Forbidden Fruit 2015: 10 Must-See Acts
Here are the top ten acts you shouldn’t miss this weekend at Forbidden Fruit.
Friday – Original Stage – 9.15pm
With a back-catalogue full of hits, Fatboy Slim is sure to get you dancing as he headlines the festival on Friday night. The legendary English DJ is renowned as a must-see live act and will surely offer an energetic performance as per usual at Forbidden Fruit.
Saturday – Live Live Stage – 3pm
Straight Outta Limerick, with a dollop of Clare and a hint of Zimbabwe for good measure, Rusangano Family are one of the most exciting hip-hop acts in Ireland at the moment. Their afternoon set is sure to be as fun-filled an experience as you’ll find at the festival.
Saturday – Lighthouse Stage – 5pm
The Los Angeles based songstress has a soulful vocal delivery that weaves around bass-heavy synth compositions to create a distinct sound which has earned acclaim from a number of critics and contemporaries. Her Saturday slot at Forbidden Fruit could be one of the festival highlights.
Saturday – Original Stage – 6.15pm
The young American rapper-producer has been making hip-hop that wears its heart on its sleeve. His music is dark and brooding, with Earl unafraid of expressing his raw emotions in his lyrics, a quality that works wonderfully alongside the down-tempo production of his beats. This modern take on hip-hop should go down a treat on Saturday evening.
Saturday – Live Live Stage – 7.15pm
Will Wiesenfeld has released a number of well-received albums under the stage name Baths. His glitchy, electronic music has grown darker and more brooding with each release, often incorporating falsetto vocals to great effect. His set on Saturday is sure to have its own unique flavour amongst the other electronic acts at the festival.
Saturday – Lighthouse Stage – 9.15pm
The talented English producer has garnered acclaim for his work with The xx and his Gil Scott-Heron remix We’re New Here. His performance at Forbidden Fruit will come just a couple of days before the release of his debut solo effort In Colour, which is currently streaming on iTunes. (Spoiler: It’s great)
Saturday – Original Stage – 9.15pm
Wu-Tang are undoubtedly one of hip-hop’s greatest and most influential acts, still going strong since the release of the legendary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993. Several members of the group have gone on to carve out successful solo careers, but on Saturday night you’ll have the chance to see them all together, performing their most influential material.
Heroes in Hiding
Sunday – Live Live stage – 2.30pm
Another set of rising Irish stars are playing the festival on Sunday. Dublin quartet Heroes in Hiding play indie-folk with soulful vocals and the kind of choruses that should go down a treat in a festival environment. They’ll have the crowd rocking along to their soon-to-be stadium filling anthems at Forbidden Fruit.
Sunday – Original Stage – 3.30pm
The wonderfully talented Trinity Orchestra provide a unique festival experience unlike any other, putting their own twist on a variety of contemporary music. This time out they’ll be performing music by Sufjan Stevens.
Sunday – Live Live stage – 4pm
The Dublin-based trio play dark synth pop that wouldn’t sound out of place on the Drive soundtrack. The young Irish group are producing some engaging work that should propel them into stardom in the near future. Don’t miss their Sunday evening set.