Forbidden Fruit announced some details of its night parties in Dublin city to take place once the Kilmainham festival is over in Dublin 8.

Announced so far?


Booka Shade @ Button Factory

Mall Grab & 67 @ The Grand Social

Snakehips & LUI @ Opium Rooms

Special Guest to be announced @ Tengu

Hot Chip (DJ Set) @ Wigwam

Ghost Culture & More @ Wah Wah Club

Mother Club


Maceo Plex & Gardens Of God @ Button Factory

District Magazine with Brame & Hamo + more to be announced @ The Grand Social

KiNK & Hybrasil @ Opium Rooms

Peggy Gou and more @ Tengu

Special Guest to be announced @ Wigwam

Denis Sulta and more @ Wah Wah Club

Special Guest to be announced @ Chelsea Drug Store

Special Guest to be announced @ Xico


DJ Deece @ Button Factory

Wastee @ The Grand Social

Orange Tree Edits @ Chelsea Drug Store


Entry for all these events require tickets bought at the festival only and you can only buy a ticket for the days you’re at the festival..

The Forbidden Fruit After Party Bus leaves Kilmainham at 11:00pm sharp and heads into the city.

Posted on May 17th, 2017


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6 new acts were added to Forbidden Fruit Festival today for the festival on from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th Juneat The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin.

Booka Shade, Tycho, Jax Jones, Hot Chip (DJ Set), Fatima Yamaha and Snakehips

Headliners include Aphex Twin, Bon Iver and Orbital.

Previous lineup announcements.

More announcements next week along with the day-by-day breakdown. Tickets on Ticketmaster are.


3 Day Tickets (Sat / Sun / Mon)
General Sale – €145.50 (On Sale)

2 Day Weekend Tickets (Sat / Sun)
Tier 2 – €109.50 (ON SALE)

Saturday Day Tickets
Tier 2 – €59.50 (ON SALE)
Tier 3 – €64.50

Sunday Day Tickets
Tier 2 – €59.50 (ON SALE)
Tier 3 – €64.50

Monday Day Tickets
General Sale – €59.50 (ON SALE)

Posted on March 10th, 2017


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It’s Forbidden Fruit weekend so to keep things going after the stage times were announced earlier, here’s a two hour Spotify playlist to get you in the mood.

Listen on Spotify


  1. Jamie xx – I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times
  2. Run The Jewels – Close Your Eyes (and count to fuck)
  3. Kelela – Guns & Synths
  4. Tensnake – Love Sublime (feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora)
  5. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn remix)
  6. Joey Bada$$ – Teach Me (feat. Kiesza)
  7. Fatboy Slim – Gangsta Trippin’
  8. Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow
  9. Onra – Love Tip (feat. MC Melodee)
  10. Fatima – Family
  11. Tei Shi – Bassically
  12. Sleep Thieves – You Want The Night
  13. East India Youth – Turn Away
  14. Nicolas Jaar – No One Is Looking At U
  15. Floating Points – Nuits Sonore
  16. Damian Lazarus – Sacred Dance of the Demon
  17. Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love (feat. MNEK)
  18. Waze & Odyssey – Bump & Grind 2014
  19. Hot Since 82 – Restless
  20. Ejeca – Jalek
  21. Baths – Ocean Death
  22. Booka Shade – Line Of Fire (feat. Karin Park)
  23. Booka Brass Band – BBB
  24. Mr Scruff – Get a Move On!
  25. Lorenzo Senni – Elegant and Never Tiring
  26. Maya Jane Coles – Comfort
  27. Blooms – Skin
  28. Earl Sweatshirt – Grief

Nialler9 x Forbidden Fruit Spotify Playlist

Posted on May 26th, 2015


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Forbidden Fruit have announced their lineup for the festival to take place in Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin city from Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st.

The lineup leans heavily on electronic and hip-hop with:

Wu Tang Clan, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Booka Shade, Joey Bada$$, Ejeca, Earl Sweatshirt, Cyril Hahn, Mr Scruff, Dusky and Bakermat.


Early bird tickets are €99.50+ are on sale Thursday at 9am from Ticketmaster.

Posted on January 28th, 2015


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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon

Ticket giveaways this week:

  • Tuesday: Jenn Grant, Mama Kinn @ Whelan’s
  • Friday: The Beatyard: Young Hearts Run Free: Normski, Jazzy Jeff @ Twisted Pepper
  • Saturday:  @ The Academy
  • Saturday: Not Saying Boo: Rinse FM with Bicep[email protected] Pepper (10:30pm)
  • Sunday: Major Problems presents: Torn Hawk (Live) / TR-One / Boya + Daire Carolan[email protected] Warehouse (10:30pm)

How to enter to win – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 3pm latest for weekend gigs.

