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Saturday 21 October 2017

Sun shines as Longitude goes out with a bang

IT WAS a chilled-out day in Marlay Park as the three-day Longitude Festival came to a close.

Big acts Massive Attack, Rudimental and home-grown tlent James Vincent McMorrow played as revellers enjoyed the fine weather.

The Heineken Sound Atlas area was a hit with festival-goers, who enjoyed the Berlin-style setting with graffiti-strewn walls, free food and a photo booth.

Up-and-coming star Banks captivated the crowds with her track Waiting Game. LA-born Banks has previously been named as a MTV Brand New 2014 nominee and also featured on Spotify's Spotlight 2014 playlist.

English group Rudimental really got the crowd going with their huge hit, Waiting All Night and with shouts of "Dublin, they can't even control us right now, let's get all the girls on shoulders! We want everyone to sing along with us".

Amy Ward (21), from Clontarf said she really enjoyed the weekend, adding: "Fisclosure were unbelievable."

Jacqueline Doyle (26), from Tallaght, was thrilled by Rudimental's performance. "They are just brilliant, they were so amazing. We've been waiting for them all weekend and they really know how to get the crowd going!"

Cassie Hughes (22), from Perrystown, said: "I was so excited to see Rudimental and Julio Bashmore, they were amazing and it's been a fabulous day so far."

Emily O'Brien summed up the weekend saying: "We have had the most incredible weekend, the weather held out, the music and food was awesome and the atmosphere was so chill. It was such a great crowd."

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