Forbidden Fruit Fact Sheet :: Directions, facilities, weather and more
What is it?
The second ever Forbidden Fruit festival will take place this Bank Holiday weekend (2nd, 3rd, 4th) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, boasting a stellar line-up which includes Leftfield, New Order, Wilco, Friendly Fires, Death Cab For Cutie, Grimes, Beirut, James Vincent McMorrow and more. Festivities will kick off each day at 2.15pm.
There will be free vintage London Routemaster buses operating through the day collecting from Clonmel Place on Harcourt Street and delivering to the festival. All you need to get on is a valid Forbidden Fruit ticket.
There is no on-site parking, so it's highly recommended that you use public transport to get there. Pedestrian access and egress is by the East Gate on South Circular Road.
Luas - Take Red Line to Hueston Station and it's a 10 minute walk to the East Gate entrance via Military Road.
Bus - Destination James Street and five minute walk to Bow Lane, onto Irwin Street then Military Road. 123 leaves from O'Connell St/Dame St; 51B/78A leaves from Aston Quay.
According to site manager Robbie Butler, Forbidden Fruit will have "300% of the facilities compared to last year". People who attended the inaugural festival last year will be aware that excessively long bar queues cast a dampener of what was a largely successful first year. Forbidden Fruit organiser Declan Forde of Pod told us that "there are 101 solutions to make sure the bar problems don't happen again this year."
Butler continued: "We've addressed those issues. We've put in fully functional, fast-serving bars that were not here last year. We were relying on the Core Bar as our main bar last year, not so now."
What about toilets? "We didn't have huge issues with toilets last year", said Butler. "We're well over the code of practice. We feel well covered."
The main stage has been moved to a more natural amphitheatre in the grounds, and also to take more advantage of the scenery on the site. Also gone will be the huge hill which caused one or two problems to some of the more inebriated festivalgoers last year.
Last, but certainly not least, it has also been confirmed that there will be free WiFi on site!
We reckon your wellies won't be needed this weekend, although a few showers are forecast. Let's hope we get lucky this year.
Weather forcecast thanks to our friends at Met.ie
Story by John Balfe | 14:45 | Friday 1st June 2012 | Music News
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