LDR returns for her second-ever Irish show the day after her first one.
Samples, guitars and such from the Inform – Educate – Entertain creators.
Sam Beam gets all maudlin on your asses, and he doesn’t give a shit what you think. Bitch.
Kate Staples continues on her folkin’ journey. Support from Mossy Nolan and Twin Headed Wolf.
You thought bats were kinda dangerous before, just wait until they hit you with level four pancreatic cancer/listenable punk.
“You know what all your favourite songs need? Brass!” – Mark Ronson, 2005.
Remember when ‘Enola Gay’ was played during the Olympics opening ceremony? That was mad.
Popical Island mainstays put on a show for Strange Brew.
No relation to Yoko and not fans of Oxo.
Album launch for the Limerick man. Here he is singing outside Coppers like a true original.
Unnecessary acronyms are all the rage.
Nialler9 kicks off Forbidden Fruit in style with this year’s opening party.
A Ben UFO sighting in Belfast. He’ll be behind the decks, you probably can’t miss him.
Him who wrote ‘Galway Girl’ and was Bubbs’ sponsor in The Wire.
Digital cops are so Minority Report-y.
Veteran house producer comes to town.
Forbidden Fruit is back for a third time, taking place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham as ever. With nearby Longitude siphoning off acts and punters, the POD-organised festival will be reduced to two days after its three-day iteration last year. Headliners come in the reliable, sturdy forms of Kasabian and Primal Scream, but the bill is filled out with an eclectic range of acts, including James Blake, Crystal Castles, Ghostpoet, Toro y Moi, Daughter, Girls Names, Four Tet, Everything Everything, Solar Bears and Chic, who apparently ‘feature’ Nile Rodgers these days. The full line-up with times and stages can be seen below.
Day tickets cost €54.90 and full weekend tickets coat €99.50, available from Ticketmaster and all the usual outlets.