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Festival organiser issues apology after overcrowding at Longitude queues

Festival organiser issues apology after overcrowding at Longitude queues

Reports on social media suggested that queues stretched well over an hour to get into the festival, with others reporting "overcrowding" in the queue.

Day two of Longitude 2017 kicks off this afternoon with 35,000 people preparing to descend on Dublin's Marlay Park.

In a statement posted on Twitter, managing director of Festival Republic Melvin Bell said: "The opening hour of yesterday's entry was not what I wanted". "We had encouraged people to arrive early and they headed (sic) the encouragement to a greater level than anticipated making that first hour hard and I owe those caught up ini it an apology".

"However, every single person caught up in the shock of the uncomfortable start was able to continue to the concert and enjoy the day despite that".

If you were attending Longitude Festival yesterday, chances are you probably had some queues to contend with.

It's already been announced that large bags and backpacks will not be allowed in to the festival, and only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm x 11.7in/29.7cm) will be permitted into the event.

Tonight's headline act The Weekend will be supported by 2016 Mercury Music Prize victor Skepta.