Forbidden Fruit Festival – June 4th & 5th

All early bird tickets have now sold out for Forbidden Fruit, the two day ‘urban festival’ to be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilkmainham over the June bank holiday weekend.

The first multi staged music festival to take place in Dublin city centre, Forbidden Fruit sees Bulmers partnering with festival organisers POD. It’s inaugural outing will be on a site that is constructed in the shape of an apple, immortalising the key ingredient behind Bulmers. A collaborative fusion of music, art and fashion, Forbidden Fruit will offer four distinct entertainment areas, the main aligned to the core Bulmers Original and three tented areas dedicated to Pear, Berry and Light. The “Original Stage” will be nestled in a natural amphitheatre on the site, providing a diverse bill of live music acts appealing to music fans with The Core Bar at the centre of the site. The Bulmers Berry “Undergrowth Tent”; the Bulmers Light “Lighthouse Tent” and the Bulmers Pear “Pear-Shaped Tent” will be placed around the apple shaped site, each with a different offering to the festival goers.

The music line-up over the two days includes psychedelic legends The Flaming Lips who make a welcome return to our shores for their first Irish show since their mind blowing performance at Electric Picnic 2009. Famed for their elaborate live shows, the intrepid Oklahoma-based artists are set to lay on a typically spectacular stage experience, featuring stunning projections and light configurations, along with Flaming Lips’ signature costumes and outsized stage props.

If there’s any producer in electronic music that you must listen to at least once in your life, it is Aphex Twin. An electronic musician described as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music”, his music is always changing, always inventive, and liberally laced with his own brand of eccentric humor. Under a variety of stage names he has transcended through the various permutations of pop-oriented electronic music, fused together elements of each, and given us an insight into inner worlds vast and beautiful.

Precisely why Battles are one of the hottest US alternative imports is this; they are technically awe inspiring. Battles concoct a mix of strident post-rock, jazz and electronics, stunning crowds with mind boggling poly-rhythmic sequences hurtled at you with sheer sonic velocity. As vanguards they stand on their own in the realm of contemporary music. Also performing are unique UK quartet Wild Beasts, celebrated for their unusual blend of indie rock, folk, and operatic falsetto vocals. As quoted by the Irish Times; “the most original, strange band to have straddled the mainstream in years”.

Caribou made his name as Manitoba throughout the 2000’s. In 2007, he released Andorra which continued his glowing reputation and yet despite high critical acclaim and awards, he remained on the cusp. In 2010, he released “Swim” along with one of the singles of the year “Odessa” which made Caribou one of the most talked about acts of last year. His incredible live show has made him one of the must-see live electronic acts around.

Other bands performing over the two days include Erol Alkan, Jamie XX, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Aeroplane, Colourmusic and Irish band’s Jape, Kormac’s Band, Ham Sandwich & Solar more to be announced.


The Flaming Lips
Wild Beasts
Erol Alkan
Ham Sandwich
& more to be announced

Aphex Twin
Jamie XX
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Kormac’s Band
Solar Bears
& more to be announced

Bulmers and POD presents
Forbidden Fruit
A New Dublin Music Festival
On the Meadows of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Saturday June 4th & Sunday June 5th Bank Holiday weekend
Gates 2pm-10.45pm daily
Day Tickets: €49:50 / Weekend Tickets: €90. Ticket prices include booking fees, available from usual outlets nationwide.

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