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kodaline told 'well done' by everyone...except u2

THEY have been tweeted by Snow Patrol and slapped on the back by The Script – but Kodaline are craving some attention from U2.

The Irish chart-toppers say they are waiting for a message from U2 on their UK success.

"Hearing from U2 would really be the icing on the cake. We have literally heard from everyone from The Coronas to Delorentos.

"But the big one for us would be a message from U2 saying they're happy for us too," said guitarist Mark Prendergast.



The Swords group are currently No 3 in the UK charts and No2 in Ireland with debut long-player In A Perfect World.

And they were greeted as heroes by friends, family and fans when they returned home to Dublin this week to play a special Nokia Lumia Live session at the Old Tannery, Dublin 8. Battling heat indoors, the group upped sticks midway through their set to take the concert to the cool courtyard outside.

They performed singles High Hopes, All I Want, Love Like This and Pray with just their voices and a single acoustic guitar.

However, tens of thousands more fans are expected to cheer Kodaline on at Marlay Park this Saturday night at the Longitude Festival.

"We've been playing lots of UK festivals all summer, but this will be our first Irish festival this year, and the first one where people know our songs," said Stephen Garrigan.