Longitude is a new three-day music festival taking. It’s the sister festival to UK’s Latitude. But with art installations scattered around the ranging hills of rural Dublin’s Marlay Park, penetrating tree lines into the atmospheric forests, Longitude represents so much more than a simple music festival; it’s an experience.
Best of all, it’s a no camping event, so save money on those expensive food stands by checking in to Travelodge Dublin; it’s way comfier than a tent and best of all, you can take a hot shower – any festival-goers secret dream.
While it’s more than a music festival, the music part of it is pretty special, too. Headling the Friday are those French electo-pop tarts Phoenix, bringing their brand of insatiably catchy music to Marlay park for the first time. Joining them on the Friday are Scottish experimentalists Django Django, who have been making waves both with the critics and indie fanatics with their self-titles debut album. Indie fans won’t be done there, though, as the young Jake Bugg will be kicking off a busy festival season with a performance on Friday, too.
So once you’ve seen all that, it’s time to grab that hot shower, breakfast, and head back for more, as you certainly won’t want to miss Saturday’s delectations. Vampire Weekend headline the Saturday; those handsome New Yorkers can’t do seem to do anything wrong, and their latest record, Modern Vampires of The City has been received warmly. Their career still fledgling, Irish folk outfit Villagers have already toured with Elbow and Tracy Champman. Watch out for them, as they’ll be following Vampire Weekend.
Indie fans with a penchant for all things electric will view the Friday & Saturday as merely a warm up for a brilliant Sunday. And with Kraftwerk headlining, it’s easy to see why. Constantly hailed as the father’s of modern electronic music, Kraftwerk have staged a remarkable comeback recently, and they’ll build on that at Longitude. The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Modest Mouse and Hot Chip make for a stunning end to what promises to be more than just a music festival.