Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and The National among first acts announced for Longitude 2016

The three-day music festival takes place in Dublin's Marlay Park between July 15th and 17th

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Kendrick Lamar. Image: Scott Roth / AP/Press Association Images

The first round of acts lined up to perform at this year's Longitude festival in Dublin have been revealed.

Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar will headline the opening night on Friday July 15th in Marlay Park. 

Major Lazer will lead the line up on Saturday, while The National will close out the festival on Sunday 17th.

Other acts performing at this year's festival include Jamie XX, Father John Misty, Roisin Murphy, Tyler, the Creator and Courtney Barnett.

Tickets for the festival will cost €64.50 for a day ticket, or €159.50 for the weekend. Tickets go on sale next Friday, January 29th.