Five new acts have been announced for this year’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival, taking place in The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin between 3rd-5th June 2017.
Brand new to the line-up MURA MASA, the stage name of British producer Alex Crossan. He’s been picked up by BBC Radio 1 with tracks such as ‘Lotus Eater’ and his ‘Lovesick’ single reached number 1 on the UK & USA Spotify viral charts. Crossan has been making waves in a short period so keep a watchful eye for more things to come!
Rapidly emerging as the “next big thing” in house music, check out Glaswegian DENIS SULTA at this year’s Forbidden Fruit. Having garnered multiple releases, he has shown his dominating abilities within the electronic music industry noted by his opulent and punchy releases. Continued praise and support from fellow DJs and producers such as Jackmaster, Skream, Four Tet, and Optimo have aided Sultas popularity.
Dublin-raised Indiana born, UK based BONZAI will take to the stage on Saturday night. Her pop flavoured R&B combines elements of jazz, hip-hop and even Irish folk music and all delivered with a punky rave energy. Now signed to Columbia Records, Bonzai has rapidly gained fans across the board, with Pitchfork giving a glowing review to the track ‘Faze’ and BBC Radio 1 awarding it ‘Hottest Record’ along with adding it to the playlist. A must see!
Rising UK Hip Hop collective 67 are a group of South London rappers led by ASAP, Monkey, LD, Dimzy, Liquez and SJ. Their street anthem, ‘Take It There’ kicked off a media frenzy which was then closely followed by the release of ‘Let’s Lurk’, a track and video featuring rap master Giggs. This closely knit unit look like they’re about to shake things up in the industry. Watch this space!
They’ll also be joined this year by electronic duo ICARUS. Bristol based brothers Tom and Ian Griffiths produce electronic music with infectious vocal hooks that stem from their mutual love of the likes of Basement Jaxx, Chemical Brothers, Groove Armada. Playlisted on BBC Radio 1Xtra and lauded by the likes of Pete Tong and Annie Mac and with glowing reviews from Mixmag and DJ Magazine – their star is most certainly on the rise.
Submissions are now open for Irish artists, designers, and creatives for installation proposals for this year’s Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival on the ground of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Please visit their website for more deadlines.
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