Monday, May 14, 2012

Forbidden Fruit: Countdown to orchard ordeals - 19 days to go


Forbidden Fruit emphatically introduced herself to the June bank holiday party people last year with the Kilmainham-situated festival's first ever line-up consisting of the talented likes of Flaming Lips, Caribou and Aphex Twin.

The motley band of - eh- bands that make up the 2012 listings elevates the fruity festival's reputation a notch even further. For the next three weeks videos from confirmed acts will appear every day on the blog to give readers a chance to familiarise themselves with those who will be ripping up the Kilmainham gardens come June or simply to prod the excitement levels a little before the big weekend.

Austra

Who?: Austra
When?: Sunday - June 3rd
Why?: Less than a year ago, the operatically voiced Katie Stelmanis and her cohorts mesmerized a bewitched Cyprus Avenue crowd with 60 minutes of pumping pop hooks that oozed simmering sexuality and bumping electronic beats - click here to read review. A few months later they blew me away again with a just as hypnotic showing at Dorset's annual End of the Road gathering. Not to be missed.

Official website : www.austramusic.com




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Julia Holter

Who?: Julia Holter
When?: Monday - June 4th
Why?: L.A. multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter's second full LP Ekstasis has already self-pencilled itself on to many's album of the year longlist. Similarly to the aforementioned Katie Stelmanis, Holter is classically trained resulting in intelligently baked pop-pie that will have the Kilmainham crowd salivating come June 4th.

Official website : juliashammasholter.com




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- Forbidden Fruit takes place later this year on the grounds of Kilmainham hospital from June 2nd to June 4th
- Tickets priced at Day €49.50/2-Day €89.50/Weekend €115
- For more info visit forbiddenfruit.ie