Bulmers Forbidden Fruit signals the start of the summer festival season.  Forbidden Fruit have already announced some great acts for a very special Bank Holiday Monday line up – The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Thundercat, Warpaint, Spoon and Superorganism.

Now they’re ready to reveal some of the incredible acts coming to play across the weekend for the 8th year of Dublin city centre multi-stage music and arts festival in the beautiful grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art for June 2-4.

First up, get ready when the unbelievable Justice take to the stage. This French duo are master deconstructors of techno, pop, R&B, electro, funk, metal – and whatever else takes their fancy. Their first record in 2007 established them as one of France’s most vital musical exports – or ‘French electro juggernauts’ (Billboard). Their second LP, 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco gave fans a bombastic aural wallop with classic 70’s rock flourishes that owed as much to Queen and Yes as it did Frankie Knuckles or Prince. They released their 3rd record Woman this time last year- featuring slap bass workouts, glistening synths, gut shuddering electro and shiny slices of disco pop magic. It’s been over ten years since Justice have hit these shores. Don’t miss one of the best live specticles electronic music has to offer.

Bonobo and his band will be joining us, for his biggest Irish show to date. Bonobo’s rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Si Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time. As a DJ and with the Bonobo live band, he’s now played to millions of people across the world in shows and festivals, and each album has been bigger than the last with 2017’s Migration hitting the top ten in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium and getting untold press coverage everywhere. During this rise, he also achieved the rare feat for a British dance artist of breaking America – and not with the kind of high-octane shock-tactic rave beats and audiovisual spectaculars that characterised the EDM explosion, but with subtle, emotional, ambiguous and musicianly work that demands long and deep immersion. He creates ‘chilled-out but emotively beat-driven sounds that call on funk, hip-hop and plenty in-between. Organic and woozy, captivating and atmospheric, never does his music make more sense than in the live arena.’ (DJ MAG) We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

Southern Californian MC Vince Staples defies categorisation. His critically acclaimed debut LP Summertime ‘06 hit the best of the ‘best of’ lists in 2015. He followed up with the forward thinking Big Fish Theory, which was described as  “a post-apocalyptic pinball machine” (UPROXX) He was one of the highlights of Gorillaz album Humanz. ‘BagBak’ featured on the trailer for Marvel’s forthcoming Black Panther and it’s just been revealed that an unreleased song of his has popped up in the new teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Stereogum describe him as ‘one of rap’s ascendant young names.’

UK Indie quartet Glass Animals have 2 albums under their belts, with their second LP ‘How To Be A Human Being’ receiving a Mercury Prize nomination this year. 2017 has been a year that’s seen them become ‘one of the most talked-about bands on the planet’ (DIY MAG). In the last 18 months, the band have played some of the most iconic venues in the world, from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado and Radio City Music Hall, to shows in forests, on beaches and now, the stunning grounds of IMMA.

The Bicep duo are icons in the underground music scene. As DJs, promoters, producers,  label owners and now a live act, the Belfast-born duo have played a crucial role in the renaissance of house music. They have *just* been nominated for Best DJ Duo and for Best Track for “Glue” Check out their BBC Radio One Essential Mix, released on Saturday right here.

Glaswegian house music don, Denis Sulta has had a rapid (and deserved) rise to electro-stardom over the course of the last 2 years. Whilst he is mainly a house and techno DJ, his hip-hop background informs his sets. 2016 saw Sulta pick up a slew of accolades, including Best Breakthrough Producer and debuting at #26 on the Resident Advisor list. No mean feat!

Amsterdam-based house and techno rising star Hunee will be joining the lineup! He’s been described by Pitchfork as ‘an exceptionally talented DJ with uncommonly deep crates, open ears, and nimble fingers; he’s the rare DJ not only willing to venture from disco to house to techno and back again, all in a single set, but with the skills to do so convincingly.’

The inspiration for Ross From Friends comes from all corners of the musical milieu. From early experimental music to hip-hop sampling – even 80s Eurobeat and Hi-NRG helps to make up the comprehensive sound palette that Ross has the liberty of drawing from. They bring their live show to an Irish festival for the first time next June.

Weekend tickets are on sale now.


Two Day Weekend (Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd) ON SALE NOW

1st Release – €109.00

Three Day (Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Mon 4th)

1st Release – €162.50

Monday Day (4th)

1st Release – €64.50

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

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