• Lorde, Bicep & More Set For Forbidden Fruit 2022

    Lorde and Bicep are among the acts set to play next year’s Forbidden Fruit festival. Taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin across the Bank Holiday weekend of June 4 & 5 2022, the festival’s return after three years will also feature sets by the likes of Hot Chip, Floating Points, The Avalanches, Princess Nokia, Kojaque, Gemma Dunleavy and more. Many more acts are to be announced. Check out the full first announcement below. Weekend tickets for Forbidden Fruit 2022 start from €129.50 and go on sale on Thursday, December 2 at 8AM.

  • Forbidden Fruit 2018: Sunday

    The atmosphere of Sunday was considerably busier – and a little bit rowdier – than the previous day with a lot of teenagers flocking for dance favourites like DJ Seinfeld, Bicep, DJ Deece, Dennis Sulta. The day started on a slightly messy note, with both Ross from Friends and Earl Sweatshirt announcing last-minute cancellations. Anyone who decided to wander over to the Undergrowth stage for Bicep’s 9.30 set would have been equally as disappointed – the tent was sweaty and overspilling from Dennis Sulta’s set, with no chance of entry or exit; heat emitting from the tent was like someone…

  • Forbidden Fruit 2018: Saturday

    Now celebrating its 8th birthday, Forbidden Fruit has become a staple in the Irish music festival scene, and with it and last week’s LIFE festival, the summer festival season has officially begun. A celebrator of Irish acts, with a focus on dance, R&B, and hip-hop, this year’s line-up was especially anticipated, with headliners such as Glass Animals, Justice, Bonobo, and EDM favourites like Bicep, Dennis Sulta, and DJ Seinfeld all making appearances over the weekend. It’s never easy to be one of the first acts of the day at a festival, and especially on the first day but this didn’t…

  • RHYE and Unknown Mortal Orchestra Added to Forbidden Fruit Festival

    It’s been announced that Los Angeles-based Canadian alternative R&B artist RHYE and New Zealand psych maestros Unknown Mortal Orchestra (pictured) will join the likes of The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, Thundercat and Spoon on the Monday line-up of this year’s Forbidden Fruit. The June Bank Holiday festival returns to Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Dublin across June 2-4. With more to be announced, the likes of Justice, Richie Hawtin, Four Tet, Bicep and Ben UFO will all perform across the weekend. Tickets are available to buy here.

  • Forbidden Fruit 2015

    Saturday Photos by Derek Kennedy Sunday Photos by Tara Thomas The pristine fields are suddenly swamps, the sauntering revellers now screeching for shelter; those carefully picked outfits exposed for the vanity items they are, makeup streaked, perfectly quaffed bed-head hair plastered to their owners faces. Yet an Irish festival goer not ready for a little rain is a fool indeed and though the crowds entering may seem a little put out, once in the party proper the atmosphere visibly lifts. In the Undergrowth Stage 4ward Grad is laying down some beats for the early peakers. The atmosphere is positively Hacienda…

  • Final acts announced for Forbidden Fruit 2014

    And So I Watch You From Afar, Girls Names (pictured) and Lisa O’Neill are amongst twenty-one final acts announced to play this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin. Also the likes of The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus and 2manyDJS at the annual Summer festival at Dublin’s Rotal Hospital Kilmainham include Erol Alkan, dOP, Detroit Swindle, Gavin James and more. Check out the full festival poster below. Forbidden Fruit 2014 takes place on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Go here to buy tickets and watch the video for ‘The New Life’ by Girls Names below.