Just before I get started, this is a guide through the eyes of myself (Four Four) and I am predominately into techno and house music, which Forbidden Fruit has tonnes to offer! So if you are wondering who to go and see this weekend, continue reading and I’ll take you through Saturday and Sunday of one of the most anticipated festivals of the year.
I’d recommend you get there nice an early both days, but roughly around 3pm on Saturday so you can park yourself in the Lighthouse Stage for two hours to catch one of Dublin’s best selectors, Bobofunk, followed by the Sligo boys, Brame & Hamo. You’ve got an hour break now, so why not go and fill up on some pints at the Bulmers bar, or grab a donut at Aungier Danger, you’re going to need it, as the next two performances will be special. First up, Dublins favourite Aussie, Mall Grab, returns to the city after his standout performance in the Button Factory, as well as his Metropolis set. Now it’s time for the big dogs, Orbital at the Main Stage! These guys are one of the leading forces in electronic music over the past three decades with tracks like ‘Belfast’ and ‘Chime’, but what makes this performance special is, they have recently reformed after splitting up a while back. Once you see the lasers on their heads, you will be hooked.
There’s so many good acts on this day, expect to be moving around a lot if you want to catch all of them. Get there even earlier than yesterday because you have to catch DJ Deece opening then Main Stage, fresh of the back of his Boiler Room debut the day beforehand. No messing around after as you’ll be heading straight over to catch Hybrasil followed by the musical genius that is Kink. Unfortunately you will have to leave Kink early to catch one of the rising stars in dance music at the moment, Denis Sulta at the Lighthouse Stage. Now we come to the ‘clash’ stage. What act you are want to see next takes some thought, as Moderat are clashing with Nicolas Jaar and Fatima Yamaha. I’d recommend Moderat because their live show is outstanding! Following on from these clashes comes more. Aphex Twin, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Maceo Plex all play at the same time too, and depending on what genre you like most, that should be the decider. For me, there is no artist that can overshadow the legend that is Aphex Twin, so get down to the Main Stage before he starts and witness his brilliance.