Tuesday 21 November 2017

Festival-goers urged to 'leave in plenty of time' as second day of Longitude kicks off

From L to R: Libby Burke, Fiona Barron and Isy O'Donovan, from Galway pictured before the Longitude Music Festival at Marlay Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
From L to R: Libby Burke, Fiona Barron and Isy O'Donovan, from Galway pictured before the Longitude Music Festival at Marlay Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Festival-goers have been urged to "leave in plenty of time" as the second day of Longitude kicks off.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána told Independent.ie that revellers should give sufficient time when travelling to Marlay Park, with an estimated 20,000 people expected to attend.

Gates open at 1:30pm, with use of public transport encouraged.

Some music fans took to Twitter on Friday to express their frustration at long queues entering and exiting the park, although MCD assured in a statement that any delays were due to increased security measures.

"All entrances into Longitude are now flowing freely. Due to additional security measures implemented, this had led to delays for some fans upon entering the site earlier today. Delays had been anticipated and indeed well highlighted in advance by email to ticket purchasers, carried extensively by national/local media and via the promoter's own communication channels.

"Unfortunately, such increased security measures are unavoidable and in the interest of everyone's safety.

"Gates opened at 1.30pm and fans were advised to allow plenty of additional time when travelling and entering the venue."

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