WINNERS OF 'THE LONG ROAD TO LONGITUDE' BATTLE OF THE BANDS The Grainstore, dlr's Youth Arts Facility, has always been a leader in offering opportunities to the young people from the County and the latest experience on offer was the kind that most young bands dream about as they struggle to make it in the music industry. With the support of Council's Arts Office, CANVAS the Youth Arts Committee based at the Grainstore, have been hosting 'The Long Road to Longitude' Battle of the Bands in collaboration with MCD records since May 10th. Over six weeks, local musicians from South County Dublin, have been battling it out to win one of the three places to play at 'Longitude Music Festival' at Marley Park this July. 'The Long Road to Longitude Grand Final' took place on Sunday 14th June and the event was unforgettable. The sun was shining, the stage was rocking, and the acts were all amazing. Over 500 people attended and experienced the wealth of talent that young musicians from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown have to offer. The audience and Judges (Ronan Mongey, Rebecca Cramer, Aaron Rowe and Colm Galvin) had such a difficult task set before them as the standard and quality of each act was incredibly high. Eventually the decision was made and we are pleased to announce the three winners who will now be playing the 'Longitude Music Festival' are ... MADISON FRONT - With instantly catchy original compositions and natural ease, Madison Front proved they belong on the big stage. Their tight rhythm section, melodic lead guitar and beautiful vocals were a joy to listen to throughout the Competition and we're thrilled that they have this opportunity.