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Hozier and Ellie Goulding surprise Irish fans with special Guinness Amplify gig

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Hozier and Ellie Goulding held a surprise gig last night as apart of Guinness Amplify.

The singers shocked locals when they took to the stage at The Spirit Store in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Take Me To Church singer Hozier serenaded the crowd with his popular hits including Sedated and Work Song.


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Hozier is still touring Europe with his debut EP, and told fans he was so happy to be home.

“I just came in from Germany, and we’re off again. It’s just so nice to be home and to play at home,” he said.

The Wicklow native stole the show with his soulful performance.

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Crowds: locals rushed to the venue for a glimpse of the stars

Over 200 fans made it into the venue for the top secret gig, with Ellie Goulding as the second special act.

The Burn singer gave an energetic performance of hits like Starry Eyed and Beating Heart.

The special gig was apart of the new project from Guinness, Guinness Amplify.

Instead of celebrating Arthur’s Day, the drinks brand decided to look for new talent this year and give singers the chance to perform on the same stage as their idols.


Last night Dubliner Garr Cleary won the coveted spot at The Spirit Store, playing his own songs before Hozier took to the stage.

Guinness Amplify will continue into October. With the Ulster weekend taking place September 12-21.

The Connacht weekend will take place on September 25-28, Munster will be October 2 – 5 and finally there will be Dublin gigs October 9-12.