New Irish festival Longitude to run same weekend as Latitude

Oxegen organisers MCD are reportedly planning a new rival bash

New Irish festival Longitude to run same weekend as Latitude

Photo: Richard Johnson

Festival organisers MCD are reportedly planning a new Irish festival to run on the same weekend as Latitude Festival in Suffolk titled Longitude.

According to the Irish Times, MCD are planning the festival for July 2013.

The newspaper reports that offers for acts have already been made and that sites being considered for the festival include Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co Meath and Belvedere House, Co Westmeath.

MCD organises Oxegen Festival, which did not take place in 2012. A statement on the festival's website posted on December 21, 2011 read:

"Oxegen like Glastonbury is taking a year off in 2012 and will be back July 2013. Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas & peaceful New Year. Keep rockin' in 2012 and we will see you in 2013."

However, the organisers have yet to announce any details of an event for 2013, leading to speculation that a potential Longitude Festival could replace Oxegen. The festival, which in 2011 was headlined by Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas, has a capacity of 80,000 and has been running since 2004.

Latitude organisers Festival Republic have not responded to NME's requests for comment at time of publication.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Arcade Fire discuss 'captivating' live shows on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
Ghostface Killah and Badbadnotgood announce collaboration album
Nine Inch Nails appear on TV show 'Austin City Limits' – watch
Muse complete 'emotional' first session for new album
Ice Cube: 'I still have the anger I had as a teenager'
Pearl Jam premiere new song 'Moline' live – watch
Government official commits suicide following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert
Primus to conceal five golden records as part of 'Willie Wonka' tribute album release
Massive Attack joined by TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe for first 'Pray For...
Gwen Stefani's new single 'Baby Don’t Lie' leaks online
Guitar signed by members of The Smiths, Stone Roses and New Order stolen from charity auction
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cancel LA gig as drummer undergoes brain surgery
Skrillex and Rudimental to headline Snowbombing 2015
Slipknot stream new album '.5: The Gray Chapter' online
Julian Casablancas: 'I was hungover for five years'
Caribou streams eclectic Essential Mix featuring Daft Punk, Lil Wayne and The Zombies
Unheard Sleater-Kinney song discovered in new boxset - listen
K-Pop band 4Minute release statement following death of 16 fans at South Korea concert
'Celebrity Gogglebox': watch Noel Gallagher comment on 'The X Factor',...
Foo Fighters perform new single 'Something From Nothing' live for the first time - watch
Man gets life in prison for killing a teenager over loud music
Flying Lotus adds new music to his 'Grand Theft Auto V' radio station

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM