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'Great regret' Dublin's Forbidden Fruit festival has been postponed until next year

The organisers of the annual get together that takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham every June Bank Holiday weekend said the current health restrictions “make it impossible for the events to take place this year"

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Forbidden Fruit. Photo: forbiddenfruitfestival

Forbidden Fruit. Photo: forbiddenfruitfestival

Forbidden Fruit. Photo: forbiddenfruitfestival

Festival fans will be disappointed to hear that Dublin's popular Forbidden Fruit has been postponed until next year.

The organisers of the annual get together that takes place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham every June Bank Holiday weekend said the current health restrictions “make it impossible for the events to take place this year".

Irish independent festival and concert promotors POD added: "We would like to say a big thanks to all the artists, managers, agents, crew, partners, production companies, and workers who continue to work alongside us through these difficult times.

"We all need and deserve a Forbidden Fruit Festival to look forward to and are so grateful for your continued trust and support which will help us create a memorable return for our 10th anniversary on the Bank Holiday Weekend June 4 & 5, 2022.

"We will dance together again! But in the meantime: take good care of yourself and those around you!"

POD, who are also behind Waterford’s All Together Now and Metropolis music festivals, were hoping to mark the tenth anniversary of the event this year with a lineup that included Jorja Smith, Peggy Gou, Hot Chip, Fatima Yamaha and Biig Piiig.

Early Bird tickets, starting at €110 for a two-day weekend ticket, for next year’s event are already on sale.

However, this year's Electric Picnic is still on the cards, with Festival Republic saying in early March that they remain hopeful that the vaccination roll out will be complete in sufficient time to allow the festival to go ahead

And MCD announced last year that they are going ahead with their plans to hold Longitude in Marley Park in Dublin this July, with a line-up featuring Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, A$Ap Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat.

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