Festival season is just around the corner, and kicking it all off is Bulmer's Forbidden Fruit Festival on the June Bank Holiday weekend.
The festival already boasts five stages of music, comedy and spoken word, but now the festival has announced a brand new addition to the line-up.
Bulmers have added a sixth stage to this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival to support the diverse range of immensely talented, emerging Irish artists.
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The new One Hundred Percent Irish Artists Live Stage is set to become an annual feature at Forbidden Fruit, and will play host to 19 artists over the three days.
Rusangano Family, Talos, Tara Lee, Ryan Vail, Soule, Le Boom, Bad Bones, LAOISE, Ships, The Innocent Bystander, Wastefellow, Barq, Ocho, Super Silly, Mango, Aik J, Heroes in Hiding, Handsome Paddy and Tara Stewart will all be playing live at the new venue.
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'We’ve been involved with Forbidden Fruit from the very start and each year we try to bring something new to the festival that is inherently Bulmers in nature. For Bulmers, being Irish is a badge of honour, so we really wanted to do something that would support and showcase up-coming Irish talent with a bit of edge,' said Bulmers' Belinda Kelly.
Many of these artists will be already well known on the music scene but will not have had an opportunity to perform at a festival the size of Forbidden Fruit. We’re just giving them a new platform and a means to reach new audiences, and we are really excited at the prospect of enjoying 19 new festival acts over the Bank Holiday weekend.”
Three-day passes for rhe festival are still available, and cost €145.50 from Ticketmaster.