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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 Tickets.ie. 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 [email protected] 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

NICOLAS JAAR ∆ SELECTED WORKS

Lisa O’Neill – Bobby D by MondoManagement

Lisa Hannigan – Lille


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