Dublin gets spoiled by Forbidden Fruit Festival 2016

The City Centre Multi-Stage Music & Arts Festival
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June
The Royal Hospital
Dublin 8

The countdown is seriously hotting up to this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival, that will kick off on the June bank holiday weekend. With even more announcements to unveil in the coming weeks. Not forgetting our local talent, check out the host of Irish acts on the bill each day. Head into this bank holiday weekend feast your eyes on who’s been added to the line-up.

Hip hop giant Pusha T will be making his first Forbidden Fruit appearance on Friday. The former Clipse rapper who runs Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D. Music, is due to release a follow up album to King Push later this year and has since collaborated with Kanye West, Timbaland, A$AP Rocky and Hudson Mohawke.

Masters of electronica and one of the most influential dance acts of the 90’s, Leftfield join us on Friday night for a famed DJ Set. Sixteen years since the last Leftfield album, their brand new album Alternative Light Source sees them back at the centre of the electronic scene.

New Jersey’s Kerri Chandler is one of deep house music’s originators who’s been injecting soul into music since the early nineties. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, he has produced a prolific body of work, which has made him one of the house music’s most respected producers.

With a mutual love for Motown, hip-hop and early house music, Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets formed Detroit Swindle. We’re in for a serious show as they’ll be joining forces for a back to back set with Gerd Jansen, one of the most highly respected DJs in the world of house and techno.

Next up it’s the Detroit band of brothers Octave One, made up of siblings Lawrence and Lenny Burden and sometimes joined by fellow family members Lynell, Lorne, and Lance Burden. These guys are renowned for their impressive, immersive and fully live shows.

Come along and catch our very own, ever-popular Trinity Orchestra, Ireland’s only fully student run orchestra. They have been swiftly gaining recognition for their incredible covers of various artists like Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd, Sigur Ros and LCD Soundsystem.

Londoner Tom Misch is a producer and multi-instrumentalist, with major tastemakers like Annie Mac and Zane Lowe queuing up to proclaim him as one of the most exciting new emerging musical talents.

Keeping it homegrown, White Collar Boy are a two-piece electronic-garage group from Dublin. The pair share a love of new wave and electronic music, making it a natural progression for them to pair up in their creative endeavours.

We can’t wait to catch Dublin electronic duo CLU who are known for combining audio and visuals for their set inspired by science fiction films and computer soundtracks, this promises to be a memorable feast for the eyes and ears.

Sligo house duo Brame & Hamo set up home in Berlin to hone their signature blend of house, hip hop, jazz and everything in between – these guys are ones to watch.

Local acts by day
Friday – Al Gibbs | Jack Dunne
Saturday – Voxx | Eve DJ’s | 4WRD GRAD
Sunday – Jack Thompson | Dan Stritch | Cian Toner | Aaron Nolan | Hidden Agenda DJs | Bruce Willis DJs | Hidden Flux DJs

Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee available here and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00