After last year’s festival fell on the hottest weekend of the year, Body & Soul year two has a lot to live up to. In terms of line-up and non-music activities though, it looks to have the edge.

Musically, you’ve got alternative electronica: The Field, Plaid, Nicolas Jaar, Lamb, Joris Voorn, Toby Kaar, Brandt Brauer Frick and Mount Kimbie. Live electronica with Toro Y Moi, Delorean, Daithí, and Darkstar. Folk from Lisa Hannigan and Lisa O’Neill and others. Post-rock styles from Halves, The Jimmy Cake, Holy Fuck and Cloud Castle Lake. There’s reggae legends Lee Scratch Perry and Don Letts and a host of world-facing DJ sets from Donal Dineen, DJ Izem and more.

As for non-musical entertainment, there’s all you’d expect: arts, crafts, forest hot tubs, a masquerade bal, kids garden, art installations and a five-course banquet feast. Nom.

I didn’t get a chance to visit last year but the photos from State and Sara Devine made Ballinlough Castle with its stone-walled gardens and woods look like an ideal place to have a festival. Tickets are €99 with Weekend Tickets: €109, Sunday Day Tickets €55, Campervan Tickets €30. All through Travel info.

[ Running Order: Main Stage | Merkaba Electronic | Casa Habana ]

Ticket Giveaway

So I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to this weekend’s festivities. All you have to do is email the answer to this question to with your full name before Thursday at noon.

What city are Delorean from?

In the meantime, here’s some tunes from artists playing to help you reach a decision about going or not:

HOLY FUCK / Red Lights

Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Xinobi Remix) by XINOBI

Zamami – Plaid by malkovichmalkovich

Jetta’s Palace by The Jimmy Cake

Would Know by mountkimbie

Field – “The More That I Do”

Sacred Animals – Wired, Islands (Toby Kaar’s Treefrog Dub) by TobyKaar


Lisa O’Neill – Bobby D by MondoManagement

Lisa Hannigan – Lille

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