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Fatboy Slim to play Forbidden Fruit

FORBIDDEN Fruit is set to return to the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham for its fifth year, with Fatboy Slim among the headliners.

The three-day extravaganza of music in the heart of the city will see 70 acts take to five stages over the June bank holiday weekend.

The Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop break out act Run the Jewels are also among the first names on the bill for the festival which will kick off on June 29.


Over the coming months more details will be released for music fans who are guaranteed a mix of entertainers, including well known dance and electronic acts.

The Inflatable Church Collective is set to make an appearance at this year's show.

Also appearing for the first time will be a new-band stage and a cocktail bar.

Considered by many as the grand-opening for the festival season, the weekend event takes place in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Acts such as LA's Earl Sweatshop and Joey Bada$$ are also lined up to entertain the Dublin crowds.

Early bird tickets go on sale today for €99.50, as time goes on the price is set to increase to €125.50 for a weekend ticket.

People are also able to pick up day tickets for the event which is one of the few to take place within the city walls throughout the year.

Last year bands such as The Flaming Lips and Bell X1 featured in the line-up leading to added pressure on festival organisers to again attract big names this time around.

Since beginning in 2010 as a two-day event, Forbidden Fruit has picked up a nod for the Best New Festival at the Irish Festival Awards.

The festival is the latest summer regular to announce it's line-up. Organisers were beaten to the announcement by Rathfarnham festival Longitude which is to take place in Marley Park from July 17 to 19.

Big names such as the Chemical Brothers and festival favourite Hozier are already on the bill.

Hozier was a huge hit with audiences last year and has since added a Grammy nomination to his growing list of credentials.

The Wicklow-born star is set to perform with legendary musician Annie Lennox at the LA ceremony next month.

His smash-hit Take Me to Church has been selected as a runner in the Song of the Year category.