Managing director of Longitude issues apology following first day problems

Rebecca Barbier
Julho 17, 2017

The promoters of the Dublin event apologised to attendees.

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Another concertgoer, Emma Brooghan, said that was stuck in a queue for two hours before being trampled on.

"There were so many people on top of my legs, but my arms were free, so they were trying to pull my arms to get me out from underneath the crowd".

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"We had encouraged people to arrive early and they heeded the encouragement to a greater level than anticipated, making that first hour hard".

In a statement Melvin Benn, director of Festival Republic, said that teams have worked throughout the night to improve the entry for today and tomorrow so everyone can enjoy the festival.

The non-camping festival will wrap up today, with folk rock band Mumford & Sons closing on the main stage.

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