Five things to know before attending Forbidden Fruit Festival
Your bitesize guide to all things Forbidden Fruit.
1. Travel in style
Festival organisers are offering free shuttle buses to and from town at Dame Street, beginning on Friday at 4pm, then 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively, Dublin bus routes 13, 68/a, 69, 79/a all service the area and it’s a 10 minute walk from the Heuston stop on the red luas line.
2. Get the party started
Kicking off at 5:00 on Friday evening with Bruce Willis DJs and DJ Deece and wrapping at 10:45 on Sunday night, 70 acts will appear across five stages at Forbidden Fruit. Festival sponsors Bulmers will be putting on a big show for the three days, but the Forbidden Spirit Cocktail Bar will host other options if cider isn’t your forte. Alternatively, the Comedy stage will be providing alternative forms of entertainment.
3. Satisfy your sweet tooth
From ice cream to Thai food; this year’s event has been given a major foodie boost. Think festival staples like Wok N’ Roll and Pieminister with sprinklings of gourmet pittas from The Grub Hub, artisanal popcorn from Cornude and homemade ice cream by Goldenhill Farm.
4. Dress for success (or at least the weather)
Met Eireann have warned that it’s set to be a rainy weekend this Bank Holiday which means you should pack away the Daisy Dukes, but keep the wellies. Try leather leggings (Penneys and River Island have the best selection) for warm, stylish and wipe clean practicality. No umbrellas will be permitted on the premises, so invest in a raincoat.
5. Dance Dance
Let’s not forget why you’re there – the music. Fatboy Slim, Nicolas Jaar and Mark Knight are the big draws on Friday night; Saturday will see Wu Tang Clan, Jamie XX and Groove Armada as the biggest crowd pleasers with Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer and Matador wrapping up proceedings on Sunday.