Idris Elba has been added to the Forbidden Fruit line-up 1 year ago

Idris Elba has been added to the Forbidden Fruit line-up

Luther on the wheels of steel...

Idris Elba is one of 23 new acts added to this year's Forbidden Fruit festival, as the Kimainham spectacular takes shape.

What, you didn't know of his DJ skills? He's enjoyed quite the side-gig music career, popping up with a rap on a remix of Skepta's anthem 'Shutdown' and generally being quite in demand behind the decks.

Sure, he even has his own Resident Advisor page.

The news caps off a fine week for the London actor and musician, what with everyone celebrating 10 years since the final episode of The Wire brought the excellent series to a close.

Joining Elba on the packed bill for the Kilmainham bash on the June Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 2 - Mon 4) are:

Earl Sweatshirt

Floating Points (solo live)



Stephan Bodzin

Call Super

Jasper James

Kornél Kovács

Trinity Orchestra



Booka Brass


Axel Boman

Agoria (live)


David Keenan

DJ Seinfeld

George Fitzgerald

SG Lewis


Sing Along Social

Check out the full line-up and day-by-day breakdown below.

Forbidden Fruit 2018 poster