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This Saturday May 30th will see the legendary Foo Fighters return to Ireland for their debut headlining slot at one of Ireland’s most iconic venues! Slane Castle will be host to a full day of Rock with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Ash & The Strypes. Find out more!


Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album Sonic Highways was released to critical acclaim last November. The record blazed in to the Irish Top 5 and has since achieved Gold status. Sonic Highways was recorded in eight different musical capital cities of America, with the process and related experiences documented in an eight-part docu-series. Foo Fighters won ‘Best International Group’ at this year’s Brit Awards, in the same week that they celebrated their twentieth anniversary as a live band.

Kaiser Chiefs returned with their fifth studio album ‘Education, Education, Education and War’ last May, which went to Number 1 in the UK charts. Kaiser Chiefs will also join Foo Fighters as special guests in South Africa in December and South America in January. Kaiser Chiefs have sold over 3 million albums in the UK and over a million singles including their hits ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘Ruby’.

Hozier released his debut No 1 album last September and played a sold out Irish tour in December. His recent 20 date US tour including shows at The Beacon Theatre and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York all sold out. Hozier was nominated for a Grammy Award for his worldwide smash ‘Take Me To Church’, for International Solo Artist at The Brit Awards and won Best Album at The European Border Breakers Awards 2015. Hozier performed live at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014 and at The Grammy Awards 2015.

One of Ireland’s best loved live bands, Ash returned earlier this year with new track Cocoon, It is the first single taken from their soon to be released seventh studio album Kablammo! With a back catalogue featuring hits such as Oh Yeah, Girl From Mars, Candy and Burn Baby Burn the Downpatrick trio are sure to get the Slane crowd going.


Cavan rock band The Strypes released their hugely regarded debut album ‘Snapshot’ in 2013 where it reached #2 in Ireland and #4 in the UK charts. Since then, the band have supported Arctic Monkeys on a UK and European tour and have headlined Irish, European and US tours as their fan-base has multiplied. An incendiary live act.



Tickets priced €79.50 inclusive of booking fee are on sale now

In person: from 100 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

24hr hotlines: Tel: ( ROI ) 0818 719 300 ( NI ) 0844 277 4455

Buy online:

Tickets are limited to 8 per person. Under 16s must be accompanied by parent / guardian aged 25 or over. Subject to license.


Rock it out in the Official VIP Castle Compound

Cost Per Person
€220 per ticket inclusive of vat @ 13.5%

Limited ticket availability through


Thin Lizzy headlined the inaugural concert in the summer of 1981 and since then Slane has hosted some of the most memorable and largest outdoor concerts in Ireland. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, U2, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Kings Of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and REM are just some of the world renowned acts that have played at the venue.

16th August 1981 THIN LIZZY

U2 / Hazel O’Connor / Rose Tattoo / Sweet Savage / The Bureau / Megahype

24th July 1982 ROLLING STONES

J.Geils Band / The Chieftans / George Thorogood and the Destroyers

8th July 1984 BOB DYLAN

UB40 / Santanta / In Tua Nua


5th July 1986 QUEEN

Chris Rea / Bangles / Fountain Head

11th July 1987 DAVID BOWIE

Big Country / Aslan/ The Grove

16th May 1992 GUNS N’ ROSES

Faith No More / My Little Funhouse

10th July 1993 NEIL YOUNG

Pearl Jam / Van Morrison / Saw Doctors / James/ 4 Non Blondes/ The Blue Angels

22nd July 1995 REM

Oasis / Spearhead / Sharon Shannon / Belly / Luka Bloom

29th August 1998 THE VERVE

Manic Street Preachers /Robbie Williams / Finlay Quaye / The Sea Horses / James / Junkster

28th August 1999 ROBBIE WILLIAMS

Stereophonics / Placebo / Happy Mondays / Gomez / David Gray / Simon Carmody

26th August 2000 BRYAN ADAMS

Moby / Macy Gray / Melanie C / Muse / Eagle Eye Cherry / Dara / Screaming Orphans

25th August 2001 U2

Red Hot Chili Peppers / Coldplay / Kelis / JJ72 / Relish

1st September 2001 U2

Moby / Ash / Nelly Furtado / The Walls / Dara

21st August 2002 STEREOPHONICS

The Charlatans / Nickelback / Counting Crows / Ocean ColourScene / Doves / The Revs

23rd August 2003 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Foo Fighters / Queens of Stone Age / PJ Harvey/Feeder.

29th August 2005 MADONNA

18th August 2007 ROLLING STONES

The Charlatans / The Hold Steady / Tinariwen / Frankie Gavin

20th June 2009 OASIS

The Prodigy / Kasabian / Glasvegas / The Blizzards

28th May 2011 KINGS OF LEON

Elbow / Thin Lizzy / White Lies / Mona / The Whigs

15th June 2013 BON JOVI

The Corona’s / Bressie / Ham Sandwich

17TH August 2013 EMINEM

Plan B / Earlwolf / Yelawolf / Slaughterhouse / Chance The Rapper

30 May 2015 FOO FIGHTERS

Kaiser Chiefs / Hozier / Ash / The Strypes

Here’s a map for Saturday so you know where to be and what’s happening!