This weekend marks the return of Forbidden Fruit, one of the most anticipated Irish festivals of the year. The two-day festival features a massive lineup with KETTAMA, Mall Grab, Eric Prydz, Annie Mac, and more featuring at the festival, but before you enjoy the music, we answer all of your festival-related questions.

Two-day festival’s don’t get much bigger than Forbidden Fruit in Dublin City. Dublin’s first and longest running music festival returns for its 11th edition. The festival welcomes headliners Central Cee, Rina Sawayama, Eric Prydz, Mall Grab B2B KETTAMA, Annie Mac, Ben Böhmer, Honey Dijon, Eliza Rose and more to the incredible grounds of the Irish Museum Of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.

Before you get ready for the festival, we cover the essentials of what you’ll need to know before arriving at the festival.


Forbidden Fruit takes place on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, 15 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Open & Close Times

Gates open at 14:00 on both Saturday and Sunday and last entry to the festival is at 21:30pm with the last act finishing at 22:45pm.

Ticketmaster Box Opening: Opening 2 Hours before gates & closing at 9pm.


Walk: Pedestrian access is via East Gate, Military Road and West Gate, James St.

Bus from City Centre: Route No 40, No 123, No 13 (every 10-15 min on Friday and Saturday, 20-30 min on Sunday)

Train: The festival site is a 5 minute walk from Heuston Station, otherwise Connolly Station is easily accessible and well connected to other transport.

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.

Mobility Impaired Access: 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.

By Car: There is no parking at the venue. Traffic Restrictions will be in place on Military Road and Kilmainham Lane. The nearest public car park is Park Rite Parking Lot at 7 Queen Street, Dublin 7


Forbidden Fruit is a cashless event. All bars, concessions, and traders will accept contactless payments or chip & PIN payments. Be ready to make any purchases with Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, and contactless cards.


Weekend Tickets: Entry to the event for a weekend ticket holder is only possible with a valid weekend ticket. Your ticket will be scanned once upon arrival each day of the festival. Re-entry is not permitted on the same day. Tickets should be kept during the entire festival to enter the festival premises freely. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Proof of age may be required for all ticket types. Please ensure that you have ID with you in case you are asked.

Day Tickets: Entry to the event is only possible with a valid admission ticket for daily ticket holders. There is no re-admission on day tickets. Note: Searches in operation on the entry to the event.


Food and drink options pictured below.

Set Times

Set times pictured below

Festival Afterparties

Festival Afterparties pictured below

You can purchase final tickets here.

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