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It's that time of the year again, when Irish people suddenly realise their obsession with rap music and flock down to Marlay Park for a sunny weekend of cans and tunes.

Like every major festival, Longitude has some valuable information regarding safety, rules, entry and transport that you all have to read before making the trek down.

First of all, the gates open at 1:30pm each day, and if you arrive to the event intoxicated then you unfortunately won't be permitted entry this weekend.

This year is set to be bigger than ever, with none other than Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and A$AP Rocky headlining the sold-out festival.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In terms of the weather, it's an outdoor event and the show must go on, in rain or shine. Longitude have released advice for dress code and crowd control:

-Please check weather conditions and dress appropriately but remember no umbrellas. There may be strobe lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics used at these events.

-Note location of Entry / Exit Gates, Emergency Exits, First Aid Posts and Water Points.

-Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personnel safety and security while attending these events. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from and during the event i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/mobile phones. The promoter accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

-Any form of anti-social behaviour, crowd surfing, moshing or public urination will not be tolerated. The promoter reserves the right to refuse admission, or to remove from the venue, anyone taking part in these activities without a refund.

-Please move slowly and quietly when exiting the festival site and co-operate with stewards’ directions. Do not rush the exits, hang back until the main throng has dispersed for an easier journey home.

-Please co-operate with stewards and Gardaí and follow any loudspeaker announcements.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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An Garda Síochána has a strict zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public, as well as any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour. Be on your best behaviour, lads.

The Gardaí have also asked ticket-holders to respect the property and privacy of residents in the vicinity of Marlay Park, who are going about their day as normal. 

More notes include a ban on littering in the community, and warnings against urinating in public, anti-social behaviour and illegal parking. Stewards and security will take measures to ensure the safety of all.

Travel & Transport

Transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders, so definitely make sure to plan and book your return travel arrangements as far in advance as possible.

Longitude have encouraged all attendees to use the available festival bus services or public transport to get to the show. If you are driving or being dropped off, try and carpool. Allow at least an extra twp hours travel time to and from the venue.

Marathon Travel are operating a bus service from Custom House Quay, in the City Centre direct to the Marlay Park Coach Park; Check out the Bus Hire website for tickets and more route info.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Travel Master are operating bus services from the following counties: Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Galway, Westmeath, Meath, Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo and Roscommon to Marley Park

Check out their website here for ticket and route information.

Luas

Take the Green Line to Dundrum Luas station for the Dundrum Luas Shuttle. More route info is available here.

Dundrum Luas shuttle: Marathon Travel will operate a shuttle bus between Dundrum Luas station and Stonemasons Way, near the festival site. Visit their website here for tickets.

Swords Express are operating a special return bus service from Malahide roundabout at the Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre (R106) direct to Marlay Park.

Private buses

There is coach/bus and minibus parking available within Marlay Park, access is via College Road. It's advised that you notify the company by registering with them in advance, by emailing enquiries@festivalrepublic.com with the following info;

Your name, the number of passengers, the coach company, the name of your driver and finally the date and time of arrival and departure

If you are travelling to site using a private hire bus, coach or minibus, make sure to ask your driver to use Junction 13 off the M50.

National coach services

Matthew’s are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with stops in Dundalk, Monasterboice, Drogheda and Meath.

Farrelly’s Coaches are operating return bus services from Galway, Castlebar and Athlone.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons are delighted to be operating bus services to Marlay Park from Limerick, Nenagh, Roscrea, Portlaoise, Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Clonmel.

Fosters Coaches are operating a commuter service from Monasterevin to Marlay Park.

Kelly Travel are operating a return bus service to Marlay Park from Limerick – Nenagh – Roscrea, Tipperary – Cashel – Portlaoise, Ennis – Shannon and Mitchelstown – Cahir – Ballacolla.

Irish Concert Travel are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with routes travelling via Donegal, Sligo, Ballina, Castlebar and Galway.

Wexford Bus are operating a return service to Marlay Park, with stops in Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, and Arklow.

