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Longitude announces headliners for 2016 - Live And Die In Music

Kendrick Lamar headlines the festival’s opening night on Friday 15th July. The Grammy award winning rapper released his critically acclaimed album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ last year which debuted on top of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and established Spotify’s global first day streaming record (9.6 million). Kendrick Lamar has received 11 nominations for this years Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Album.

On Saturday 16th Major Lazer lead the line up. Their global smash hit ‘Lean On’ was recently named the most streamed song of all time and has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube while Diplo was named as the most Shazamed artist of 2015. The band are up for Best International Band at this years Brit Awards.

Closing the festival on Sunday 17th are The National. No strangers to these shores, the Ohio band released their latest album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ on the back of a twenty-two month tour promoting their previous LP ‘High Violet’. ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ is The National’s sixth album, and has been released to huge critical and commercial success, cemented by the band’s celebrated live show.

Joining our headliners are Grammy nominated producer Jamie XX, Folk singer Father John Misty who released his globally acclaimed second record I Love You, Honeybear last year, electro pop trio Chvrches making a welcome return to the Marlay Park weekender, hip hop star Tyler, The Creator, Irish electronica singer Róisín Murphy, New York chef turned rapper Action Bronson, Courtney Barnett, who is nominated for Best International Female Artist at this years Brit Awards and A$AP Mob member A$AP Ferg.

Also on this summers line up sees Danish singer MØ returning to Longitude and will be joined at the festival by some top Irish acts including Dublin synth pop duo All Tvvins, rapper Rejjie Snow, punk quartet Otherkin, Belfast dream pop band Pleasure Beach and athmosfolk pairing Saint Sister.

Friday 15th July: Kendrick Lamar
Saturday 16th July: Major Lazer
Sunday 17th July: The National

Jamie XX
Father John Misty
Tyler, The Creator
Róisín Murphy
Action Bronson
Courtney Barnett
A$AP Ferg

All Tvvins
Rejjie Snow
Pleasure Beach
Saint Sister

And many more to be announced soon

Weekend tickets €159.50 / Day tickets €64.50
All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fee

On Sale 9am on Friday 29th January

Three customers can get their hands on Longitude tickets before anyone else, presale tickets go on sale at www.three.ie/plus 48hours before general release.

Subject to licence
Tickets available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

For further festival information see here!