With a fantastic line-up this year the annual Slane Castle one-day festival on Saturday May 30 in County Meath is an absolute must on the social music calendar.

And with something for everyone here’s your low down of what the acts this year are have been doing:

INBV-FooFightersSonicHighways1. Foo Fighters

The band’s 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 docuseries.

Foo Fighters won Best International Group at last months Brit Awards, in the same week that they celebrated their twentieth anniversary as a live band.

INBV-Kaiser_Chiefs_Education,_Education,_Education_&_War2. Kaiser Chiefs

The Kaisers returned with their fifth studio album Education, Education, Education and War last May, which went to Number 1 in the UK charts.

Headed up by The Voice judge Ricky Wilson to date the band have sold over 3 million albums in the UK and over a million singles including their hits I Predict A Riot and Ruby.

INBV-Hozier_Take_Me_to_Church3. Hozier

Hozier released his debut No 1 album last September and played a sold out Irish tour in December.

His current 20 date US tour including shows at The Beacon Theatre and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York are all sold out.

The singer 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.

INBV-Ash Kablammo4. Ash

One of Northern 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.

INBV-Strypes Snapshot5. The Strypes

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 fanbase has multiplied.

Tickets priced €79.50 are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and at www.ticketmaster.ie.

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