The life, body and soul of the party

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - By Lau­ren Mur­phy

Af­ter the run­away suc­cess of last year’s event, the Body & Soul Fes­ti­val will re­turn to the grounds of Ballinlough Cas­tle, Co West­meath, in June. A spin-off of the hugely pop­u­lar area of the same name at Elec­tric Pic­nic, the in­au­gu­ral fes­ti­val sold out in 2010, buoyed by hot tem­per­a­tures and blue skies.

The line-up for this year’s fes­ti­val on June 18th and 19th in­cludes Amer­i­can in­stru­men­tal­ists Holy Fuck, Swedish elec­tronic mu­si­cian The Field, dub­step act Mount Kim­bie, Lamb, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ar­borea, The Cor­re­spon­dents, Toro y Moi, Plaid, DJ Joris Voorn and Brandt Brauer Frick. Ir­ish acts on the ini­tial list in­clude Daithí Ó Dronaí, Cloud Cas­tle Lake and Lisa O’Neill.

More names will be an­nounced in the com­ing months. There’ll also be nu­mer­ous art in­stal­la­tions, a Soul Kids gar­den, a hot tub area and the re­turn of the moon­lit Satur­day Night Mas­quer­ade Ball, be­fore a clos­ing lake­side fire cer­e­mony on Sun­day night.

“The ex­cit­ing thing about the week­end is that you never know what to ex­pect – but you’re guar­an­teed to walk away with a whole new per­spec­tive on what a fes­ti­val can ac­tu­ally be,” said fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Avril Stan­ley. Lim­ited early-bird week­end camp­ing tick­ets are on sale now for ¤99, with Sun­day-only tick­ets priced at ¤55. bodyand­soul.ie

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