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Published on July 17th, 2013 | by Anto

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Longitude 2013 – What we’re looking forward to

Longitude 2013

If it’s one bigger festival this year that seems to have got the lineup bang on, then it’s Longitude. Taking place over this weekend coming (19th-21st July) in Marley Park, it’s got most of the better alternative acts on the touring circuit right now. I’ve listed some of my highlights below:

Friday

Foals (Main Stage, 7.30-8.45pm)
I got hooked on their third album, ‘Holy Fire’, over the past month. It’s one of those that I’d tend to play the whole way through and that speaks to how good it really is. I’ve seen no videos or live performances so am going in cold but expecting good things.
Tracks to listen out for: My Number, Everytime, Out Of The Woods

Phoenix (Main Stage, 9.15-10.45pm)
‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ was just one of those albums. Universally loved with great stand out tracks like ‘Lisztomania’ and ‘1901’, it launched them into the alt scene in a big way. The follow up, ‘Bankrupt!’, has been receiving similar buzz so seeing them live is a must.
Tracks to listen out for: Lisztomania, 1901, Entertainment, S.O.S. In Bel Air

Saturday

Le Galaxie (Heineken Live Project Stage, 2.00-2.30pm)
I bleeding love these guys. I’d go so far as to say there won’t be a stsbetter act at this time slot elsewhere at Longitude. In fact, I’d far prefer them to be closing a tent and ripping the roof off it but what can ya do? Get along to them and dance your arse off to get the day started.
Tracks to listen out for: Earth, Midnight Midnight, Love System

Kodaline (Main Stage, 3.15-4.00pm)
If there’s one Irish act that have gone stratospheric in 2013, it’s Kodaline. The lads have been on the go since 2007 when they reached the top of the Irish singles charts with “Give Me A Minute” in their previous guise as 21 Demands. These days they’ve got three sold out Olympia shows coming in November with the debut album, In A Perfect World, scaling the charts. Be ready to sing along.
Tracks to listen out for: All I Want, Love Like This, High Hopes

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Villagers (Main Stage, 7.30-8.45pm)
A huge amount was expected of Villagers second album. ‘Becoming A Jackal’ is one of my all time favourite Irish albums but ‘{Awayland}’ progressed the sound whilst maintaining an incredible soul. I’ve seen them live on countless occasions over the past few years and am really looking forward to hearing the new material.
Tracks to listen out for: Nothing Arrived, Grateful Song, Set The Tigers Free

Sunday

Nialler9 (Red Bull Music Academy Stage, 4.00-5.30pm)
If you’re aware of the Dublin music scene then you’ve probably heard of Nialler9. The guy picks out some of the best up and coming acts to listen to and he’s responsible for my decent taste in music over the past few years. He’s guaranteed to be spinning some great tunes, so treat your ears.

Hot Chip (Main Stage, 6.00-7.00pm)
Just listen to ‘In Our Heads’ and trust that this is going to be a special hour of your gig-going life.

Kraftwerk – 3D Concert (Main Stage, 9.15-10.45pm)
I’ll get pummelled for this but I know next to nothing of Kraftwerk. I’m purely going on word of mouth here but it seems universally good. Let’s see.

Want more from people who know more about music? Nialler9 has posted a brilliant guide to the 3 days along with a Spotify playlist that’s essential listening. The Irish Time’s Tony Clayton-Lea has also picked out his favourites here.

Weekend tickets are €149.50 and day tickets €54.50 (both are plus fees). You can get em from Ticketmaster here.

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