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Longitude Festival begins  at Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin onFriday for three days of acts from Hozier to Sunday headliners the mighty Massive Attack.

We have TWO weekend passes courtesy of Heineken Sound Atlas (see video) to literally giveaway.

THREE days of music, possibly good weather and ‘revelling’ for FREE in a suburb of Dublin.

It doesn’t get any better than that , in fairness.

To enter, complete this sentence.

My most treasured Massive Attack tune is_______________________because_______________________

Lines MUST close at 1.15pm 1.45pm

UPDATE: Winner here

Longitude Festival

66 thoughts on “Massive!

  1. mark

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Paradise Circus because when I hear it I feel the need to throw on a trenchcoat and kick in a door or something til the camera zooms in and I say, in a gruff London accent, “Now what?”

  2. Tbird

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because that is the vibe I am getting from all my friends who could afford tickets and this vibe, of unfinished sympathy, is expected to last well into next week unless I win a ticket and go with them.

    Its ok though, I’ll just spend the weekend on my crying chair if I don’t win.

  3. Davey T

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Pray for Rain, because, well, given this mornings weather warnings for the days ahead, the prayers look to have been answered. Looks like rain Ted!

  4. Banned of Censored, formerly Baggins, Diddy, Bag Of Censored

    My most treasured massive attack tune is Teardrop because it brings me back to being a very young teenager discovering new things and this track opened my eyes to what music could be beyond guitars, this broadened my horizons and led me to start to seek and discover new music from beastie boys to beach boys to Bach. I owe all of my aural pleasures to first hearing this track and seeing the ground breaking video on MTV before it turned in Punkd Pregnant Teens on The Jersey Shore.

  5. ZeligIsJaded

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Safe From Harm because it was the first track on Blue Lines which my uncle gave me before moving to Berlin in the early 90’s. His ‘lifestyle’ was unapproved of on the home front. I think about him every time I hear it, and wish he’d been born 10 years later. The idea that the coolest guy I knew was made to feel unwelcome in this country confused the sh*t out of me when I was 14. Still confused, but if you hurt what’s mine etc…….

  6. Llareggub

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because I was in love and it was playing in my lovers room the first time we made out – “the curiousness of your potential kiss has got my mind and body aching” – all of my senses were buzzing and every time I hear that track I am back in that room -“like a soul without a mind In a body without a heart I’m missing every part” yeah yeah yeah. Yeah.

  7. John

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Angel because it’s the only one I know, I really should listen to more of their stuff so Longitude would help

  8. Chubby funster

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Safe From Harm because if you ever want to completely enrage anyone in earshot you’ll find soundchecking a PA with “I I I I I was looking back to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you” is a sure thing 100% of the time.

  9. galvink3

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is teardrop because well it’s also the only massive attack song that i know

  10. Gillian Kingston

    My most treasured Massive Attack song is Paradise Circus because when listening to it it makes me feel so alive that my knees tremble and I have to remember to breathe

  11. Risingson

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Special Cases because I’m a special case….

  12. Davey T

    My (second) most treasured Massive Attack tune is “Black Milk” – Manys a “Black Milk” I’ve enjoyed at festivals and gigs past. The afficionados will tell you it doesnt taste the same out of a plastic glass, but it would be another great Black Milk memory to treasure if I got to Longitude

  13. Phwoar

    What your soul sings – thinking of the opening notes and lyrics gives me shivers and goosebumps in a big way

  14. dandare

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is karmacoma cos of it featuring two-toned Tuvan throat singing, that was a pleasent surprise at the time

  15. bubbasbaby

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy ‘cos it’s such a beautiful soaring song about love and it never fails to move and transport me away from this humdrum existence and tug my heartstings in the way all great music does. It truly will last the test of time.

  16. missred

    I like Massive Attack but don’t really know their tunes that well, why is the competition only open to fans of them? (I know they are headlining). Bit unfair there, Broadsheet/Heineken Sound Atlas

  17. PJ Ryan

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is teardrop because I do a lovely falsetto version which would clear coppers on All-Ireland Sunday night

  18. Specific Gravity

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune, without question, it has to be Five Man Army, because:

    Any track that incorporates references to Subbuteo, Wilkinson Sword, Sony Budokan, Marconi and Trendy Wendy – while still oozing menace – is alright by me, and was on constant rewind and replay on my decidedly non-Budokan Walkman through the nineties.

    That combination of the pared down sound with minimalist percussion, the seamless transitions between the individual vocals, and said lyrics with namechecks.

    Plus Tricky on top form.

    Trendy Wendys you know what I mean /
    Hangin’ around with the girl who’s rolling up her jeans

    Just practice posing face is shaded in black /
    As dominating as my colour the Massive Attack

    Right now I hit it / kick it / flow smooth / hit middle wicket

    When I was a child I played Subbuteo on /
    My table then I graduate to studio one /
    ’Cos D’s my nom de plume you know but 3’s my pseudonym /
    And around my neck you know I wear the Sony Budokan

    Yes pull out your phono plug and tuck you in you’re phony /
    It’s started by Marconi resumed by Sony /
    A summary by wireless history and only /
    The Massive Attack enorme explosion /

    Finished off sublimely by the incomparable Horace Andy

    Get away with you gangster, indeed…

  19. Aha Batman

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because I got dumped by the love of my life while this song was playing. IT STILL HURTS AFTER 4 YEARS!

  20. boxybrown

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Angel because You, Broadsheet, are my Angel, you come from way above……and if I win I will Love You Love You Love You Love You Love You Love You ……

  21. Scooperman

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune isTear drop because age 19 it was played really loud on repeat in parents house the night of my sister’s 21st birthday many years ago when I got quite familiar with a very attractive young lady.

