Wednesday 18 October 2017

James Blake and The Vaccines amongst 17 more acts announced for Longitude

Justin Young of the The Vaccines performs on stage during the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas at the O2 Brixton Academy, London.
Justin Young of the The Vaccines performs on stage during the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas at the O2 Brixton Academy, London.
James Blake arriving at the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize ceremony at the Roundhouse.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

James Blake and The Vaccines are amongst 17 new acts just announced for Longitude at Marlay Park.

The Dublin festival, which has just won the award for Best Medium Festival at the Irish festival awards for the second year running, will be headlined by The Chemical Brothers, Hozier and Alt-J.

The festival, which is held in Dublin's Marley Park returns from 17 until 19 July this year.

Bray star Hozier headlines the first night. The Wicklow man is currently on a  a sold out tour of Europe and the USA. After 17 weeks his self-titled debut album currently sits at # 2 in the Irish album chart.

On Saturday 18th Mercury Prize winners Alt – J bring their indie fused sound to the festival. The UK band released their sophomore record This Is All Yours last year to critical acclaim, following the bands Mercury Prize winning debut An Awesome Wave.

Bringing the festival to a close on Sunday 19th are the original big beat pioneers of dance music The Chemical Brothers.

The other new additions are:

James Blake

The Vaccines

Metronomy

  Todd Terje

Pusha T

Danny Brown

Glass Animals

Everything Everything

Toro Y Moi

 Daphni

 Jose Gonzalez

 Catfish and the Bottlemen

 Years & Years

 Ibeyi

 Benjamin Booker

 Tove Lo

 The Districts

They join the previously announced Caribou, SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Jungle, Little Dragon, Young Fathers, Kaytranada, Hudson Mohawke, WolfAlice, Slaves, Girl Band and Gengahr from July 17 – 19 at Marlay Park.

Online Editors

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment