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Friday 9 December 2016

No gnomes at our Slane gig, warn Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters have banned garden gnomes and selfie sticks from their concert at Slane next week.

Lord Henry Mount Charles confirmed the ban at a garda briefing at his Co Meath estate yesterday.

"It's true," he told the Herald. "But I would like to state unequivocally that I have nothing against garden gnomes myself."

A spokesperson for music promoters MCD believes the bizarre request was made to ensure members of the backstage production team carefully read the Foo Fighters rider.

"I don't know if it was put on there to make sure we read it or because they're concerned people will throw them," said Eamonn Fox of MCD.

"Different bands have different criteria."

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MCD were unable to confirm or deny if any members of the Foo Fighters have had "a negative experience with garden gnomes in the past".

Chairs and umbrellas will also be confiscated by security for safety reasons.

The Foo Fighters have a long history of submitting outrageous rider demands.

They previously requested oversized kielbasa sausages backstage.

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