Forbidden Fruit, which takes place in Dublin's Royal Hospital in Kilmainham and which was due to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year, has been rescheduled for next year’s June Bank Holiday weekend due to the pandemic.

In a statement, Irish independent festival and concert promotors POD said that "despite all efforts, the current health restrictions make it impossible for the events to take place this year".

POD, who are also behind Waterford’s All Together Now and Metropolis music festivals, 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!"

The line-up for the cancelled 2020 Forbidden Fruit had 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.

Meanwhile, Festival Republic have said they remain hopeful that this year's Electric Picnic will go ahead this year.

Speaking in early March they said, "The Electric Picnic team remain hopeful that the vaccination roll out will be complete in sufficient time to allow the festival to go ahead obviously but remain in Government hands for that."

Last year, Irish concert promoters MCD announced 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.