It’s back festival lovers! Dublin’s multi-stage music and arts weekend, Forbidden Fruit, returns for its sixth birthday this coming June Bank Holiday weekend, 3rd – 5th June, 2016.

The spectacular grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art will, once again, play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which has become firmly fixed in the gig-goers’ calendar as the grand-opening to the festival season, and the official start of the summer.

Set across four stages (Original Stage, Undergrowth, Lighthouse, Someplace Else), offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. And we’ll see the return of the ever-popular Bulmer’s Lounge.

Following the huge success of the inaugural Forbidden Fruit Night city take over last year, plans are in place for an even bigger offering of festival after-parties in official locations around the city running until 3 am over the three nights of the festival and featuring some of Dublin’s best collectives joined by international guests off the festival line up.

So who’s playing? 

Headlining this year’s event, Australian rock outfit TAME IMPALA, with their new album Currents will be bringing their raucous synth sound to the stage for an exclusive Irish live performance. With their renowned visual display at their live shows – we can’t wait to experience their trademark psychedelia.

tame impala

With their brand new album, electronic dance giants UNDERWORLD make a welcome return to the world stage since their last album “Barking” in 2010. They are world renowned for their incredible visual style and dynamic live performances.

Harley Streten aka Australian electronic producer FLUME is making his Forbidden Fruit debut at this year’s festival to coincide with the release of his much anticipated second album “Skin”. With an array of remixes under his belt, including the likes of Lorde, Sam Smith, Arcade Fire and Disclosure.


Ever expanding London collective JUNGLE will be bringing their funk and soul to the grounds of Kilmainham for an exclusive 2016 Irish performance. With their Mercury nominated debut album, massive hit single Busy Earnin’ and a serious live reputation, we can’t wait to see this gang do their thing.

Berlin based duo TALE OF US with make their first ever Irish festival appearance this year. Winners of Mixmag “DJ of the year 2015”.

tales of us

KIASMOS, the duo will be making their first Forbidden Fruit performance this year. Icelandic BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup making their biggest Dublin appearance to date.

Due to popular demand, Forbidden Fruit favourites and masters of electronic music GROOVE ARMADA will be joining us for an epic DJ set with dance floor fillers such as ‘Superstylin’ and ‘I See You Baby’ off the back of their monster performance last year.


Brooklyn based three pieces, BATTLES will unleash their experimental rock at this year’s festival and we’ve got Swedish house producer HNNY, a fan of sampling vocals from R&B songs, he’s sampled the likes of Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis.

TIGA brings his new live show this year, following the release of his first artist album in seven years (release date March 4th) with collaborations from Hudson Mohawke, Matthew Dear and Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears. One of the ‘world’s best mixers’ he’s remixed for the likes of Depeche Mode, The Vests, Moby, LCD Soundsystem, Mylo and countless others.


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