Vogue sports new look as Hozier wows crowds at Longitude

TrendingBy Caoimhe Young

TAKE Me To Church hit singer Hozier had a triumphant homecoming this weekend in front of 25,000 adoring fans at the Longitude festival.

The Irish star, who has become a worldwide phenomenon, was in blistering form as he lapped up the adulation at south Dublin’s Marlay Park on Friday night.

“You guys are amazing,” Hozier repeated time and again as the mesmerised audience applauded wildly.

“I don’t get home often, so this is a real treat,” Hozier said.

Over 60,000 fans have snapped up tickets for the three-day event, and yesterday Sunday World columnist Vogue turned heads in the crowd as she mingled with the revellers sporting a brand new look.

Our girl was having the time of her life as she partied with pals at the event, where the eclectic mix of acts included All Tvvins, Girl Band, Hudson Mohawke, Years & Years, Le Galaxie, Caribou and headliners Alt-J.

Vogue blended in with an army of young girl fans who were determined that the mixed weather wasn’t going to cramp their style.

Kildare girl Fiona Smith, wearing pink wellies, white hotpants and a blue top with bared midriff, said getting dressed up for Longitude was half the fun.

“All the girls love their style and this is the place to show it off,” she laughed. “Look at the guys, they don’t even bother.”

Gardai said that the crowd were generally “good-natured and well-behaved”, although there were some wild, alcohol-fuelled antics.

Security stumbled upon one young couple copulating behind a portacabin in daylight. 

“The young guy was mortified at being caught in the act with his pants around his ankles, but the girl didn’t seem to mind,” a source said.

Meanwhile, Heineken Sound Atlas is giving Longitude fans a Tokyo experience this weekend, including a Japanese-style Izakaya, a noodle bar, a ping pong tournament and, of course, karaoke.

On SundayThe Chemical Brothers top the bill on the main stage, where acts also include James Blake, Wild Beasts, Everything Everything, Jose Gonzalez and Jennifer Evans.