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03rd Jun 2017

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Forbidden Fruit 2017


It’s that time of year again. 

Summer has reared its beautiful head, a smell of delicious cans wafts through the air, and everyone becomes that little bit more smiley and beautiful…

Oh, and Forbidden Fruit is back. 

Yes, the Dublin festival we’ve all been waiting for is back again for its seventh year of fun, frolics and a f*cking great music. 

For those of you lucky enough to be going, here’s everything you need to know…

1. Opening times

Saturday – 2pm

Sunday – 2pm 

Monday – 3pm

Music kicks off at 2pm on Saturday with a plethora of deadly artists on-site, and rounds up at 10:45pm with Bon Iver on Monday evening. 


2. How do we get there?


If you’re a townie, you can walk and enter via East Gate, Military Road and West Gate, James St.

You can drive, but the nearest public car park is Park Rite Parking Lot at 7 Queen Street, Dublin 7 – and there’s no parking at the site. 

You can take any of these buses:

  • Route No 40, No 123, No 13 (every 10-15 min on Friday and Saturday, 20-30 min on Sunday)
  • Route No 79 / 79A (approx every 15-20 min Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Route No 25A (every 10 min on Friday, 20 min on Saturday, 30 min on Sunday)

You can get the train

  • From Celbridge go to Heuston Station; 5 minute walk from Heuston Station.
  • From Maynooth go to Connolly Station
  • From Greystone go to Connolly Station
  • From Balbriggan go to Connolly Station
  • From Connolly take LUAS Red Line towards Saggart to Heuston Station.

And finally, the Luas

Take Red Line from The Point towards Saggart, exit to Heuston Station and it is 5 minute walk to East Gate entrance via Military Road.

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3. Will there be Mobility Impaired Access?

Of course. 

Vehicles with a mobility impaired badge will be permitted to approach the concerts from James Street and Bow Lane where they will be directed via Military Road to the East Gate and from there to the Mobility Impaired Car Park. 

Display of mobility impaired parking sticker in a visible position is necessary. Note: After the show, vehicles will be held until vehicle curfew is tipped (approximately 30 minutes).

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4. Will they be checking bags?

They will indeed. 

If you don’t need one, don’t bring one. 

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5. Can you bring in booze?

You can not, but there are plenty of options at the festival should you feel even the slightest bit thirsty. 

The site is fully serviced with food, alcohol, cigarettes and drinking water points.

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6. What’s the weather like?

Showery. Bring a hat or a hoodie. And maybe wellies. 

Trust us. 


7. Here’s exactly what you can’t bring in/do…

  • Liquids 
  • Illegal drugs 
  • Fireworks 
  • Drones
  • Professional recording equipment 
  • Pets 
  • Smoking in enclosed spaces
  • Parking at the venue
  • Re-entry with Day tickets
  • Wristband tampering
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8. And here’s exactly what you should do…

  • Have fun!
  • See everything and everyone
  • Wear wellies (seriously)
  • Urinate only in the toilets (you’ve been told)
  • Marry your best friend in the Inflatable Church
  • Get a Cloudy Gin at the cocktail bar
  • See Jarlath Regan in his only Irish show this year in the Comedy Tent
  • Attend one of the many after parties around the city
  • And BRING ID  – we can promise that you’ll be checked
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Make the most of it this weekend – it’s sure to be a big one. 

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