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Party in the park as festival fans and models hit Longitude


Emily and Ciara Barry party at the

Emily and Ciara Barry party at the

Emily and Ciara Barry party at the

The sun broke through the clouds last night to the delight of thousands of festival-goers, who descended on Dublin's Marlay Park for the return of Longitude.

The annual summer festival, which takes place in the Rathfarnham park, is now in its fifth year.

For hip-hop fans, J Cole headlined the event, with the likes of Post Malone taking to the stage across the evening as well.

Around 16,500 people are expected to attend each day of the festival across this weekend as it continues to grow in popularity.


Among those who enjoyed a night out at the festival last night was model turned health food guru Roz Purcell.

Her boyfriend, music promoter Zach Desmond - the son of MCD owners Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey - came up with the idea of the music festival in 2012.

Roz showed off her trim figure in a multi-coloured bodysuit, which she teamed with a denim skirt and jacket combo.

Herald columnist Holly Carpenter went for a laid- back look as she soaked up the atmosphere at Three's MadebyMusic base at Longitude, alongside TV presenter Baz Ashmawy and blogger Jo Archbold, who opted for a pair of black shorts and a pair of white stiletto boots.


Katie O'Brien and Rachael McGuckian, from Dungarvan, were in a colourful mood, while twins Emily and Ciara Barry were among those enjoying themselves.

Travis Scott will headline tonight, and Solange will close out the festival tomorrow night.

It's been a busy week at Marlay Park, with Queen + Adam Lambert performing last Sunday, followed by Bruno Mars on Thursday.