As the end of the year nears, so does festival season. For the next few months, there may be snow on the ground but we go through each day anticipating what's to come in 2019. Whether you attend Coachella, Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, or your local music festival, events centred around your favorite artists are at their peak. They also present a great chance for young music fans to travel and explore parts of the world they've never been to. If you've never been to Ireland, this might be the best chance for hip-hop fans to explore it as Longitude Festival has just announced their first batch of performers, and it's looking pretty amazing so far.

The line-up isn't complete yet but as of now, it's looking like a must-attend for the month of July. Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Future, Brockhampton, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, and others were all announced in the first leg. The organizers quickly followed up with a few more names, adding Aminé, Denzel Curry, $uicideboy$, Lil Baby, Sheck Wes, and others to the list. With more to come, tickets are sure to sell quickly when they go on sale this Friday. This might be enough to get a few of us to book a flight to Ireland in the summer...

Take a look at the full lineup and visit their website for more information.