Wednesday 21 February 2018

WATCH: Hozier debuts new music to Irish fans at Longitude

#SummerFest is the series on Ireland's summer festivals 2015

Freya Drohan and Clare Cullen

This time last year he was overshadowed by larger acts as he played to a small crowd at midday during the Longitude weekend. Fast forward twelve months and he is an international sensation tasked with headlining the opening day of the Marlay Park festival.

Now with a Vogue spread, appearances on America's top entertainment shows and a Grammy Award to his name - the future looks even brighter for this homegrown star.

The unassuming singer and songwriter, real name Andrew Byrne, seemed like he could hardly believe his luck as he performed for adoring fans on the main stage last night.

"It's great to see such a big crowd! It's even better to be home!'" the 24-year-old told the audience.

Over the duration of his highly anticipated set, Hozier debuted new tracks, gave renditions of favourites including 'Work Song', covered contemporary hits from the likes of Ariana Grande and even sang Happy Birthday to a member of his crew with the help of the crowd.

"Thank you! You've broken my heart and fixed it all in one," he told the 20,000 plus fans who looked on in adoration.

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