Monday 11 December 2017

Longitude – everything you need to know from site map to stage times and security

The sun is going to shine!

Stormzy is performing at MCD’s Longitude festival in Marlay Park this weekend. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Stormzy is performing at MCD’s Longitude festival in Marlay Park this weekend. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The sun will shine for sold out Longitude so if you've been lucky enough to bag a ticket you're in for an extra special treat! Here's everything you need to know...

Met Eireann predicts dry weather in the east this weekend with temperatures up to 23 degrees on Friday as Longitude kicks off and reaching up to 24 on Saturday and a little bit cooler at 16-20 on Sunday.

So, lather on the sunscreen, but this is Ireland so pack a poncho too - there may be the odd light shower here and there.

Gates open each day at 1.30pm and if you plan on starting your festival experience at that time you're advised to leave early - allowing an extra two hours to your travel time.

When you get there there will be extra bag searches.  For more detail on security checks and rules read this: Longitude 2017: No alcohol policy in public areas around Marlay Park and on public and private transport to venue

There's limited parking at the site so your best best is public transport.  The LUAS runs to Dundrum and there's a shuttle bus service to Stonemasons Way.  You can also avail of taxis or private bus.

Also, Marathon Travel coaches from Custom House Quay will go direct to Marlay Park.  They're €15 return and subject to availability - pre booking online is advised.  They leave as they fill - it's first come first served though those who book online will leave at the time they booked for - and return between 10.30pm and midnight.

A useful interactive map has also been launched: Interactive map helps Longitude festival goers to avoid traffic and plan route around Marlay Park 

Headliners on the main stage are Stormzy on Friday, The Weeknd on Saturday and Mumford & Sons on Sunday.  Here's the full line-up:

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Longitude stage breakdown

The organisers have just revealed the timetable for The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy too:

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If you're a bit bamboozled by the number of acts you want to see and don't know how to negotiate your way around, the promoters have launched a really hand app which will allows you to plan your personal schedule and get the latest info on what's what over the weekend.  Check it out HERE

Here's the site map to help you get your bearings!

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