Countdown begins: just 8 weeks until we’re dancing together for the 12th edition of Forbidden Fruit Festival! 

Join the fun this June Bank Holiday weekend 1st & 2nd in the heart of the city centre, set against the backdrop of Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

This year’s lineup is scorching hot, featuring the long-awaited return of Nelly Furtado, gracing Irish shores after 23 years, alongside the powerhouse duo BICEP, on the back of their sold-out show at the 3Arena last year.

From nostalgic throwbacks to cutting-edge beats, prepare for a weekend overflowing with the freshest sounds. Secure your spot at the definitive summer kickoff – tickets are flying fast so grab yours now and join the fruity fun!

Saturday, June 01
BICEP present CHROMA AV DJ SetNia ArchivesGroove Armada DJ SetFreddie GibbsLe Boom LIVE . Paris TexasInterplanetary CriminalKI/KI . Sally C . SHEEFrankie Stew & Harvey Gunn Sam Alfred . HoneyLuvLord Apex . George Riley Ragz Originale . Jordan AdetunjiChubby Cat . Brad Heidi . STRABECollie . January Winters . Trinity OrchestraPlus more to be announced
Sunday, June 02
Nelly FurtadoFour TetBarry Can’t Swim LIVEOVERMONOGemma Dunleavy . DJ Seinfeld Flowdan & Neffa-T . salute DJ BORING . DJ GioglaInfinity Song . Hagop TchaparianQbanaa . Cooks But We’re Chefs The Cope . Big Sleep . Saibh Skelly Sick Love . Puzzy Wrangler . Dave TreacyPlus more to be announced

Expanding our already stellar lineup, we’re thrilled to introduce some exciting new additions to this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival.

Kicking things off, we have Californian hip-hop duo, Paris Texas, ready to bring their unique flavour to the stage. Following them, we’ve got Grammy winner Flowdan, who made history as the first UK MC to clinch a Grammy for his groundbreaking collaboration ‘Rumble’ with Fred Again and Skrillex. Flowdan will be joined by his partner in grime, Neffa-T, a wizard on the decks, promising an unmissable set.

Making their Irish debut, prepare to be mesmerized by sibling band and music collective, Infinity Song, hailing from New York City. Their soft rock sound, characterised by tight vocal harmonies, dreamy lyricism, and sublime guitar riffs, is epitomised in their hit Hater’s Anthem

From Manchester, we welcome Interplanetary Criminal, a pioneering DJ and producer whose infectious track ‘B.O.T.A.’ with Eliza Rose soared to Number 1. Don’t let the name fool you; DJ BORING‘s sets are anything but mundane. With vibrant energy and undeniable passion, Tristan Hallis delivers every time. His recent collaboration with Confidence Man is a testament to his prowess in producing high-quality music.


Chosen each year by a panel of experts, the RTE 2FM Rising class of 2024 are Big Sleep, Brad Heidi, Chubby Cat, Jordan Adetunji, Qbanaa, Saibh Skelly, Shee, Sick Love, Strabe and The Cope.

2FM Rising is an initiative from 2FM that chooses 10 Irish artists each year that we feel are extremely exciting and are representing Irish music in a compelling way. The initiative endeavours to support and promote the chosen artists on their journey. 2FM Rising is 10 acts that any music fan really needs to know!

Adam Fogarty, Director of Music at 2FM said; “2FM are delighted to partner with Forbidden Fruit once again to bring our 2FM Rising stage to life at the festival. Forbidden Fruit is an important date in any music fans diary, and being part of the festival for 2024 is another great opportunity for our 2FM Rising artists to play this brilliant festival – and equally for music fans to come see the next generation of amazing talent coming from Ireland. The 2FM Rising stage has had some incredible festival moments over the years, and we expect more of the same this year.”