Elaine’s Guide to the Longitude Festival Dublin

LONGITUDE FESTIVAL – 19th – 21st July 

If, like me, you love festivals but hate camping this is the perfect Festival for you. Longitude Festival is 3 days of big named bands playing just outside Dublin  City Centre (so not too far from Longitude festivalyou cosy Hostel bed at Jacobs ). This multi-stage, open air Festival will take place for the first time ever on the beautiful grounds of Marley Park (just a bus ride out of the City Centre) from Friday the 19th – Sunday the 21st of July.

I personally booked my Early Bird ticket already but not to worry music fans, there are plenty of Day tickets and Weekend tickets available.

As with all Irish Festivals it is a tricky, yet impertinent question: What do I wear?Well the easy answer is dress for every type of weather, as The Irish skies can be quite deceiving. So I have a check-list for all of you who are new to our temperamental Irish weather. Your necessities:

-Ticket (obviously)

-Raincoat (light enough to fold up if the Sun decides to show its beautiful face)

-Wellies (any Festival must-have)

-Sunglasses (you don’t want to miss your favourite band by getting blinded by that pesky sun)

-Sun cream (If you have Irish skin, this has to be top of the list unless you like rocking the lobster look)

-Mobile Phone (just incase you lose any of your friends OR pick a meeting point at the beginning of the festival so you can all meet back up later)

- Camera (so you can show off all your amazing snaps to your jealous friends back home obviously)

Foals  at longitude Festival Just incase you’re not sold already here’s a little taster of the amazing acts set to play:Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Django Django, The Maccabees AND the act everyone is dying to see, performing a special 3-D Live Show KRAFTWORK. Kraftwork headline the main stage on Sunday night, so if you miss the rest DO NOT miss this. Lots more acts are on this amazing list too, check them out at: www.longtitude.ie

Don’t forget to book your Hostel bed too, nothing beats coming back from a long day at a muddy festival to Isaacs or Jacobs’ hot showers, comfy sofas and clean beds so you can rest up before it all starts all over again.

Your Hostel employed Guru to all things cool – Elaine. X 

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