Fruit of war
FORBIDDEN FRUIT Royal Hospital, Kilmainham Dublin Saturday/Sunday 2pm¤110/¤59.50 forbiddenfruit.ie
It’s the first major open air festival of the year, and the line-up is, shall we say, a focused one that might not overly appeal to the listeners of Q102. That said, we know there’s melody and accessibility aplenty here – you just need to retune your aural receptors somewhat to the sonic explorations of Young Knives, F Buttons, BellX1, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Flaming Lips, Little Dragon, Wild Beasts and Warpaint (above).
There’s a most intriguing visual side to proceedings, too, with Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) bringing his acclaimed 3D live show to Ireland for the first time. Aside from the sound+vision treats (and these also include Dáithí, Nils Frahm, Kid Karate, Vann Music, The Range, Gold Panda, Lisa O’Neill, Girls Names, New Secret Weapon and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) Forbidden Fruit also has comedy (including Colm O’Regan, John Colleary, Kevin Gildea and Andrew Stanley) and the Hot Press Interview Tent. Crunchy, tasty, lipsmacking, etc.
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Songs I Wish I’d Written (various artists charity gig) Thursday, Dublin