What you need to know about security at Longitude this weekend

What you need to know about security at Longitude this weekend

Longitude Festival takes place this weekend in Marlay Park, and will feature acts such as Stormzy, The Weekend and Mumford and Sons across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ahead of the festival, organisers have issued an update on what can and cannot be brought through the gates, with large bags/backpacks, fold up chairs, selfie sticks and umbrellas not allowed.

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Large bags and backpacks will not be allowed into the event, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted.

Other prohibited items include flares/fireworks, laser pens, megaphone/air horns, aerosols, spray cans, smoke and gas canisters, nitrous oxide and any associated equipment, glass, drones, Chinese lanterns, sound systems and unofficial tabards/high viz jackets.

Those attending will also be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand held metal detectors.

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 unaccompanied people under 16 are allowed on site, while alll under 16s require a ticket to the event and must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult, parent or guardian over 18.

Festival goers should also note they may be asked to prove their age with photo ID or they will be refused admission.

Transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders themselves, whether by means of car-pooling, by availing of the LUAS, cycling, walking, by making an advance return booking on the ‘Marathon coaches’ special shuttle bus service operating directly between the City Centre and Marlay Park, Dublin Bus or finally, by hiring a taxi. 

Organisers strongly urge all concert goers to heed the advices of An Garda Siochana, transport providers and promoters regarding the pre-planning and advance booking of their return trip to and from venue.

They are also urging people to leave lots of time to get to and from the venue, adding at least an extra two hours to their journey time.