Hozier at Finsbury Park review: Even the weather was a fan as grey skies cleared for capital show

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Stormy clouds cleared just as Hozier kicked off his biggest show yet in the capital at London’s Finsbury Park.

Around 50,000 fans flocked to the north London greenspace on Sunday (July 7) to see the Irish singer perform as he helmed a day of music there as part of his 2024 Unreal Unearth tour.

Having previously performed at some of the capital’s most iconic venues, including the Alexandra Palace and the Wembley OVO Arena over the years, Hozier certainly levelled up for his sell-out show at Finsbury Park.

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And he wouldn’t let London fans forget how grateful he was that they were there to see him throughout his set. As well as making sure to thank the audience after each song, in one heartfelt moment he expressed how appreciative he was for all that bought tickets for the show.

Fans of course reciprocated in their appreciation for the singer as they loudly serenaded him back the lyrics of hits Take Me To Church and Too Sweet, with the former even getting an extended applause which lasted almost two minutes.

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The weather also seemed to be a fan, as it was as if the heavens had opened up, and the grey clouds that had lined the skies over Finsbury Park parted just as Hozier arrived on stage. Although the singer joked it was all thanks to fans: “London I have to commend you for your skill of turning off the rain.”

Even though the grey skies were expected to return midway through, they didn't and, instead, by the end, mimicked the pink airspace featured in the imagery of the singer’s latest album and the event’s on-stage visuals.

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Across his set, Hozier dipped into his decade-in-the-making discography, which had London fans singing along from start to finish. 

Kicking off with Eat Your Young from his latest album, he took fans back to his debut as he followed up with Jackie and Wilson.

Francesca, Would That I, Almost (Sweet) and Movement were some of the other songs that featured with Hozier giving a special mention following Too Sweet which was his first UK number 1 hit.

Closing with the beloved classic Work Song, Hozier admitted his London show is one he’ll never forget, and I’m sure it’s a concert that will stay with many London fans, too.

Hozier Finsbury Park setlist

  • Eat Your Young
  • Jackie and Wilson
  • From Eden
  • To Be Alone
  • Dinner & Diatribes
  • Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene
  • Francesca
  • Like Real People Do
  • I, Carrion (Icarian)
  • De Selby (Part 2)
  • Would That I
  • Feelin' Alright (Joe Cocker cover) (with Brittany Howard)
  • Too Sweet
  • Almost (Sweet Music)
  • Movement
  • Take Me to Church

Encore:

  • Cherry Wine
  • Unknown/Nth
  • Nina Cried Power
  • Work Song

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