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09th Jul 2018

The eight Irish acts you have to see at Longitude 2018

Rudi Kinsella


Support the homegrown talent, because they’re bloody brilliant.

Longitude 2018 is just around the corner, and it looks like it’s going to be a good one.

Some of the biggest names in music will be performing in Marlay Park throughout the weekend, and by the looks of it the weather is going to be gorgeous for it.

Bring it on.

The line-up for the festival is quite unique.

It caters mostly to an audience of hip-hop and rap fans, who have been somewhat neglected by major Irish festivals in recent times.

But there has been an evident shift in the music taste of young people in Ireland, and a similar rise in the amount of hip-hop artists coming out of Ireland.

So we know you’re going to go and see Post Malone, Travis Scott and J. Cole while you’re at Longitude, but we’ve got a list of the eight Irish acts that you have to go and see if you’re going this weekend.


Outburst, Saint Crew. You know how we do.

Having them on this list is almost insulting, you were always going to see these lads anyway.

Versatile were only announced for the event a few days ago, and they are already near the top of everyone’s list of who they most want to see.

The rap duo are as funny as they are entertaining, and seeing them live would be an experience that nobody who is in Marlay Park on Friday should miss.

They’re top of this list for a reason. Don’t miss this.


Rejjie Snow

Rejjie Snow is one of the most popular artists on this list.

A lot of his popularity actually comes from outside Ireland, which is strange given how openly he speaks about his love of the country.

If you’re the sort of person who likes to look back and say ‘I saw him before he was huge’, we think you should see Rejjie Snow.

He’s pretty damn big now, but give it a year or two and he could be huge.



Laoise is going to be one of the most unique sounds that you’ll hear throughout the entire weekend.

One of few acts on the line-up that aren’t hip-hop based stylistically, it could be a refreshing, brilliant performance.



We’re big fans of Jafaris at JOE. His latest video for the new song ‘Found My Feet‘ is absolutely unreal, and if that’s anything to go by, his live performance will be special.

Clip via jafarismusic

Mango x MathMan

If you’re in anyway fragile, don’t get too close to the stage here.

If the bookies were taking odds on which act was most likely to cause a mosh pit, Mango would be around 1/1000.

This is one for the grime fans. The energy will be on a different level here.

Clip via Mango X MathMan

Tebi Rex

Two young lads making really fun music. What’s not to like here?

In keeping with the genre of the festival, Tebi Rex have a sound that would have stuck out like a sore thumb at previous Longitudes, but it fits like a glove here.

This should be a good’un.

Clip via Tebi Rex – Topic

Boots & Kats

See? It’s more than just a rap festival.

If you’re looking to just have a bop around in the sun this weekend, pop over to Boots & Kats.

They are so damn funky.

Clip via Doubleu


Soulé is an incredible artist going from strength to strength, with a really fun sound.

If you can listen to this song and not want to see her this weekend, we’re genuinely worried about you.

So damn catchy. We could see her going worldwide.


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