Longitude Festival at Marlay Park: All you need to know

by Gary Ibbotson
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The sold out Longitude festival will take place this weekend at Marlay Park, and gets started today, July 5.

International superstar acts such as A$AP Rocky, Cardi B and Stormzy will headline the three day, non-camping festival.

With around 35,000 people expected to attend every day, the organisers have released a public information notice about the dos and don’ts for anybody planning on showing up over the weekend.

MCD Promotions stress that the festival will take place rain or shine and intoxicated guests will not be allowed into the venue.

Please note that no unaccompanied under 16’s are allowed on site. All under 16’s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Local Area

An Garda Síochana will operate a zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public areas, any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour. Please respect the property and privacy of residents in the vicinity.

Travel and Transport

Transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders. Please plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance. MCD encourage all attendees to use the available Longitude bus services or public transport to get to the show. If you are driving or being dropped off, please carpool. Allow at least an extra 2 hours travel time to and from the venue.

Entry to the Event

Promoters advise for people not to bring backpacks or large handbags. Bags exceeding the size of A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) WILL NOT be permitted entry. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities on site. Bags smaller than A4 will be searched on entry, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag. Any bags or items left at entrance or the surrounding area will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

Queue according to the type of ticket that you have purchased. There will be a meeting point inside both arena entrances.

Prohibited Items

Alcohol, glass, aerosols, spray cans, illegal/unidentifiable substances, inflatable and fold up furniture, umbrellas, flares and metal reusable bottles are a number of items that are not permitted on site. Searching is a condition of entry. Any item(s) which may be reasonably considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. No professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens, video cameras & audio recording devices, iPads or GoPros.

Prohibited items will be confiscated and will not be returned. For more information, see MCD’s website.

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