Dublin will be a hot bed of live music this June Bank Holiday weekend with over 50 acts performing at Bulmers Forbidden Fruit at IMMA, together with 20 bands performing free music sessions for Forbidden Fruit and The City, taking place in venues across Dublin.
Bulmers Good Time Lounge
If you’re heading to Bulmers Forbidden Fruit on 31st May or 1st June, check out the Bulmers Good Time Lounge a new, designated area for festival goers to congregate, enjoy live DJ performances and be surprised with random surprises across the weekend adding to the festival experience.
At Forbidden Fruit you can forget the ubiquitous selfie, Bulmers is also setting up a photo area so that festival goers can capture the moment and preserve the memory of a great weekend with friends. And if you’re chilling out and don’t wish to venture too far, Bulmers has installed a mobile bar in the Good Time Lounge, so this could be just the place to be seen at this year’s Forbidden Fruit.
For members of the press, the Bulmers Good Time Lounge offers six work stations complete with WiFi, so you can work to your heart’s content whilst still soaking up the festival atmosphere in the good time surrounds of the Bulmers Lounge.
Forbidden Fruit and The City
Forbidden Fruit and The City is a new addition to this year’s festival and is set to rock the capital as 20 bands take part in this two-day, free music trail. The acts, all of which have been selected from last year’s Hard Working Class Heroes music festival will perform acoustic sets in venues all over the city such as Twisted Pepper, The Church and HMV on Grafton Street, leading people to the main event at IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham. A diverse and exciting line-up will feature bands such as Elastic Sheep, Jethro Pickett, Kobina and the Crayon Set. Organised by First Music Contact in partnership with Failte Ireland, Forbidden Fruit and The City has been launched to help position Dublin as a destination that has a year-long programme of festivals and events and deliver an electrifying music trail to help attract international and domestic visitors to Dublin and uncover hidden places, spaces and bands across the capital.
Bulmers Forbidden Fruit 2014
The 2014 line-up will be headlined on Saturday by The Flaming Lips, whilst the festival will reach its climax on Sunday night with the ultimate party rockers 2 MANY DJs. BELLX1 will play their only Dublin show this summer, with Flying Lotus making his Dublin debut with a new, live 3D audio visual show as the sun goes down on Saturday evening. Taking place on 31st May and 1st June, Bulmers Forbidden Fruit is a weekend of music and comedy with dozens of acts across four stages catering for a myriad of tastes so expect cutting-edge sights, sounds, comedy, art, great food and the promise of sunshine on the horizon. So if you love music and love Bulmers, you’ll love Forbidden Fruit.
And don’t forget, Bulmers is once again laying on a complimentary double decker bus for festival goers, which will pick up at Harcourt Street between 1pm – 7pm on both festival days, returning each night to the city centre.
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