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Body & Soul Festival does things differently. The festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle doesn’t just erect some tents and hire stages, it builds bespoke areas to house music and people, it embellishes them with installations, art and a thoughtfulness that makes for a special experience, taking in a walled garden, custom-built bars, an… Read more »

Posted on June 15th, 2015

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In an age where music festivals have become our de facto way of letting loose, it takes a lot for one festival to stand out from the crowd. Body&Soul does things differently. Combining a holistic approach with a creative one means an attention to detail that manifests itself through its location, its custom-built stages and… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2015

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Knockanstockan music and arts festival takes place next month on July 24th and 25th at Blessington Lakes and they’ve just added a nice batch of Irish artists to the existing mix. The additions are: Pete Pamf Elastic Sleep Travis Oaks  The Hard Chargers  Àjó Arkestra  White Chalk  Miriam Donoghue  Loah Discopunks  Tongue Bundle  Pretty Beast  Race… Read more »

Posted on June 11th, 2015

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Body & Soul has become the festival of choice in Ireland. The organisers have an attention to detail and spirit that manifests itself through its location, its custom-built stages, its unique programming with a holistic angle that is felt from its thoughtful talks to music to food and beyond. And it’s only over two weeks… Read more »

Posted on June 4th, 2015

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A pretty cool addition to Electric Picnic anyone? Despacio Is Happiness is a new project by James Murphy and the 2manyDJs boys based around six-hour all-vinyl sets played on a soundsystem that was design by Murphy, his engineer John Klett and McIntosh Laboratory and Jordan Acoustics, that manifests itself in 50,000 watts of power across… Read more »

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

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Bodytonic and Hidden Agenda just threw a spanner in the works for your August bank holiday plans with the reveal of The BeatYard happening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 1st and 2nd. Music guests include: Sister Sledge, Lindstrom, Four Tet, Neneh Cherry, Madlib, I Am The Cosmos, Public Service Broadcasting, Barrington Levy, Horse Meat… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Having recently revealed some of the smaller goings on at the festival on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle including Wonderlust, Myles O’Reilly’s Arbutus Yarns Theatre, Body Holidays 1970’s style holiday camp, Pagoda Stage, Port Royal Jamaican village and more, today Body & Soul revealed Tree Haus, a new stage curated by Homebeat for the festival… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2015

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Friday picks | Saturday picks | Sunday picks | Stage Times | Spotify playlist Friday 1. Nicolas Jaar The Undergrowth Stage: 8:45pm – 10:45pm As part of Darkside, the young Chilean American experimental musician Nico Jar ramped up the spectacle but kept the music on the experimental side. His solo works shares that project’s ambient… Read more »

Posted on May 27th, 2015

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Iceland Airwaves takes place in Reykjavík from November 4th – 8th and they’ve just added 26 bands. Árstídir Battles (US) Beach House (US) Bo Ningen (JP) Brim Dikta Felicita (UK) Axel Flóvent Future Brown (US) Futuregrapher Meilyr Jones (UK) Kero Kero Bonito (UK) Low Roar Mitski (US) Misþyrming Máni Orrason Gísli Pálmi QT (US) Rythmatik Skepta… Read more »

Posted on May 27th, 2015

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