Kraftwerk to headline Dublin music festival

Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 00:00

German synthesiser-rock legends Kraftwerk, French band Phoenix and indie rockers Vampire Weekend have been confirmed to headline Longitude, a new festival due to take place at Marlay Park in south Co Dublin.

The boutique three-day festival, which takes place on the weekend of July 19th-21st, will also feature Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jake Bugg and Modest Mouse, along with hometown favourites Villagers.

Another home favourite, Kodaline, have been confirmed along with Mmoths, Tom Odell and others.

The Kraftwerk appearance is part of a series of shows the group is playing featuring 3D technology.

Marlay Park has been a music venue for several years, but this year’s festival will utilise more than the main field used to date.

There will be three stages in three fields. Two of the main stages will be outdoor.

The capacity for each day will be 9,500 with a mixture of day and weekend tickets. There will be no camping.

Arts dimension

The festival will incorporate elements of Forbidden Fruit, the June bank holiday festival held in Kilmainham, and Electric Picnic.

There will be an arts and crafts dimension to the new festival similar to that in Electric Picnic.

The festival is first to be organised by Zac Desmond, the son of MCD promoter and founder Denis Desmond.

Early-bird tickets for the weekend priced at €129.50 and day tickets priced at €44.50 will be on sale until April 7th. After that, tickets will be €54.50 for a day ticket and €149.50 for a weekend pass.

The festival take places over the same weekend as Latitude, the long-running British festival based in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England.

The line-up for the Oxegen music festival, which takes place on the August bank holiday weekend in Punchestown racecourse, will be announced shortly.