Monday 21 April 2014

Longitude festival: Another sold out crowd closes event in style

Fans enjoying the weather at the Longitude Music Festival at Marley Park Dublin
Fans enjoying the weather at the Longitude Music Festival at Marley Park Dublin

Today's Longitude festival crowd closed the inaugural event in style. With 25C heat to boost moods, another 10,000 sold out crowd took to Marlay Prk to celebrate.

Hot Chip and Yeah Yeah Yeahs took to the main stage with raucous performances as expected, riling the crowd as a build up for headliners Kraftwerk. Concert goers were given 3D glasses upon arrival for the special gig this evening, which will undoubtedly rise the crowd of music lovers to their feet.

Music fan Laura McAllister from xxxx, said: "I came with my friends today mostly for the atmosphere, but Yeah Yeah Yeahs were amazing. I didn't expect to know as many songs as I did, but they were amazing. We've been so happy to soak up the sun in Dublin, which I don't think anyone expected. I feel more as if I'm at Coachella than Longitude."

Earlier today London Grammar disappointed fans by finishing their set 15 minutes earlier than expected at the Heineken Live Project Stage, however the main stage was filled with fans from 2pm onwards. The tone has been set for Longitude festivals to come with unprecedented crowds and a fun-filled atmosphere. The stellar line up saw a sold out crowd among music fans, while famous faces also came to avail of the laid back vibe of Marlay Park. Leinster play Luke Fitzgerald enjoyed the VIP area of Saturday, while Kodaline's lead guitarist Steve Prendergast also stuck around after their killer dry yesterday to enjoy the acts on the main stage. Top model Aoife Cogan attended without her Irish rugby player husband Gordon D'Arcy and stuck to th main area with friends.

No major incidents were reported and security staff took every measure possible to ensure the safety of guests with bag search, body frisks and a heavy Garda presence.

The Irish Independent's Caitlin McBride and Vicki Notaro are the 2913 #FestivalFriends giving you exclusive interviews and behind the scenes access. Follow them on Twitter (mcbride_caitlin and @vickinotaro) for more, and visit for video chats with Phoenix, Foals and Kodaline.

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