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Tuesday 12 November 2019

In this week's special LONGITUDE edition of Day & Night...

Exclusively with Friday’s Irish Independent, don’t miss your Longitude Festival edition of Day & Night magazine. You could also be in with a chance to win a pair of weekend tickets all thanks to the Heineken Live Project Stage, (Click here: http://dayandnightmag.ie/win-tickets-to-longitude-fest/) to enter.

We have all the top interviews from Ireland’s newest festival, all the Longitude dos and don’ts, confessions of a festival virgin and the most detailed site map.

Some of the highlights include:

• As the only original member of Kraftwerk, Ralf Hütter has spent his whole life expressing his inner android. Ahead of their headlining Longitude performance, he explains to Ed Power why he has been the driving force of the iconic band and it turns out Ralf Hütter is human after all.

• Thought Australian music was all about Nick Cave, Kylie and INXS? Then meet Flume, the 21-year-old wonder boy from Sydney who beat One Direction to top the Australian album charts. Harley Streten, aka Flume, is completely gobsmacked by his sudden success in his native Australia, he’s the act to finally topple One Direction, who, as Eamon Sweeney discovers, was inspired by breakfast cereal . . .

• It’s great to win the Mercury Music Prize but maybe it's even better for it to slip between your fingers, says Django Django's Vincent Neff. You wonder if he's joking. Apparently not. “So many fantastic acts have got the Mercury. If we'd received the nod, it could have put us under pressure,” he says. “It would have weighed heavily on our shoulders.”  The way Neff tells it, missing out on the coveted album of the year gong might be the best thing that ever happened to Django Django.

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