The Irish summer music calendar has been dealt a blow with the news that Slane will not take place in 2016.

The news was revealed via the Castle's Twitter account, which said that Lord Henry Mountcharles had confirmed that there would be no concert at Ireland's most iconic outdoor gig venue in 2016.

It is understood that the construction of the Slane Whiskey Distillery & Visitors Centre - which is currently being built on the Slane estate at a cost of €44 million - would be disrupted if a concert were to take place. It is believed to be scheduled for completion in late 2016/early 2017.

In other words, those Coldplay at Slane rumours are over before they've even begun.

Last year, Foo Fighters headlined Slane, supported by Ash, The Strypes, Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier.