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Laura Whitmore rocks out to the Foo Fighters at Slane


Laura Whitmore at Slane Castle

Laura Whitmore at Slane Castle

Laura Whitmore at Slane Castle

Music lover Laura Whitmore was one of many celebs rocking out to the Foo Fighters at Slane at the weekend.

The Bray native has spent a few days in Dublin to celebrate her 30th birthday Irish-style.

The blonde beauty was spotted out and about in the capital late last week and even enjoyed a sneaky Charlie's take-away after a night out on the town.

The MTV presenter brought her brothers to Slane where they watched Hozier from the pit but decided to escape from the rain for the main act.

Laura posted some stage pictures of the Foo Fighters and even got one of their plecs to add to her collection.

Other well-known faces spotted enjoying the gig were TV3's Elaine Crowley and Hector O hEochagain.

Wainwright to play at festival

If you're looking to get out of Dublin later this year, it has been announced that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will headline Friday night at the Sligo Live Festival.

He will join the Saturday night headliners The Waterboys and Sunday night's main act, the legendary Jools Holland and his 20 piece orchestra.

Wainwright will play Knocknarea Arena Sligo IT on October 23.

Tickets for the all-seated solo concert cost €43.50 and will go on sale on Thursday from Ticketmaster, www.sligolive.ie and Hawk's Well Theatre Box Office.

Three cheers for La Dolce Vita

Peroni unveiled the three Irish creatives chosen by the beer brand to explore their own interpretation of "Life in Italian Style".

Milliner, Laura Kinsella, mixologist Federico Riezzo and trendsetting design duo Designgoat travelled to Rome, Milan, Bologna and Turin to discover the passion, craftsmanship and attention to detail that define Italian culture.

Guests were invited to a gathering at Minima, an Italian interior design store on Hanover Quay, to get a flavour of their projects.

They included model turned presenter Vogue Williams, milliner Martha Lynn (inset with Carolina Lees), fashion designer Zoe Wong and Tropical Popical's Andrea Horan.