May 31, 2018

Desperados Sound Stage is bringing the noise to Longitude

Twenty years ago, Desperados remixed the rules by daring to brew tequila with beer. This summer, the refreshing beer has stepped it up a notch for its Longitude residence offering two lucky fans the chance of a lifetime to DJ at the sold-out festival.

The Desperados DJ search will run on Spin 1038's House Party show and iRadio's iGnite. One finalist will be chosen each week across the four week competition and shortlisted mixes will be hosted on and with the public choosing their favourites from 1st – 6th July. The two final aspiring DJs will win a dream prize – bringing their mix to the sold-out crowd at Longitude and getting the party started at the Desperados Sound Stage.

Music is at the heart of Desperados Sound Stage, with the brand handpicking a host of local club night heroes to take to the decks across the weekend, including 98FM's Lo Cutz, Spin 103.8's Marty, Colin Devine & Lisa Marie from Workman's Club, Dublin's Hidden Flux, 104's Frank Jez and, of course, the winners of the Desperados DJ competition, who will open the Desperados Sound Stage at the festival with their winning mix of serious BANGERS.

The Desperados Sound Stage will be THE place for a high-energy atmosphere over the Longitude weekend. The careful selection of quality DJs will have all hands in the air, and the addition of custom sound boosters will ramp up the party vibe. When the DJ hits the sound button at climactic moments they will rev the crowd and festival revellers will be in for some surprises. There'll also be coloured smoke released on the dancefloor to further ignite the party spirit.

Speaking on Desperados’ presence at Longitude Festival, Natalie Duffy, Desperados Brand Manager, said: “Desperados is a brand that celebrates those who forge their own path. With Desperados Sound Stage, we're giving two lucky DJs a chance to be the musical maestro to open the stage. Not to mention, we'll be providing epic party vibes throughout the weekend for those who attend Longitude. We're going to create a unique party space that they won't want to leave."