Friday 20 July 2018

sun comes out just in time for 

thESE festival revellers were thankful that the predicted weather didn't rain on their parade.

The uber-chic Longitude festival got off to a bright start in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham last night.

Keep Your Head Up singer Ben Howard was the main draw at the indie event which has a strictly no camping rule. Bombay Bicycle Club, Irish duo Hudson Taylor and English quartet Bastille rocked out in idyllic weather last night to kick start the three days of fun.

Ticket holders left their rain jackets at home as they turned out at the Rathfarnham venue in their droves.

Galway girls Hannah Healy and Olga Tummon are making it a weekend affair, as is 33-year-old Chris Redmond from Cork. Ciaran Brennan from Knocklyon missed out last year and was looking forward to seeing his favourite act Bonobo.

"My mates will be off at Ben Howard but the great thing is that you can potter around seeing everyone - there's a great vibe," he told the Herald.

A string of up-and-coming and established acts are performing for the crowds at the extravaganza.

Bray native Hozier, who has been taking the US by storm with his hit track Take Me To Church, is among the headliners today. He joins Haim, The 1975 and Sam Smith. James Vincent McMorrow, Massive Attack and Rudimental will all take to the stage tomorrow.


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