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Hozier and Chemical brothers for Longitude

HOZIER and the Chemical Brothers have been announced as the headline acts for this year's Longitude festival.

Residents around south Dublin's Marley Park have been informed about plans to hold the event for three days and are in discussions with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Promoter MCD has announced a number of the acts that will take part in this year's line-up.

The festival is being hailed as a "welcome home" for the Grammy-nominated singer, who is currently on a sold out tour of the USA.

Hozier has been lined up to headline the show on Friday, July 17, while Mercury Prize winners Alt-J will headline Saturday, July 18. Dance act The Chemical Brothers, meanwhile, will close the final night of the show on July 19.

A spokesperson for the Marley Grange Residents Association told the Herald that they are in contact with the local authority about the plans.

"All I can really say is that we have been keeping in touch with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

"We have been discussing it, but there is nothing that needs to be said in the media at this stage," he said.

It is understood that residents have not raised any significant objection to the festival which the residents' spokesperson said had been going on for 17 years.

In previous years, residents living around Marley Park have said that they would accept the three-day festival if it was policed correctly.

The first time a festival running over three days has been held in the south Dublin suburb was in 2013.

There was concern at the time following tragic events at the Swedish House Mafia gig in the Phoenix Park.

One person died and nine were injured during the concert there that year.

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