Spread the love and confetti at our giant Inflatable Church, complete with it’s own extraordinary vicar and kooky congregation. Get dressed up in your wedding finery and get married to your best friend, your lover, or your enemy. Increase the Peace in Forbidden Fruits very own outrageous festival wedding chapel!
Taking the words of the Sultans of ping F.C, you will be dancing in the disco bumper to bumper. Line-Up includes Donal Dinneen, Colin Perkins, Long Island Sound, Hidden Agenda, Discotekken, Bodytonic DJ's This Greedy Pig, Mel Donnellan, Cian O'Connell, Ross MacMahon, Arveene and some very special guests. The vibe is strictly Disco & Soul, foot to the floor stuff!
All weekend the Wedding Disco is the place at this years Forbidden Fruit to celebrate the good-times, dance into the Rhythm of the night with 90s R&B, 80s Classics, soulful House & Disco with Secret sets from DJs playing their ‘wedding disco’ set. Impromptu congas, bouquet tossing, and lots and lots of Confetti – Brought together by professional party starters Matt The Hat & Kaptin.
On the MONDAY of Forbidden Fruit Festival 6pm - 9pm in the Someplace Else Stage the runaway, b*stard child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, CO2 guns, confetti cannons, conga lines and dance offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don't like what we do. We don't care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We've got the ball's... the bingo balls to make you roar so loud you'll definitely lose your voice. Leave your Nan at home for this one...or dress her in neon and drag her down! So far we've given away: a trip to Amsterdam, festival tickets, a life boat, a bouncy castle, a cutout of Niall Horan, a Lamborghini (might have been a child's version), cold hard cash, and much more.. However, this all pales in comparison to what we have in store for Forbidden Fruit festival.
What could be more fitting for the start of the summer than a cocktail with friends, on the menu at this years Forbidden Fruit Festival we have: Cloudy Gin – made with gin, freshly squeezed apple juice topped with Bulmers Cloudy Lemon. Apple Mojito – made with vodka, fresh mint, pressed apple, fresh lime, topped with soda. Pink Lady - made with vodka, fresh mango, lemon & lime sours, topped with bulmers original cider. Orange Sailor- made with spiced rum, pineapple puree, topped with freshly squeezed lime and topped with Red Bull Orange. Joining Bulmers Original Cider, 5Lamps Dublin Lager & Outcider and this years festival!
Aside from the awesome line up of Irish and international music acts, our Comedy Tent is full to bursting with some of Ireland’s finest and best loved comedians joining the festivities. The tent will be MC’d by the human dynamo, Andrew Stanley ,a man known for taking on and destroying the most committed of hecklers....(You have been warned!)
Joe Rooney, is probably best known as gurrier priest Fr Damo from ‘ Father Ted’ but it is as a stand up comic that this high energy comedy star truly shines, Jarlath Regan, the man behind the hugely successful ‘Irishman Abroad ‘ podcast, jets in for his only Irish show this year. Ballymun motormouth Eric Lalor is one of the most in demand comics on the circuit . Just back from a sell-out tour of Australia, Galway based Steve Bennett was recently crowned ‘Irish Comedian Of The Year’ - come and check him out! Danny O’Brien is one of the fastest rising stars both here and in the UK, where he now spends most of his time. We can’t WAIT to check out festival favourites, the sometimes-silly-but-always-hilarious musical double act, Totally Wired Co creator of the satirical TV show ‘The Savage Eye ‘ John Colleary is one of the most underrated acts in the country and his razor sharp one-liners and acute observations are sure to be a highlight! The Comedy Tent will also play host to the hottest ,most exciting emerging talent, too. Over the weekend punters will get a chance to see these great new acts, including Martin Angolo, Bernard Casey, Emma Doran, Dimitri Bankov, Brian Gallagher, Ryan Cullen, Emmam Idama, Davey Riley, Laura Byrne and introducing the winner of the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Talent Search, which has been taking place at The Chelsea Drugstore, George’s St each Thursday in the lead up to the festival.
Those of you with a sweet tooth will be thrilled to know that you can get your hands on some amazing Aungier Danger Donuts this year! These guys know donuts, and have made flavour combinations that would blow your mind and your tastebuds. Inventors of The Jaff , The HoneyFoam and Banofee donuts, they’ll be on hand to take care of your every confectionary need!
We love a good funfair, and judging by previous years, you do, too! Go for a gentle spin on our gorgeous vintage carousel or get into the swing of things on our Swing Chairs! It’s all part of the experience.