Forbidden Fruit kicks off the festival season this coming June bank holiday weekend with an impressive lineup featuring more than 50 acts.
We’ve fallen into the almost regularity of long weekends in the last few months and the June bank holiday seems to have left some of us a bit miffed at how to fill that sweet extra 50%. There’s still plenty of time to make this one count: Tickets are still available for Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival.
Saturday’s bill includes The Flaming Lips – who headlined the first ever Forbidden Fruit Festival, Bell X1, Flying Lotus, and And So I Watch You. On the Lighthouse stage, Girls Names, a four piece guitar set from Belfast, shouldn’t be missed.
Headlining Sunday are festival favourites 2 Many DJ’s – their only Irish date this summer. Warpaint and Little Dragon also take to the main stage. Wild Beasts and Public Enemy feature on the Undergrowth stage.
For sustenance, there’s a huge selection of healthy, tasty food stalls and bars and for a breather there’s the Bulmer’s chill out lounge with art installations and live music.
There’s one more thing. We’re predicting a warm and sunny forecast, we just feel it in our bones! A sunny Irish festival is that rarity where good weather and a pre-scheduled event collide in a total eclipse of our typical fortune. It simply shouldn’t be missed.
Getting there: Bulmers is sponsoring a complimentary double decker bus for festival goers, picking up at Harcourt Street between 1pm – 7pm on both festival days, returning each night to the city centre.
Saturday 31 May & bank holiday Sunday 1 June. IMMA, grounds of Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin. Day tickets €59.50, weekend tickets €110.00. Available from Ticketmaster or from the Forbidden Fruit website.
Bonus: Forbidden Fruit and The City
If you can’t commit to it this weekend then be sure to catch one of the 20 acts performing for free around Dublin as part of Forbidden Fruit and The City. The acts, including Elastic Sheep, Jethro Pickett, Kobina and the Crayon Set were all selected from last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes music festival will perform acoustic sets in venues around the city including Twisted Pepper, The Church and Fallon & Byrne, Café Rothar, Pitt Bros and Dice Bar.
All images courtesy Forbidden Fruit Festival