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Forbidden Fruit 2015


Probably the finest hip-hop and electronic-oriented festival bill we’ll see on the island this year, Forbidden Fruit returns to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the weekend from Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31.

Some of the highlights announced thus far are:

Friday – The hugely successful Fatboy Slim, the immensely talented The Wire & Luther actor Idris Elba, who’s been carving out a credible name for himself as an electronic & hip-hop artist between and during jobs, incredibly talented American-Chilean musician Nicolas Jaar & Disciples

Saturday – seminal NYC hip-hop group Wu-Tang ClanJamie XXEarl Sweatshirt, a three-hour set from Mr ScruffMount Kimbiea DJ set from Groove Armada, Joey Bada$$TensnakeEjecaDamian Lazarus and the Booka Brass Band.

Sunday – English/Canadian Detroit techno DJ and artist Richie HawtinMaya Jane Coles, incredible New York rap duo Run The JewelsAdam BeyerBooka ShadeDuskyWaze & Odyssey and Matador.

Day tickets are priced at €49.50 for the Friday and €59.50 for Saturday & Sunday, or €119 for a weekend ticket, and they’re available from Ticketmaster.


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