  22. ET

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Safe From Harm because of the line ‘I was lookin’ back to see if you were lookin’ back at me / To see me lookin’ back at you’. That line helped me score. So now.

  23. Mark

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Better Things
    lost the misses & job but that song just gave me the strength to get over her and get my shit back on track.

  24. Shane Kennedy

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because Longitude and I have unfinished business. She crept into my life on a blazing hot summer’s weekend in 2013. We danced, we laughed, we took selfies, we had a dalliance in the woods. And then…she was gone. Like a thief in the night, Monday stole her away from me. A year has passed and I haven’t stopped thinking about her. Alas, when I arranged to meet her this year, she was sold out. She crushed my heart into a million pieces. Don’t stand in the way of unrequited love…let Longitude and I reconnect once more.

  25. Zosimush

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is “Karmacoma” because I just asked my brain and it got back to me and named that track but would have to change to “Be thankful for what you have” from Blue Lines if I won, because my brain also says so.

  26. Nially

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is that one they used for the credits of House, because watching snarky Hugh Laurie used to get my ex fired up for the ride like nothing else.

  27. J Ward

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is better things because thats what i am going to have lined up for the weekend if i dont get 2 tickets for the festival after saying to the more beautiful and hopefully forgiving half that i would.

  28. tomp

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is UNFINISHED SYMPATHY because I was on the number 8 bus at the time to Dun Leery many moons ago and it just seemed like the right song at the right time

  29. Dave

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Teardrop because……”…have you heard it…..?

  30. ger cullen

    Favourite song is Protection,

    because it brings memories from mid nineties that are gold plated and can never be replicated now, also it opened me up to innovative music, tracey thorn, menace and love in 4 minutes of masterpiece and that blur/oasis spat seemed insignificant to what these boys and girls were churning out back then

  31. Suzanne Keogh

    My favorite massive attack tune is hymn of the big wheel , it reminds me that we are all part of something greater and no matter what is going on for you there is someone else with a struggle or joy and it’s just the way life rolls .

  32. ollie

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because it wasn’t sung by Garth Brooks.

  33. GiGi

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is “Teardrop” because when I hear it, sometimes it makes me happy and I smile and drop a year or sometimes it makes me sad and I cry and drop a tear. Sign of a good tune they say… one that can make you laugh or cry depending on your day. Dunno I just love Massive Attack to bits.

  34. Fiach

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Protection because Tracey Thorn is just sublime.

  35. SunshineB

    My most treasured Massive Attack song is Angel because of that epic scene with the caravan burning from Snatch, gives me chills every time I hear it. Powerful schtuff.

  36. Ozan Selim

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is safe from harm because it got me of cigarettes.

  37. Niall Gallagher

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because having listened too it fairly regularly over the last few years or so it still continues to surprise me. The most recent surprise was learning from the comments above that the name of the song is ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ and not ‘Unfinished Symphony’. Oh the shame..

    I’d crawl through a mile of dung to get my hands on a ticket so if you would like to save me the hassle and award me with them, or indeed watch me crawl through a mile of dung in exchange – either would be lovely.

    1. Niall Gallagher

      *to

      That mishap is certain to go down like a cup of cold sick on this comment thread. The grammar Guards are usually rampant :)

  38. Jonny

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Angel because it is a badass intro track to one of the best albums of the late nineties and brings me back to summers of the early naughties listening to this album with my friends. Good times. Im off to listen to it now…..

  39. Lidija

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Teardrop because its the only one I know. HELP!

  40. IsMise

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Angel, because back in the day I used to fall asleep listening to Atlantic Wave Radio 252 on my brothers old radio, and on more than one occasion that song would wake me up in the middle of the night and scare the living shite out of 9 year old me – when I hear it now it makes me fondly nostalgic of a much simpler time.

  41. Tracey

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Unfinished Sympathy because its only bleehdin’ Massive…

  42. Siju Cat

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Blue Lines because My girlfriend, brother and father are all Guards. I literally feel there are blue lines all around me that I cant cross.

  43. Fiona

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Superpredators because its grinding, loud, and a striking bonus track to their album Mezzanine AND it completely set the tone for The Jackal, one of my favourite movies!

  44. Holly Golightly

    My most treasured Massive Attack song is Teardrop, because seriously what a tune and video!.. I was 13 years old when I first seen/heard it… I’m quite a bit oder now and I still love it!

  45. Emma

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Teardrops because it’s the best Massive Attack tune? Is that enough? It used to help me get to sleep a lot when I was in overly hot countries getting irritated at night. That tune deserves a medal.

  46. That New Guy

    My most treasured Massive Attack song is Teardrop because it was used for the Assassin’s Creed launch ad which made me buy it, and that was an awesome game.

  47. Kevin G

    my most treasured Massive Attack song is Teardrops because when I listen to it now it brings a huge flood of memories back to me, places, times, peoples and feelings.

  48. Robert Lock

    My favorite song is ‘Teardrop’ because it will ‘Live me me’ for ever like an ‘Angel’ from the ‘Weather storm’. Erm..Unfinished symphony too

  49. Aoife

    My most treasured Massive Attack tune is Safe From Harm! I was 16 working in Tesco’s on the tills for the summer while trying to woo the grungy fella that worked in the fruit and veg! I’m embarrassed to think now how sad and pathetic I was but it was one of the best summers of my life! I learnt a lot about Massive Attack and how to make dreads in your hair and I still know all the words to Safe From Harm! I have to confess that my wooing finally paid off, unfortunately he then moved to England at the end of the summer to live with his dad!

  50. Cryztalizer

    Cryztalizerz mozt treazured Mazzive Attack tune iz “Protection” becauze it remindz him of the innocence of hiz youth

    It waz alzo the firzt time he got binned

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