- 10 May 21
The popular day-time festival was set to take place between July 2 - 4 in Dublin’s Marlay Park.
This year's edition of Longitude Festival has sadly been cancelled, according to organisers of the event.
In a statement this afternoon, organisers confirmed that the decision was made following the Government’s most recent announcement on gatherings.
"It has become clear that we simply will not be able to make Longitude happen this year due to Covid-19 restrictions”.
“It is with great regret that we must announce that this year’s festival will not take place,” the statement said. “We are so sorry to the thousands of people who bought tickets to this year’s festival and are absolutely devastated that, once again, we won’t be able to welcome you all to Marlay Park this summer.”
2021's Longitude line-up includes Kendrick Lamar as Friday Headliner; Tyler, The Creator as Saturday's Headline act and A$AP ROCKY on Sunday as well as Aitch, AJ Tracey, DaBaby, Doja Cat and Lil Uzi Vert.
Ticket holders will be able to request a refund from their point of purchase, and those who booked online or by phone will have their refund automatically processed by Ticketmaster.
Longitude 2022 is due to take place between July 1st and 3rd next year.
“Thank you so much for your continued support and we cannot wait to see you all next year,” the statement said.
Speaking on RTÉ radio’s News at One, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said it would be “getting ahead” to make an “absolute prediction” about large outdoor events taking place later in the summer and autumn.
“I’d like to think that if we found ourselves in a situation where we had really good progress in terms of the vaccine, where we didn’t run into any difficulties relating to variants and so on, that some of the things that are not now possible – which include outdoor events of the kind that you’ve described – might be things we can think about,” Dr Holohan said on festivals.
— Longitude Festival (@longitudefest) May 10, 2021