Longitude this year seems to be focusing more on the hip hop and R&B side of things, with no huge house and techno headliners. But all is not lost, a series of local heroes and international guests have been spread out over the weekend to keep us dance music heads happy. Check out our guide to the weekend below.
Like most of the days you’d probably want to stay around the Red Bull stage for the majority of the day / night. If you’re heading to the festival as soon as the gates open, we recommend getting over to the Red Bull stage for Sarah Mooney and Sage, after Life Festival these two have both shown their wits in producing a nice groovy set. This would leave you around half four which is prime time for stocking up on pints and food to get you ready for the night’s antics. Wiley then starts on the Heineken stage at quarter to six, I’d probably stick around for a bit in case he plays ‘Wearing My Rolex’ but don’t stay too long as Boots & Kats take to the Red Bull stage at six. Sligo boys Brame & Hamo will then take the reigns from half seven to quarter past nine before handing things over to Mix & Fairbanks. You’ll need to cut Mix & Fairbanks set short by about ten minutes to grab yourself time to run over to the Heineken stage for quarter to ten where The Martinez Brothers will be closing out the night.
Saturday morning could go one of two ways depending on how your night before has gone. If you’re up and out early get down to the Red Bull stage for Ciara Brady and Eve’s sets where they will be setting the tone perfectly for the day. Up next is Handsome Paddy who’ll be taking things on from half four to quarter to six bringing you the best in scratch hip hop and house. Here we’d recommend breaking up your day by grabbing some more drinks. At quarter past six head over to the mainstage for Kaytranada for an hour and fifteen of his unique style of hip hop and house infusions. Head back to the Red Bull stage afterwards for disco legend Greg Wilson and Ghost Boy who’ll close out the second last night with some groovy records.
Well it’s Sunday and the last day of a good weekend, but sit tight at the Red Bull stage because there is no point in leaving, unless you want to go waste your time at the mainstage with Mumford and Sons. Midland is closing out the stage though, that will be unreal.