Monday 23 October 2017

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

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

Louise Kelly & Cormac Byrne

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

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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