Tuesday April 29th

Wednesday April 30th

  • The Amazing Snakeheads @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€15)
    [Rock] Snarling Glasgow Begbie psychedelic rock.
  • Joan As Policewoman @ Button Factory (€20)
    [Pop/rock] Joan Wasser has returned with a more soulful set.
  • Yuck @ The Workman’s Club (€16,.50)
    [Rock] London based, shoegaze noise rockers

Thursday May 1st

  • Banter: A conversation about Frank @ Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free but limited)
    [Talk] Lenny Abrahamson, Domhnall Gleeson and Stephen Rennicks talk about the film.
  • Jack presents MK, Annabel Englund, Tough Love[email protected] Theatre (€33.50)
    [House] Mark Kinchen upgrades to the big room of the Olympia.
  • THE CLUBHOUSE: ZZZ’s@ The Grand Social (€5, 11pm)
    [New club] Japanesefemale 3-piece band play live. Plus Bitch Falcon.
  • The Beatyard: Junior Spesh/Subject presents DJ E-Z  @ Twisted Pepper (€12, 10pm)
    [DJ] See his Boiler Room set.

Friday May 2nd

  • The Beatyard: Mo Kolours, All City DJs @ The Bernard Shaw (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] Free show from the Mauritian UK rapper/beatmaker. Has a song about his dog. 
  • May Day Fest @ Twisted Pepper (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] We’re Not Leaving present talks/workshops on topics impacting the youth crisis in Ireland, followed by live music/DJs: Fox E And The Good Hands, Gi, Costello and more. (Details)
  • Lake Street Dive @ Whelan’s (€17)
    [Jazz/soul pop] Boston band on the rise.
  • Barretstown Inspirations @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin (€36.50)
    [Charity]  Jack L, The Riptide Movement, The Stunning, The 4 Of Us, Paddy Casey, Republic Of Loose, The Hot Sprockets and the Barretstown Allstars.
  • Good Vibrations Screening with Terri Hooley & Guests @ The Sugar Club (€12)
    [Folk/pop]  Screening of the  film about Terri Hooley’s musical escapades in Belfast. Plus Q&A.
  • The Beatyard: Young Hearts Run Free: Normski @ Twisted Pepper (€13,  WIN TICKETS)
    [Rap] British rapper, DJ, and businessman, known for his work as a BBC television presenter. Q+A and afterparty. Free to DJ Jazzy Jeff for first 30 people.
  • The Beatyard: DJ Jazzy Jeff [email protected] Pepper (€20, 10pm)
    [DJ] Will Smith’s former partner in crime. 
  • Black Dot – “TIME” Single Release Party @ The Pygmalion (Free before 12, 10pm)
    [Dance]  Black Dot will guest at White Collar Boy’s residency in Pygmalion to launch his first release.
  • Unfinished Business @ Mabos, Hanover Quay, Dublin (€11-€15, BYOB)
    [Electronic] Electronic hypnotics from Adultrock, folk multi-instrumentalist Sive and a debut show from dream-poppers Lyttet.

Saturday May 3rd

  • The Big Blue Festival: Feather (Live) + DJ sets from Richie Kaboogie and T-woc, Manma Saor @ The Bernard Shaw (4pm, Free)
    [All-dayer] A day long event of pizza, experimental food, talks, workshops, live music, DJs,  Free pizza and craft beer tasting during the day.
  • May Day Fest @ Twisted Pepper (Free, 8pm)
    [Hip-hop] We’re Not Leaving present talks/workshops on topics impacting the youth crisis in Ireland, followed by live music/DJs: Fox E And The Good Hands, Gi, Costello and more. (Details)
  • Cancelled due to illness:  @ The Academy (WIN TICKETS)
    [Pop] Awesome Danish singer returns. 
  • The Robots @ The Village (€10)
    [Tribute] Kraftwerk tribute band.
  • Squarehead, The Notas, Otherkin, Fuck Puppies @ House Party, Clontarf Road (Free)
    [Alternative] Third SOMA gig.
  • State’s Faces of May @ The Mercantile (Free)
    [New live bands] HARE SQUEAD, The Ground Will Shake and Sights Distorted play.
  • Big Daddy Kane @ The Sugar Club (€17.50)
    [Rap] Old skool.  ‘Ain’t No Halfsteppin’
  • Burnin’ Up @ The Grand Social (Free, 11pm)
    [Disco] Return of Kelly-Anne Byrne’s disco night.
  • Not Saying Boo: Rinse FM with Bicep[email protected] Pepper (10:30pm, WIN TICKETS, €15)
    [Electronic] Belfast house jack masters.
  • Hidden Agenda: Dmitri From Paris[email protected] Factory (€15)
    [Dance] First appearance from the House man in 9 years. Plus Get Down Edits.
  • Abstract & Pygmalion Present H.O.S.H[email protected] Pyg (€10-€15, 10pm)
    [Disco/house] Solid Diynamic DJ – Sample a track here.

