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Forbidden Fruit 2019 confirms first line-up announcements

As the chilly dark evenings of December are upon us – we have some exciting news to turn your attention to next year’s sunny June bank holiday weekend.

We can announce the ninth instalment of Dublin’s city centre multi-stage music and arts festival, Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival marks the start of the summer festival season, and the gorgeous grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to this hotly anticipated three-day festival on Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd June 2019.

  • Saturday, June 1 / Skepta / Danny Brown
  • Sunday, June 2 / Mura Masa
  • Monday, June 3 / Elbow / First Aid Kit

Across The Weekend, you can expect to see Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maribou State (Live), Mall Grab, Daniel Avery, Polo & Pan (Live), Homeshake, Ross From Friends (Live), Saint Sister plus many more to be announced in the new year!

Over three decades the lifelong friends that are the members of ELBOW have created one of the most remarkable stories in British contemporary music. Formed in Bury in the 90’s, elbow’s history now encompasses seven studio albums, a long list of awards and a place in the roll call of great British bands.

Their most recent albums, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ (2014) and most recent ‘Little Fictions’ (2017) both debuted at Number One in the UK album charts and the band’s touring schedule has seen them play to ever increasing audiences across the world including first-time forays to the likes of Mexico, where their debut in the country was greeted by an audience of 80,000 at Corona Capital 2017.

The band’s two Glastonbury Pyramid Sunset Slots are regarded by critics as amongst the finest moments in the festival’s long history. We are thrilled to have this incredible band headlining the Monday of Forbidden Fruit 2019. Having always had such a fierce legion of Irish fans – this is sure to be a very special show, hopefully with some fan favourites in the mix with the likes of ‘Lippy Kids’, ‘One Day Like This’ and ‘Mirrorball’.

We’re super excited to announce that one of the hottest rising stars of the grime world, the hugely talented SKEPTA will be joining us next year. The Guardian voted his track “Shut Down“ Track of the Year 2015.

Skepta shook off the decadence that plagued grime’s lean years with this infectious triumph of self-rediscovery, in a year that saw the rapper love bombed by Kanye West and Drake. His record ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ with ASAP Rocky received certified gold status this year and he has just recently performed at the Sydney Opera House.

Since emerging as a producer and MC in 2004, Skepta has become one of the most significant British artists in music today. The Mercury Prize winner and BRIT Award nominee has built a diverse audience through both recordings and live performances, and his enduring influence is felt throughout contemporary culture.

Next up it’s the turn of 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. Last year he headlined the debut All Together Now and having collaborated with Christine & The Queens, Damon Albarn, ASAP Rocky, it’s been quite the year for Crossan so keep a watchful eye for more things to come!

Swedish sibling duo FIRST AID KIT will play on the on the Bank Holiday Monday of Forbidden Fruit. Klara and Johanna Söderberg’s recently released fourth album Ruins is a beautiful showcase for their sweet harmonies, but with a grittier and more mature classic folk-rock sound.

Following their breakthrough album Stay Gold (2014) and previous releases The Big Black And The Blue (2010) and The Lion’s Roar (2012). The difference is that this time they’ve lived. Here is First Aid Kit as you’ve never heard them before.

Following a stellar performance and seriously impressing Irish crowds at the inaugural All Together Now – this is a welcome return for the folk-pop sisters. In September of this year, they released a new EP titled ‘Tender Offerings’ so we can expect to hear some brand new live tracks.

Ticket prices

Three-Day Weekend (Sat, Sun & Mon)
Tier 1 – €159.00
Tier 2 – €169.00

Two-Day Weekend (Sat & Sun Only)
Tier 1 – €109.00
Tier 2 – €119.00 (Until Jan 1st)
Tier 3 – €129.00 (On sale Jan 1st)

Saturday Ticket (Sat Only)
Tier 1 – €59.50
Tier 2 – €64.50 (Until Jan 1st)
Tier 3 – €69.50 (On sale Jan 1st)

Sunday Ticket (Sun Only)
Tier 1 – €59.50
Tier 2 – €64.50 (Until Jan 1st)
Tier 3 – €69.50 (On sale Jan 1st)

Monday Ticket (Mon Only)
Tier 1 – €59.50
Tier 2 – €64.50 (Until Jan 1st)
Tier 3 – €67.50 (On sale Jan 1st)

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