10 must see acts at Forbidden Fruit 2015


Louise Cunnane

Forbidden Fruit 2015 descends on Royal Hospital Grounds in Kilmainham this weekend (Friday, May 29th to Sunday, May 31st). With over 70 acts set to play the festival, here is TLMT’s 10 must see acts. 

Tei Shi – Friday: Someplace Else Stage, 8pm
Argentinian artist Tei Shi will be the perfect support to Fatboy Slim’s headliner this Friday with her eclectic alternative-pop and electronic sound.

Blooms – Saturday: Live Live Stage, 6pm
One of the most promising acts on the line-up, Blooms is a musician on verge of something very special and her upcoming Forbidden Fruit appearance could be the beginning of just that.

Jamie XX – Saturday: Lighthouse Stage, 9.15pm
Member of the XX and solo artist in his own right, Jamie XX comes to Forbidden Fruit 2015 only days ahead of his debut album release on June 1st.

Rocstrong – Saturday: Live Live Stage, 4.30pm
Electric funk songwriter Rocstrong impressed with new single ‘Hold Yah’ recently, his set at this year’s Forbidden Fruit is gearing up to be a highlight.

Booka Brass Band – Saturday: Original Stage, 3.15pm
Festival stand-outs and all-round scene stealers Booka Brass Band play Forbidden Fruit on Saturday night, the group are always the jump in tempo needed for a perfect festival experience.

Rusangano Family – Saturday: Live Live Stage, 3pm
One of our most exciting new groups Rusangano Family will take their raucous hip-hop and electronic fueled sound to this year’s festival. Simply a must-see in any context.

Sleep Thieves – Sunday: Live Live Stage, 4pm
Sleep Thieves’ recent L.P. You Want The Night was TLMT’s album of the year in 2014. With a live show that more than matches the dark synth-pop depths of their studio work, the trio will feel right at home at Forbidden Fruit.

Heroes In Hiding – Sunday: Live Live Stage, 2.30pm
Atmospheric indie-folk band Heroes In Hiding play Forbidden Fruit 2015. The four-piece have been gaining considerable attention of late.

East India Youth – Sunday: Live Live Stage, 8.30pm
Electronic artist East India Youth comes to Forbidden Fruit this Sunday, he is currently touring his sophomore album Culture of Volume which features the beautiful ‘Carousel’.

Run The Jewels – Sunday: Undergrowth Stage, 9.45pm
Innovative hip-hop duo Run The Jewels are quite simply the most distinctly creative acts making music at this moment, and the prospect of them playing to a packed crowd at the Royal Hospital Grounds in Kilmainham this Sunday is a very exciting one indeed.

The Forbidden Fruit festival 2015 will take place at the Royal Hospital Grounds, Kilmainham in Dublin from Friday, May 29th to Sunday, May 31st, and will boast over 70 acts across five different stages (Original Stage, Undergrowth, Lighthouse, Someplace Else, and The Workshop). Tickets are available via See full timetable here.

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