- 04 Jul 19
As we get set for Longitude Festival this weekend, we take a look at some of the big names headlining the festival, including Cardi B, A$ap Rocky, Stormzy, Versatile and more. Elsewhere, we talk to Ireland’s new grunge heroes Fangclub about their new album and facing down their demons.
As the countdown to Longitude gathers pace, Hot Press has a special 16-page feature on all the best acts playing at the festival over the weekend. Ed Power takes a look at the unlikely rise, and celebrity adventures, of Cardi B. Stuart Clark charts the meteoric assent of UK rapper Dave; and Paul Nolan profiles weekend headliners Stormzy and A$ap Rocky.
Elsewhere in our Longitude feature, we talk to some of the Irish stars who’ll be playing at the festival. We have an exclusive interview with Ringsend hip-hop group Versatile, as well as interviews with Chasing Abbey, KNEECAP and JyellowL.
For our second cover of this fortnight’s issue, Lucy O’Toole sits down for a chat with Fangclub. Ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Vulture Culture, the north Dublin alt-rock outfit explain how they fought back from the brink.
On top of all that, we have an extensive 5-page feature on the extraordinary life of Philomena Lynott. With Philomena’s recent passing, we lost one of the most beloved figures in Irish music. Paying tribute to her, we have reproduced the eulogy from her funeral and talk to some of the people whose lives were influenced by her – including Brush Shiels, Roddie Cleere, and Miriam O’Callaghan.
In our film section this issue, Roe McDermott sits down with renowned director Danny Boyle to talk about his fascinating new Beatles-themed feature, Yesterday, as well as his aborted Bond film, diversity in movies, Donald Trump, and more.
We also have all the news, previews and reviews you’d expect from Hot Press, including album reviews of the latest releases from Fangclub and Prince; live reviews from George Ezra, P!nk, and Lana Del Ray; and interviews with Stephen James Smith and The Black Keys, and much much more.
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