For­bid­den Fruit ready for 2nd bite

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 24.02.2012 -

For­bid­den Fruit will not suf­fer from the teething prob­lems that led many to com­plain about long queues at last year's in­au­gu­ral fes­ti­val, booker De­clan Forde tells The Ticket.

“What hap­pened with the bar queues on the Satur­day af­ter­noon last year was ob­vi­ously not ac­cept­able, and is an em­bar­rass­ment to us,” he ad­mits. “It was ba­si­cally an en­gi­neer­ing is­sue with the bars them­selves, but the buck stops with us. We’ll dot our I’s and cross our T’s this year to make sure there’s no re­peat; we’re very aware that peo­ple won’t for­give twice.”

The non-camp­ing fes­ti­val, which has been ex­panded to three days, will take place in the grounds of the Royal Hospi­tal/imma, Kil­main­ham from June 2nd to 4th. Acts booked for the five-stage event in­clude New Or­der, Mode­se­lek­tor, Death Cab for Cutie, Beirut, Left­field, An­drew Bird, Wilco and The Rap­ture. There will also be a new com­edy stage.

For­bid­den Fruit takes place on the same week­end that many Ir­ish mu­sic fans tra­di­tion­ally travel to Spain for the Pri­mav­era Sound Fes­ti­val, Forde claims this isn’t an is­sue. “The ac­tual num­ber of Ir­ish peo­ple who go to Pri­mav­era is nowhere near as sub­stan­tial as you’d be­lieve if you based it on on­line feed­back.

Early­bird tick­ets are now on sale. See for­bid­den­

Kanye West and Jay-z will bring their Watch the Throne show to Dublin’s O2 on June 8th. Tick­ets are on sale from to­day.

Mys­tery Jets will re­lease their fourth al­bum – the aw­fully/ amaz­ingly ti­tled Rad­lands – on April 27th via Rough Trade.

Jack White’s first TV gig to boost his solo de­but al­bum will be as mu­si­cal guest on Satur­day Night Live next week­end. Blun­der­buss is out on April 20th. Fol­low­ing her re­cent sell-out But­ton Fac­tory show, tune-yards re­turns to Dublin on July 15th to play her big­gest Ir­ish gig to date at Vicar Street.

New York in­die rock­ers The Rap­ture will be in Kil­main­ham

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