- 09 Feb 18
The festival has succeeded in attracting Beyoncé’s sister – as part of a line-up that is rich in hip hop, soul and r’n'b stars
Solange is set to make her major Irish festival debut at this year’s Longitude Festival. Beyoncé little sister – she is 31 years of age – is one of the world’s great soul and r’n’b artists right now, so it represents quite a coup for the Longitude bookers.
She released the powerful and resonant A Seat At The Table album in 2016, to widespread acclaim. It was her first US No.1 record, and was named Album of the Year in both Spin and Vibe magazines as well as on Pitchfork website.
While it didn’t achieve quite the same level of commercial success on this side of the Atlantic, it reached No.17 in the UK charts. The album represents a brilliantly personal statement about issues of race, prejudice and the experience of black people in America – connecting in a potent way with the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Other major names on the bill include Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Travis Scott, Diplo, Tyler The Creator, J Cole and Migos – the LA sensations, who will also be making their Irish debut.
The festival also offers the prospect of seeing the acclaimed Cardi B, who is one of the hottest new r’n’b stars in the world. With a great image and colourful background, she will doubtless vie with Ms. Knowles for the role of Queen of Longitude!
Here's a peek at the line-up so far
Friday 13th July
Saturday 14th July
Tyer, The Creator
Sunday 15th July
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Khalid,Cardi B,Giggs ,J Hus,Joey Bada$$,The Internet,Lil Pump ,blackbear,6LACK,Ibeyi,Jacob,Banks,Kali Uchis,A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie,Princess Nokia ,Mabel,Big Shaq,Belly ,Naaz and Bas .
Tickets go on Sale 9am Friday 16th February.
Weekend tickets €189.50 / Two Day Tickets: €129.50 / Day tickets €69.50