Foo Fighters for Slane next summer, says Dave Grohl

Rockers to play on May 30th next, frontman announces on 2fm radio show

US group Foo Fighters are to play at Slane Castle next summer.

Frontman Dave Grohl revealed today the rockers will play on May 30th.

"Slane Castle, May 30th, 2015," the former Nirvana drummer said in an surprise announcement during an interview on the Rick O'Shea Show on RTÉ 2fm. "I'm saying that in my radio voice. Does that sound official?"

Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles yesterday confirmed the Foo Fighters show. "Particularly after a difficult illness and no show at Slane this year, I wanted an act which reflected Slane's rock'n'roll roots."


Lord Mountcharles recently completed treatment for lung cancer that involved major surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

“The Foo Fighters supported the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 2003, and since then I have wanted them back headlining at Slane,” he said.

Their new album Sonic Highways has had “rave reviews”, he said, adding: “I am really looking forward to the show.”

Lord Mountcharles will be appearing on RTÉ’s The Saturday Night Show this weekend, which will be his first interview this year.

It is anticipated that on the show he may reveal more details on the bill for the May 30th concert - the first of two expected concerts at the Co Meath venue next summer.