Bank Holiday Sunday May 4th

Monday May 5th

Posted on April 28th, 2014


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Skip to day: Tues | Wed | Thurs | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon

Ticket freebies this week:

How to enter – Email [email protected] with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig.

Tuesday April 22nd

Wednesday April 23rd

Thursday April 24th

Friday April 25th

  • Live From A Window: Interskalactic[email protected]’s (Free, 8:30pm)
    [Ska covers] 10 Piece Old-Skool Jamaican Ska Band.
  • Darklight Festival: Good Fridays: Buffalo Woman (Neil Watkins and Tim Donovan) and Tara McCormack @ Block T ( €10, BYOB)
    [Dance]  Part of  Block T’s Good Friday series.
  • Seven Quarters Launch Night @ Whelan’s (€10, WIN TICKETS)
    [Indie/club] with Katie Kim and Jennifer Evans and limited 7″ vinyl.
  • Everlast @ The Village (€16)
    [Acoustic] Ex House of Pain dude.
  • Wallis Bird @ The Academy (€13)
    [Folk/pop] Dublin headline show since launch of album Architect. In-store at Tower at 3pm.
  • The Beatyard: Spesh live presents Jonwayne @ Twisted Pepper (€13)
    [Rap] Stones Throw MC. Support from Well Known & Bentley Riddims
  • Membership present: A Secret Party #2[email protected] Bar,  Yamamori Sushi (€10/€12, 10pm)
    [DJs] Special Guest (Dolly) [ 3 Hour set ] Ois Buttler-Doyle (Mbrship)

Saturday April 26th

  • The Beatyard: The Animators Day Out @ The Bernard Shaw (2pm, Free)
    [Rap] Irish rap group.
  • Come On Live Long, Toast Cat Trio @ Whelan’s (€10)
    [Alternative]  First headline show of 2014 as a fundraiser for upcoming Canadian mini tour.
  • Sinead White @ Whelan’s Upstairs (€5)
    [Singer-songwriter] Charming performer with a knack for audience participation involving kazoos.
  • Flaming June Records presents Patrick Kelleher + Haüer @ The MART, Rathmines (€7, BYOB)
    [Alternative] Gallery fundraiser
  • Let’s Set Sail @ St. Werburgh’s Church (€10)
    [Alternative] A copy of the EP and free entry into Whelan’s after the gig.
  • Staring At Lakes @ Bello Bar, Portobello (€5)
    [Alternative] Staring at Lakes are a six piece alternative band based in Dublin.
  • Margie Lewis, Maria Somerville[email protected] Joinery (€8/€10/BYOB)
    [Alternative] Lewis is a classically trained violinist and jazz vocalist who uses loop pedals / Somerville is Connemara native singer.
  • Booka Shade @ Vicar Street (€27.50 up)
    [Dance] Large scale stage show by the long-standing German duo.
  • Punch Face Champions, Between Screams[email protected] Grand Social (€6.50)
    [Alternative/rock] Double A Side launch & Exhibition by Kevin Goss-Ross.
  •  Neon Disco Club @  Pacino’s (€10, Midnight)
    [DJs] TXFM’s  Kelly-Anne Byrne, Claire Beck and The Phantom Vandal DJ.
  • Subject/POGO: Perc @  Twisted Pepper (€12, 10:30pm)
    [Electronic] Album launch. Plus Niall Cleary.
  • Hidden Agenda: Flight Facilities @ Button Factory (Sold out)
    [Dance] Still tickets left for Up Up Buffet.
  • Darklight Festival Party 2014 @ The Generator (€15, 10pm)
    [Party] AV/DJ sets from disco doyens Forza Italo and post-punk pros Gib & Peter (Elastic Witch/Skinny Wolves).

Sunday April 27th

Monday April 28th

  • Watch Game Of Thrones and Mad Men?


Posted on April 22nd, 2014


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Ticket giveaway time:

Booka Shade have been around for 25 years now and their music has always had a captive audience. They return to Vicar Street next Saturday April 26th with a brand new stage show that is supposed to be pretty insane looking.

Finally, French DJ/producer Brodinski is hitting The Academy on Saturday May 10th with his bromance buddies Louisahhh!!! and Club Cheval.

How to enter to win tickets

Win tickets to one of these shows by mailing [email protected] with your name and then preference of the three in the subject. Include a phone number in case we need to contact you at short notice.

An don’t forget to check the gig guide every week for more giveaways.

Posted on April 17th, 2014

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