If you only do one thing this weekend, have at least five daily portions of Forbidden Fruit
Festival: There’s only one party in Dublin this weekend, and it’s spreading out into the city. Forbidden Fruit is taking over the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for its second year, with more stages, more acts and a punchier line-up than last year. Is there anyone left that doesn’t know Wilco, New Order, Leftfield and the like are coming to town?
Further down the roster are some cracking local and international acts. Swedish outfit The Field might be in with a shout for set of the day away from the main offerings on Saturday. Sunday looks like the best day with Austra, Grimes and The Rapture setting out their stalls before headliners New Order boss the fields. Also, keep an eye out for Daithi who was apparently doing extraordinary things at last week’s Drop Everything festival, at least if this is to be believed. (more…)