Unmissable events at this year's Body & Soul 5 years ago

Unmissable events at this year's Body & Soul

Brought to you by Bulmers. 

Here's what you could be enjoying.


Body & Soul is more than just a music festival and it offers an eclectic line-up of bands, comedians, performance art and other intriguing spectacles. With such an extensive line-up, it can be hard to know what you really need to see.

So we've picked through the line-up to bring you a list of unmissable events at this year's Body & Soul.



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London-based multi-instrumentalist Joseph Mount combines pop sensibilities with a sound that taps into rock and electronic music for his Metronomy side project.



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Vitalic’s blend of techno, electro and house will get the party started with some thumping, hard-edged beats and catchy rhythms.

Bulmers Lounge


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Set in the walled gardens of the Ballinlough Castle orchard, the Bulmers Lounge tent and outdoor area feature an impressive line-up of music, song, theatre and storytelling. A packed line-up features everything from the comedic shape-throwing of Lords of Strut and the wordplay of RED PILL Poetry Collective to the trad-rap stylings of MissElayneous & DJ FunkTom and the dark stylings of SILLK.

There'll also be graffiti battles taking place between some of Ireland's best street artists. They'll battle it out over three days to see who can emerge as the Body & Soul champion with the best live graffiti demonstrations. With the likes of Shane Ha from Devon, England, Dubliner Niall O'Lochlainn and Arklow's Kayde Middleton all taking part, you can expect some seriously high standards and plenty of friendly rivalry!



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This long-running alt-country group have established themselves as masters of reinvention, co-opting hip hop elements for their latest album “Flotus” but still retaining their distinctive sound.

The Immerse Spa Experience

How many festivals give you a chance to enjoy restorative spa treatments, bubbling hot tubs and freshly-run baths with organic Fucus Serratus Seaweed from the West Coast of Ireland and reviving Epsom salts. It's the perfect way to clear the cobwebs out and relax. The presence of showers is also a godsend to any festival goer!

Sleaford Mods

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This English outfit marry hip hop sensibilities with a punk sound to produce angry and insistent music that always has something to say.

The Sanctuary Therapies

Fancy a bit of acupressure, an Ayurvedic yoga massage or a therapeutic Aura-Soma session? Well, get down to the Sanctuary Therapies to enjoy more treatments that you can possibly imagine. This may be one of those rare instances that you come back from a festival feeling more refreshed than when you got there.


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Scottish DJs JD Twitch and JG Wilkes bring their 20th anniversary party, Optimo20, to Body & Soul. Festival goers are in good hands with those two veteran crowd pleasers.

Lighthouse Cinema

The Lighthouse Cinema is back with another selection of classic flicks for festival goers. This year's films include My Girl, The Lost Boys, The Neverending Story, Stop Making Sense and Spiceworld. Screenings will be held at the Library of Progress tent from 9.30pm each night.


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This eclectic outfit reference everything from jazz, house, soul, rock and world music to produce a musically dense and beautiful sound.

King Kong Kompany

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King Kong Kompany won the ‘Best Live Act 2016’ award from Pure M Magazine and the Irish group have been winning audiences over with their mash-up of dance, dub, and rock licks.


This celebration of the natural world takes place over three stages and includes musical acts, nature experts, actors, photographers, artists and illustrators. You can catch everything from events to live music performances to workshops to positive energy sessions. It's a chance to get in touch with your inner Earth spirit and celebrate the world around us.

La Femme

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French band La Femme tap into influences as diverse as psychedelia, surf rock, electronica and more to produce a krautrock sound that’s steeped in attitude.

A Tribe called Red

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A powerful combination of Canadian First Nations music, hip hop and dubstep gives A Tribe called Red an idiosyncratic and high-energy sound that promises to get the crowd going at Body & Soul.

For more information on this year's line-up of events, check out the website. Please drink responsibly. 

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