items may be evicted.
*Pocket sized cameras are normally permitted for personal use. Cameras with detachable telephoto lenses will not be allowed through the arena entrances. Professional cameras and video/audio equipment are strictly prohibited. Live video/audio recordings made without the permission of the artiste/promoter are prohibited.
** No Alcohol or Food is permitted to be brought into the site.
Plan your approach to Marlay Park based on the following:
Traffic and parking delays are inevitable. You are strongly advised to use public transport or carpool.
We strongly recommend that you plan your journey in advance, allowing at least an extra 2 hours travel time to and from the venue. Plan your route in advance and keep an eye on AA roadwatch for reports on traffic, road works, delays etc. that may occur on your route.
From Dublin City Centre – via Ranelagh, Clonskeagh, Goatstown and Sandyford, Grange Road and then onto College Road for car parks.
From M50 - Exit the M50 at Junction 12 interchange, signposte R113 Knocklyon/ Firhouse. Follow Scholarstown Road, Ballyboden Way, Taylors Lane, turn right onto Whitechurch Roadand then left onto College Road. Entrance to the carpark is off college road.
Please note that there is limited parking available in Marlay Park.
Car parks will open 1 hour prior to the gate opening time on your ticket.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ILLEGALLY IN AREAS SURROUNDING MARLAY PARK, IN LOCAL ESTATES OR OUTSIDE LOCAL RESIDENCES. PARKING ENFORCEMNT RULES WILL BE IN OPERATION AND YOUR VECHILE WILL BE CLAMPED OR TOWED.
Please note Dublin Bus will only be operating their normal scheduled service and will not be running additional services for these concerts. The promoter strongly recommends you plan alternative means of transport to and from the event.
Total journey time from Stephens Green Luas stop to the festival could be as quick as 25 - 30mins, you can avail of the Dundrum Luas shuttle from Dundrum Luas stop which will bring you direct to Stonemasons way, near the festival entrance. For more details on Luas routes go to www.luas.ie/routes.
You can avail of the Dundrum Luas Shuttle from Dundrum Luas stop which will bring you direct to Stonemasons way, near the festival entrance.
Dundrum Luas Shuttle to Marlay Park
Friday 13th July / Saturday 14th July / Sunday 15th July
The buses will depart from: Dundrum Luas Bus Stop.
Return buses to Dundrum Luas from Marlay Park will depart from 22:30 until Midnight each evening and will leave on first come first serve basis.
Due to the nature of the travel please expect waiting time.
For more information or to pre-book, please see
MARATHON CITY SHUTTLE
Marathon Travel are operating a shuttle bus from Custom House Quay, in the city centre direct to Marlay Park.
Return buses to Custom House Quay from Marlay Park will depart from 22:30 until Midnight each evening and will leave on first come first serve basis.
Prices for the Shuttle are:
€10 return when booked online before 5pm on Friday 6th July.
€12 return when booked online between 5pm on Friday 6th July & 5pm Wednesday 11th July.
Tickets bought (online or walk up on the day) after 5pm on Wednesday 11th July will cost €10 single or €15 return and are subject to availability.
Tickets can be purchased at the bus at Custom House Quay each day.
Please visit www.bushiredublin.net for tickets and more information on the route.
The promoter strongly recommends that you pre-book this service.
Tickets are limited and may sell out in advance, as per previous years. Priority will be given to pre-booked customers on the day.
(Please allow for up to two hours for travel to Marlay Park at the peak time)
A Taxi Pick Area will be facilitated at Our Lady’s National School on Ballinteer Avenue.