Monday, 28 May 2018

Forbidden Fruit 2018 - Everything You Need to Know

Forbidden Fruit Line Up 2018

Saturday Playlist

Info: Forbidden Fruit Festival 2018 kicks off this coming June Bank Holiday on Saturday the 2nd at The Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Here REMY gives you the full low down on the acts to catch, with an individual playlist for each of the 3 days, with ticket info and full line-up listed at the bottom of this post. Bookmark this page to keep all the info you need in one handy place for the duration of the weekend.

In addition to the wide array of acts playing at the festival, the Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Nights continues once again this year on the Saturday and Sunday at venues across the city centre. Highlights include Bingo Loco in The Button Factory on the Saturday, and Idris Elba / Icarus & Al Gibbs in Opium. On the Sunday night Bonobo with George Fitzgerald and Willaris K is a must see, again at The Button Factory, and who could resist Four Tet , Floating Points and Ben UFO in Wigwam? Note these are ticket only events and the appropriate wristband / ticket will need to be produced on the door of each venue to gain entry.

Bonobo - Forbidden Fruit
Bonobo - Photo: Neil Krug

The Original Stage is unsurprisingly star-studded across the three days providing the main attraction for punters, highlights on the Saturday include legendary Beastie Boy Mike D performing a DJ set, the electro-funk grooves of Justice, Glass Animals, and our very own Loah. Sunday will kick off with the epic sounds of Irish troubadours Booka Brass at 3:30pm, plus a treble whammy of Vince Staples, the iconic Four Tet and Bonobo. Monday is completely explosive and the main stage will have an unreal line-up to sign-off in style starting with David Kitt, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Spoon, Grizzly Bear and The War on Drugs, wowza.

Sunday Playlist

On the Undergrowth Stage on the Saturday crowds will naturally be drawn to see headliner Richie Hawtin and also I'd highly recommend being there from the beginning to see Irish acts Tanjier and Mango X Mathman from 2:30pm. Sunday highlights include Floating Points, Denis Sulta and Willaris K, whilst the Monday will be heaving, so be sure to get in early, this is where Thundercat, and Warpaint will be performing on the final day and the stage will open with the very popular Superorganism and Rhye

Warpaint - Forbidden Fruit
Warpaint - Photo: Dean Avisar

I would highly recommend spending as much time as you can catching the Irish acts at the Bulmer's Live 100% Irish Stage over the course of the weekend, many of the standout performances of last year's festival happened here. I think of Rusangano Family, Bad Bones, LE BOOM, SOULÉ, all of whom blew the crowd away. I've seen over half of the Irish acts performing at this year's festival live previously, some on a couple of occasions and guarantee good times and memories in advance. On the Saturday get there early for SYLK and King Bones, and later on Erica Cody and AE Mak are not to be missed. On Sunday key highlights include Katie Laffan, Fehdah and Booka Brass. Monday is a busy finale on the Irish stage and I'd have to be dragged away from it, Molly Sterling kicks off at 3:15pm and is followed by Ailbhe Reddy, Lilla Vargen, Fontaines DC and the inimitable David Keenan - all absolute quality acts in their own right, with Nialler9 drawing the curtain down on a superb line-up.

Monday Playlist

Molly Sterling - Forbidden Fruit
Molly Sterling - Photo: Adam Synnott


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FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2018 Saturday - Stage Times

FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2018 Sunday - Stage Times

FORBIDDEN FRUIT 2018 Monday - Stage Times

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