Urgent warning for thousands of music fans about back to school at Longitude at Marlay Park

THOUSANDS of music fans visiting the Longitude festival have been warned that there will be no re-entry to the festival site once they have left.

Marlay Park weekend returns July 1-3 for the first time since 2019.

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The Longitude festival is set to return to Marlay Park this weekendCredit: Tony Kinlan
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A$AP Rocky is about to performCredit: EPA
Dave, Tyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky headline this year's festival

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Dave, Tyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky headline this year’s festivalCredit: document

There are still a handful of weekend or individual tickets available for the long-awaited weekend.

Megan Thee Stallion and A$AP Rocky will both take to the Irish stage as part of the lineup.

But ahead of the event, organizers MCD issued a series of urgent warnings for all attendees in terms of traffic, safety and opening hours.

OPENING TIME

Doors: Gates to the festival open at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Car park: Cars and coaches can park from 12:30 p.m.

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Bars: Alcohol will be served from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Closure hour: Estimated closing time is 11 p.m.

These times are all subject to change.

Participants are advised to arrive at the site well in advance to avoid delays.

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No overnight or early queues are allowed.

Event organizers have insisted that there is strictly no re-entry – once you’re there, you can’t leave and come back.

They warned: “There is no re-entry to this event. We are delighted to be back, having been recognized as one of the most severely affected sectors due to Covid.

“Once again, we ask for your patience and continued support as we work to reset our customer experience level, queues and on-site facilities for you, our valued customers. Thank you for supporting our event.”

GETTING THERE

Participants are encouraged to plan their travel itinerary in advance, allowing two hours to get to Marlay Park.

By car: Due to the limited number of parking spaces, participants are requested to walk or use public transport whenever possible. Traffic and parking delays are unavoidable in the surrounding area.

For those traveling by car, the recommended drop-off and collection point is the Notre Dame School car park on Ballinteer Avenue.

By taxi: Taxi pick up area will be facilitated at Supervalu on Ballinteer Avenue. Due to the current shortage, the organizers cannot guarantee that there will be taxis available after the event.

By bus: There are a variety of bus services operating this weekend.

  • Dublin buses: No additional bus routes or services will be added this weekend. Bus lines 16 and 116 go to Marlay Park from the city centre. Plan your trip here.
  • Downtown shuttle: Marathon Travel operates a direct service from Custom House Quay to Marlay Park. Tickets can be purchased at www.marathoncoaches.ie.
  • Coaches: National and regional operators will provide bus services to Marlay Park. Tickets can be purchased in advance online – for details see www.longitude.ie/information/
  • Private buses: If you are traveling to the event by minibus, coach or private bus, please register details in advance at [email protected]

By Luas: Marathon Travel will operate a shuttle bus between Dundrum Luas station and Stonemasons Way, near the pedestrianized entrance to Marlay Park. Tickets can be purchased at www.marathoncoaches.ie.

SAFETY AND ADVICE

Event organizers encourage attendees to download their tickets in advance to avoid queue and security delays. Ticketmaster ticket offices and guest list facilities are located at the Grange Road and College Road entrances.

All ticket holders can and will be searched upon arrival. Additional security checks may take place once inside.

The event organizers and gardai reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone unfit to enter due to alcohol and/or drug use.

It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol or beverages on site – exceptions apply for sealed 500ml bottles of water or soft drinks. Water supply terminals will be available throughout the site.

All the bars on the site will have contactless card payment facilities. Some food vendors will also accept card payments.

No backpacks or bags larger than A4 are allowed through security.

Also prohibited are garden furniture, deckchairs, folding chairs, shooting sticks, umbrellas, selfie sticks, flares/fireworks and laser pens.

Megaphones/horns, aerosols, spray cans, smoke and gas canisters, nitrous oxide and all associated equipment, glass, drones, professional cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras and Audio recording devices are also not permitted on site.

Attendees are advised that there may be the use of strobe lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics at the event.

Spectators are advised to check the forecast in advance and dress accordingly for the Irish weather.

When leaving the concert site, people are encouraged to move slowly and cooperate with stewards and Gardaí.

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible parking must be reserved in advance. Contact [email protected] to register.

For accessible ticket inquiries, please contact Ticketmaster.ie

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Strict age screening will be in place at all entries.

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All under 16s participating in the event must be accompanied at all times
by an adult. Parents or guardians must stay with children under 16 and
assume full responsibility throughout the event.

Unaccompanied under 16s will be refused entry without refund.

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