Festival organiser issues apology after overcrowding at Longitude queues

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The promoters of the Dublin event apologised to attendees.

"The opening hour of Friday's entry was not what I wanted", said Festival Republic's Melvin Benn yesterday.

A spokesperson for festival organiser MCD said that the increased security at the gig meant that it was taking longer for people to get into the venue and urged fans to allow plenty of additional time when travelling and entering the venue.

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"About 10 or 15 people in front of me fell forward and I leaned down to try to pick up one of the girls in front of me, and the crowd just completely pushed right forward, and I'd say about 10 people were on top of me", she said.

"We had encouraged people to arrive early and they heeded the encouragement to a greater level than anticipated, making that first hour hard". As you would anticipate, my teams have worked throughout the night to improve the entry for today and tomorrow so everyone can enjoy Longitude at its best.

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