For booking information, take a peek at the Longitude website here.

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead will just be operating their regular scheduled service and won't be running extra services for Longitude.  It's recommended that you plan alternative means of transport to and from the event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Attendees who will be getting picked up by family and friends following the festival are advised that road closures are in place. Longitude's recommended collection point is at Our Lady’s School car park on Ballinteer Avenue.

Buses, including minibuses, will NOT be permitted to pick-up/drop-off in the local area and must use the College Road car-park instead.

A taxi pick up area will be set up at the Supervalu on Ballinteer Avenue. The promoter can't guarantee there will be taxis available after the event and advises you plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance. 

Traffic and parking delays are inevitable, so plan your route in advance and keep an eye on AA Roadwatch for reports on traffic, road works, delays etc happening along your route.

Please note that there is limited parking available in Marlay Park. The car parks will open an hour prior to the gates opening time on your ticket; 12:30pm.

The festival strongly urges you not to try and park illegally in areas around Marlay Park, in local estates or outside local homes. You'll definitely get clamped or towed so don't test them, people.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Entry

Longitude have asked ticket-holders NOT to bring backpacks or large handbags. Bags larger than the size of A4 won't be allowed entry, and there will be no cloakroom or storage facilities on site.

Bags smaller than A4 will be searched at the entry point, to avoid lengthy queues, Longitude strongly advise that you don't bring a bag. Easy for the boys, harder for the girlos.

Any bags or items left at entrance or the surrounding area will be removed and thrown out. The festival has a strict no alcohol policy, implemented on private buses and public transport heading to the site as well.

There will be a meeting point inside both arena entrances, and wristbands removed from the wrist or tampered with in any way will be noted as invalid and won't be replaced.

Longitude also advise you not to buy tickets from unofficial sources.

Prohibited items

Alcohol, Glass, Aerosols, Spray cans, Illegal/unidentifiable substances, Inflatable and fold up furniture, Umbrellas, Flares and metal reusable bottles are a number of items that are not permitted on site.

Searching is a condition of entry. Any item(s) which may be reasonably considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. Please allow plenty of time to get into the event, and for festival entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.

No professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens, video cameras & audio recording devices, iPads or GoPros are allowed either, so leave the professional photography penchant at home.

Any items deemed prohibited will be confiscated and not returned. The full list of items are on the website here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Age policy

No unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site. All under 16’s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over 18.

You may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission. Acceptable forms are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving Licence Acceptable forms of ID for Under 18’s are: School or College ID PLUS a colour copy of your in-date passport.

All ID’s must be in date, and all Longitude bars operate a Challenge 21 policy. Some areas on site are over 18’s only (Logic and Heineken Live Your Music) Acceptable forms of proof of age are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving-Licence.

Disabled access

Disabled customer parking is accessed via College Road. Please contact access@festivalrepublic.com to register and for other non-ticket related enquiries.

If you have any general queries or accessible requests that has not been addressed in the event information provided.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ticketmaster

Credit Card/Box Office collections will be located at the entrance off Grange Road, opposite Centra and Lidl, and College Road Arena Entrance in the coach and car parks.

For non-ticket related queries please email enquiries@festivalrepublic.com. The festival will take place this weekend, from July 5 to July 7. 

That's the 411, folks. Enjoy the festival (in a safe and responsible manner, like your parents are watching you). Steer cleer of the mud at all costs.

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One of the biggest bands in the world have teased a potential Glastonbury headline show in 2020, and we are SHAKING.

Fleetwood Mac hinted that the festival's 50th anniversary would be the perfect place for the music legends to make their first appearance, saying they "have a big field to play."

The band's co-founder and drummer Mick Fleetwood dropped major hints at their Wembley show last Sunday, saying that Worthy Farm could be in the works.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mentioning playing “a rained-out festival in England next year”, fans at the show lost their damn minds, understandably.

Concert-goers quickly spread the news all over Twitter about the less-than-subtle clues about the highly-anticipated festival.

