Seven reasons not to miss Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2019 1 year ago

Seven reasons not to miss Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2019

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Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2019 takes place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Bulmers Forbidden Fruit festival, is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, 1 - 3 June 2019. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes.

There are a load of brilliant acts on and we've picked out some highlights for you which we think are well worth checking out.

If you're thinking about heading to the festival, you can purchase tickets here.


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One of the finest bands of our generation, the lads from Bury headed by the wonderful Guy Garvey are welcome additions to the RHK lineup. Performing on Monday, the festival goers will be serenaded to within an inch of their lives by the gorgeous tunes Elbow have in their back catalogue.

Guy Garvey is a brilliant front man and with the perfect setting of the RHK on a potentially balmy evening in the capital, this could be a very special gig indeed. One Day Like This, anyone?


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The Dublin rapper is at the forefront of the burgeoning Irish hip-hop scene and is one of the most innovative artists we have in our richly diversified music scene.

Co-founder of independent label Soft Boy Records, Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics, showcasing life as a modern Dubliner. The man excels in a live gig format and this will be a brilliant gig to get to on Saturday.

Jon Hopkins

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The English musician and producer is a bit of an electronic music guru. He's contributed to or produced albums with artists such as Coldplay, Brian Eno and David Holmes.

An absolute master of his craft, this will be one of those performances which will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. He's done film scores as well so expect to be dazzled both visually and aurally.

Pillow Queens

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Pillow Queens are an unbelievably good band from Dublin. The four-piece have shot through the stratosphere of the Irish music scene and their rapid ascent shows no signs of abating. Ever since forming in 2016, the four ladies have taken the local music scene by storm.

Their most recent release 'Gay Girls' was critically acclaimed everywhere including Britain which has resulted in them touring there such is the demand to see them live. They will take the imaginary roof off RHK this weekend.



To many, he's the godfather of grime, the man who was at the forefront of the genre when it was still very much underground. That all changed in 2016 when he took home the Mercury Music Prize for best album with Konnichiwa.

Performing on Saturday, Skepta will have the masses bouncing and this is one of the performances of the weekend you just cannot miss.

Saint Sister

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Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre are the duo who are the energry behind Saint Sister. They released their debut album, Shape of Silence back in October and it has gone on to receive hugely positive reviews.

Festival highlights at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Latitude and support slots with The National, Lisa Hannigan and Hozier have secured their reputation as a phenomenal live band. Go see them being phenomenal this weekend.

Peggy Gou

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Peggy Gou is a South Korean DJ, record producer, and fashion designer. She has very quickly established herself as one of the most influential DJs on the planet.

This multi-talented lady is set to become a global superstar and you can witness her at her finest doing her thing on the Saturday of the festival. Now based in Berlin, she is a frequent DJ at all of the top clubs in the world, but has really found her niche with her own records.

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