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Emily parties the night away backstage with 
international DJ Guetta


Emily MacKeogh

Emily MacKeogh

Emily MacKeogh

IF you're going to a music festival what better way to enjoy it than on stage next to the performer?

Model Emily Mackeogh spent the weekend partying at the Tenants Vital Music Festival in Belfast and managed, along with her pals, to bag an invite to enjoy the closing show alongside the main act - international DJ David Guetta (pictured).

The 27-year-old, who hails from Donnybrook, told the Diary that it was a night to remember.

"It was absolutely unreal, such a brilliant day - only a few people get to go on stage and just at certain points, so being able to watch from up there was amazing," she said.

"I'm still a bit wrecked after it all, but it was worth it."


The co-owner of jewellery brand Crystals and Co said that award-winning David was as normal as can be backstage.

"A friend of mine looks after him so I'd met him before, he was so, so nice," she said.

"He's just very friendly and not in the slightest pretentious.

"I was actually going to do my ice bucket challenge when standing next to him, but it wasn't possible in the end, so he suggested I get a selfie with him.

"I wasn't going to say no to that."

Emily, who is signed to the books of Andrea Roche's modelling agency, was joined by her friend, Celebrity Apprentice star Emma Jane Quinlan, at the sold-out music event.

"We were partying with David and another guy, Steve from Swedish House Mafia, during the day and then afterward David was off to Vegas, so he was straight on to his private jet to fly to the US," Emily said.

Although the famous DJ will have moved on from Sin City after a few days, brunette Emily is due to fly there on a girls' trip for a final summer hurrah.

"My sister lives in Los Angeles so I'm going over to visit her for two weeks and we've decided to head up to Vegas for a few days of partying," she said.

"I'm really looking forward to it.

"I've been quite lucky with holidays this year, I got to see Georgia (Salpa) in Marbella, then went to Portugal and the South of France for a bit, so I can't complain."

Even though she knows a number of people living in la-la land, Emily insisted she has no plans of moving to the US.

"It's tempting and would be an easy transition, but it's not in my plan for the moment.

"Crystals and Co has been in business five years this November and that's my main passion - I want to focus on that."