The band have never played Glastonbury, with 71-year-old Mick recently admitting that the group would "burn in hell" if they never accepted the slot as the headline act.

The rocker told The Independent that Fleetwood Mac have been approached about the opportunity: "Of course, we’ve been asked to play and it’s never worked out.

"I think I’ll burn in hell if we don’t do it one day," he added. Indeed they would.

This years' Glastonbury will be headlined by Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers.

Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mike Campbell, and Neil Finn would presumably take the top billing if they took the slot, and we're saying our prayers already.

Bear in mind, these rumours are based on a couple of concert-goers' fan tweets, and could be speculation.

We can still dream though, can't we?

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The line-up for this year's Electric Picnic has been revealed… and we are SO excited.

This year's festival will take place from Friday August 30th to Sunday September 1st in Stradbally, Co. Laois.

Headlining this year's festival are The Strokes, Hozier, The 1975 and Florence and the Machine. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Billie Eilish, Jess Glynns, Years and Years, Dermot Kennedy, The Streets and Rosisn Murphy will also play.

Also announced to perform are Four Tet, James Blake and Miles Kane – plus many more to be announced. 

A record number of 57,500 people are set to attend the three day music and arts festival this year. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This number comes after the announcement that the festival capacity had expanded by 2,500. 

The festival has been sold out since December 2018. 

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Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival has managed to get EVEN BIGGER this year; already boasting Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid, Two Door Cinema Club and Clean Bandit as headliners.

The festival takes place in Donegal's Bundoran every year; a uniquely Irish haunt which has sold-out tickets weeks before the festival over the last four years.

Now they've added major names like Jax Jones, The Magician, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Le Boom, Jerry Fish, Bitch Falcon, Trojan Sound System, Kormac and Inhaler to the lineup.

The festival has seen major artists grace their stages, like luminaries Dizzee Rascal, Paul Weller, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Bastille and Seasick Steve.

It began way back in 2008 as an after-party for a big surfing competition, and now hosts a range of the world's top skateboarders, BMX bikers and beach sporting heroes.

Festival director Ray O’Donoghue couldn't contain his excitement about 2019's eclectic line-up, and we don't blame him.

He said: "We’re delighted with this year’s lineup and with our new additions. We think it is by far our strongest lineup yet! There’s something for everyone there, from Sigrid to The Sugarhill Gang, Two Door Cinema Club to Jax Jones  and everything else in between."

He continued;

"We’ve sold out the last 4 years so we expect this year to be no different. We’ve even got a surprise or two still left up our sleeves. We literally can’t wait until the summer."

The summer festival will take place from June 21 until June 23 in 2019, and early bird tickets have already been snapped up.

Day and weekend tickets are still available now from Ticketmaster outlets, priced at €119.90 for three days non-campsite and €149.90 to include four nights of camping banter.

Limited single day tickets are available from€54.90 + VIP Upgrades for €50, if you head to the Sea Sessions website you can catch them now before they're gone.

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Forbidden Fruit may seem like it's YEARS away (the countdown began a very long time ago), but it's not too long until you'll be soaking up the sunlight in the pure STUNNING grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, listening to top-class music.

Just picture the scene; You're taking in the sweet, sweet tunes with a refreshing beverage in hand, surrounded by your friends and some randoms you only just met (happens every year).

Forbidden Fruit is the green light which indicates the beginning of summer, and it's been building up in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. The festival draws in some of the biggest emerging talents around.

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They've already gifted us with some seriously amazing acts actress the weekend, including grime hero Skepta, majorly-talented dance artist MURA MASA, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jon Hopkins, Saint Sister, First Aid Kit and many more.

