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Forbidden Fruit – Saturday day passes on sale now
Saturday June 4th, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

01. Day passes are now on sale for the Saturday of Forbidden Fruit, happening June 4 at Kilmainham’s Royal Hospital.

02. As covered in our round-up last week, the day is being headlined by psych-rock iconoclasts Tame Impala, off the back of 2015’s breakthrough Currents LP, math-rock elder statesmen Battles, soul collective Jungle, house duo Tale of Us, and a live performance from minimalist experimental techno duo Kiasmos.

03. Added to the line-up are grime pioneer Skepta, US rapper Freddie Gibbs, and a live audiovisual show from Dublin house/turntablism/etc. man Kormac and collaborators.

04. More to be announced, of course. We’ll keep you updated with more line-up announcements as and when we get them. €59.50 at the usual outlets, while stocks last, etc.

Verdict: Skepta is an influential name to add to any festival bill, and should help pique interest in day tickets. Kormac’s various live excursions have also been fest favourites, while Freddie Gibbs adds weight to proceedings. Bodes well for further announcements.

Forbidden Fruit


Maybe some Easter egg yokes if you’re good.

Phase One.

An electronic picnic in the Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Rebeccah writes:

Your readers might be interested in a great little music and arts festival taking place this Easter in Lovely Leitrim. The festival is voluntary run by music and arts enthusiasts living in the area [details below] and if the past 2 years are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great weekend….

Phase One Festival

Noel Finn writes:

I’m wondering if I could unabashedly promote our inaugural Summer Cider Festival coming up this weekend 4th, 5th &  6th of July at the Franciscan Well in Cork. The weekend is about showcasing Irish Craft Cider makers, to get their names on the map around Ireland. We’re a brewery of the beer sort ourselves but the point of our festivals year round are to promote either Irish Cask Beer (February) all Irish craft-breweries (Easter) and now hopefully a forum for Irish cider in the summer months. I’d be very grateful if ye could give us a plug, and indeed if ye’d possibly drop in on us anytime ye be in cork, we only serve the good beer!