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Longitude 2015: 'It's even better to be home!' Rain ignored by rockers as Hozier blasts new hits for Irish fans

Louise Kelly & Cormac Byrne

Published 17/07/2015 | 22:14

Hozier on stage Credit@ Clare Cullen
Hozier on stage Credit@ Clare Cullen

Hozier wowed on the main stage on the first night of music festival Longitude this evening.

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Revellers ignored the intermittent heavy showers to give the three day festival the launch night it deserved at Marlay Park.

And fans were not disappointed as they were treated to a selection of brand new music from the Irish musician.

'It's great to see such a big crowd! It's even better to be home!', he cried out to fans.

At one point, Karen from WyvernLingo joined Hozier on stage to sing 'In A Week', a song "inspired by the Wicklow Hills".

More than 60,000 revellers are expected to descend on Marlay Park over the three days.

The site has been given a revamp from last year's offering and includes a 3Deck alowing pre-bookers a bird's eye view of the main stage.

This year also marks the launch of Longitude's VIP area, for the more discerning music festival goer.











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