- 17 Feb 22
A new wave of acts are joining the already explosive lineup of artists at this year's Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Forbidden Fruit, Dublin's first and longest running city centre festival, have announced their full 2022 lineup — featuring Lorde, Smoothboi Ezra and the Avalanches, just to name a few.
Now, the Kilmainham event organisers added brand new acts across the weekend, including South London hip-hop star Loyle Carner, Logic1000 (Sydney-born, London-based producer and DJ Samantha Poulter), UK electronic duo Overmono, ONES, North London rapper/producer Lex Amor, Absolute, New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams, enigmatic producer Joy Anonymous, Aussie DJ Partiboi69, Prospa (electronic duo Harvey Blumler and Gosha Smith) and Brighton-based BKLAVA.
Cooks But We're Chefs are an 8-piece band from Dublin. Funky, jazzy and soulful, their hip hop infused performances are not one to miss.
Under anonymous moniker of Krystal Klear, Dublin native Dec Lennon has made a name for himself as fresh new king of the underground dance floor.
Fully student run Trinity Orchestra, the symphony orchestra of Trinity College Dublin, brings together students and staff from every discipline in the college. Trinity Orchestra is first and foremost a classical ensemble - who perform classic albums and know how to get a party started.
Saoirse has cemented her name in the electronic music community. Confident and varied, her sound spans dub, house, jazz, techno, ambient and more. Her style cheeky and creative, expect the unexpected.
These acts are just some of the explosive collection of singers, DJs and artists to join the festival.
This summer marks the festival's 10th anniversary, with the forthcoming edition promising to be the best show yet. As well as the main stages, Forbidden Fruit is bringing the 2FM Rising Stage, which will host homegrown, breakout Irish talent. Cian DuCrot, Malaki, Séllo and NewDad are all on the bill.
"This year's 2FM Rising list continues its reputation as a rich cross-section of some of the amazing talent we have here in Ireland," said 2FM's Adam Fogarty. "Working with Forbidden Fruit affords us a great opportunity to give our Rising list another fantastic opportunity to reach audiences in a live capacity."
Saturday boasts acts Bicep, Loyle Carner, ONES, Bklava, Gemma Dunleavy, Partiboi69, Soairse, Pip Millet and more. Sunday brings in the likes of Lorde, Peggy Gou, Hot Chip, EFÉ, Tom Misch, Chet Faker and Floating Points.
For more updates on the festival, check out their website.
Spanning the June Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th, the festival will take place at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham in Dublin 8.
Tickets are on sale now, with limited tier 5 weekend passes still available at €149.
Single day passes are priced from €74.50. They can be found here.