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MUSIC TREAT: Maria Boardman and Cathy Coyle are ready for Forbidden Fruit.

MUSIC TREAT: Maria Boardman and Cathy Coyle are ready for Forbidden Fruit.

MUSIC TREAT: Maria Boardman and Cathy Coyle are ready for Forbidden Fruit.

NOW’S the time to get your groove on and kick off the summer 
season this June bank holiday weekend.

Over 50 acts have been lined up to perform at Bulmers Forbidden Fruit, at the Royal Hospital 
Kilmainham, in Dublin.

A diverse line-up of music and comedy is set to cater for a wide range of tastes at the festival.

The year’s headliners on 
Saturday will be the Flaming Lips and BellX1, the only Dublin 
appearance the band will make this summer.

Belgium rockers 2manydjs will close the weekend with a grand finale on Sunday night.

This year, festival-goers can chill out in the Bulmers Good Time Lounge.

The designated area will provide a little down time in the midst of a hectic weekend. Live art and music will be going on at the lounge with six DJs performing sets.

And there will be no need to bother with selfies as there is a dedicated photo area in the lounge to preserve the moment.

Another surprise this year is Forbidden Fruit and The City.

A total of 20 bands will be performing free music sessions across the capital in 10 venues, including HMV on Grafton Street.

The festival off-shoot has been launched to promote Dublin as a destination that has a year-long programme of 
festivals and events.

Tickets for 
Forbidden Fruit, which runs between May 31 and June 1, are still available.

Spokesperson Rachel Sherry envisages building on the success of its inaugural year and said: “We are sure of a great turn out, with about 10,000 each day.”

hnews@herald.ie


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