Now they've given us a treat to warm our cold, dead, January hearts; they've give us another wave of uber talented acts who are gracing us with their presence this June; Laurent Garnier, Earl Sweatshirt, Peggy Gou, Ry X, Julien Baker, Kojaque, Mahalia, Honey Dijon, Joy Orbison, Empress Of, Barns Courtney, I Have A Tribe and Midland

Laurent Garnier is a pioneering French DJ making the planet dance for almost 30 years. We're especially pumped tos ee 24-year-old Californian rapper Earl Sweatshirt perform; the former Odd Future member released his third album last year Some Rap Songs and boy, is this guy skilled beyond his years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Irish representation comes in the form of I Have A Tribe, Dublin’s own Patrick O’Laoghaire. The lad has two EPs (Yellow Raincoats and No Countries) under his belt and his album Beneath A Yellow Moon.

His intimate folk songs has garnered high praise from the likes of the Irish Times, RTE, NME, Q, Clash and The Line Of Best Fit; he's gonna be BIG.

British R&B soul singer Mahalia is making hr Irish outdoor festival debut, and is fresh on the rise after her release Sober, and work with Rudimental.

Grab your tickets for Bulmers' Forbidden Fruit 2019, tickets onsale via Ticketmaster now. For the full thre-day weekend, prices range from €159 and €169; definitely worth it.

See you there, folks. We'll be passed out by the Portaloos, most likely. 

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If you didn't get tickets to Ariana Grande's Sweetener tour, you may be in luck.

The Thank U, Next artist will be headlining Coachella 2019.

In the jammy chance you did secure tickets for Sunday, April 14 and 21, you could be boppin' along to Ari's tunes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The music festival has released the entire weekend line-ups and it's UNREAL.

If you have tickets for Friday 12 & 19, you'll be treated to Childish Gambino.

Headlining April 13 and 20 is Australian rockers Tame Impala. 

Ariana is clearly buzzing to take the stage later this year.

In a tweet she thanked Coachella, saying that she was "humbled and excited as all hell."

Fans were absolutely delighted to hear the singer would be owning the Sunday nights.

If you've managed to cover the cost of the pricey weekend – we are JEALOUS.

As you soak in the sun and the music, think of us in rainy Ireland, too poor to fork out for the festival.

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Glastonbury headliners are always a MAJOR deal, it's Coachella's British, more down-to-earth cousin, and the festival has attracted some of the music industry's biggest names since it began.

2018 saw the Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve headline the world class event, and now Mel B has let slip some possibly high-profile secrets regarding The Spice Girls and the infamous festival.

After selling out all nine of their stadium shows for their 2019 reunion tour, Scary Spice has now divulged that their sights are set on a huge career marker for the four-piece act, which is missing Posh Spice (sob).

Mel B let slip that "talks" are being carried out with bosses Michael and Emily Eavis, but she admits it would be a bit gas to bring their cheesy pop vibes to the edgy music festival stage. 

"Glastonbury? It’s been talked about," she told The Sun on Thursday. "But we’re so pop and it’s so cool — that’ll be funny to me."

"I think Mel C would really appreciate us doing that — she’s the cool one. She’s the cool indie chick." 

Victoria Beckham is bowing out of their reunion, which disappointed fans who wanted the clique back to their best.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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So far, only Stormzy has been announced as Glastonbury's next headliner, who will perform on the Pyramid Stage in June 2019.

Emma Bunton has said that it would be 'nice' (don't gush, Emma, it's only Glasto…) and Mel C has expressed an interest in the headliner slot since May.

During their six-year pop reign, The Spice Girls never performed on a single music festival stage. The band became a hit back in 1994 but split when Geri Horner left the group in 2000.

Glastonbury returns to Worthy Farm in Somerset on June 26 2019 after taking a break.

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If you're one of the lucky ones to have a golden ticket to Glastonbury 2019 – you're in for a treat.

Stormzy has taken to social media to confirm his appearance as a headlining act in the summer festival.

The grime artist will be taking over the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On Instagram, the Londoner is clearly pumped for the spot as he said: "THE HEADLINE ACT – GLASTONBURY 2019, well lets be f**king having ya then."

Stormzy is the first headliner to be announced and we are DELIGHTED.

So it's time to start getting that itinerary together, as more acts are bound to be released.

Glastonbury 2019 will run from Wednesday, June 26 until Sunday 30. 

 

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