Body & Soul has announced the first names for its 13th year to Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath for the music, arts and ideas festival for 16 – 18 June 2023.
Lined up on the first team sheet are German supergroup Moderat, consisting of Modeselektor and Apparat, BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Gilles Peterson, Chilean electronic DJ Shanti Celeste, Soweto seven-piece band indigenous funk, hip hop consciousness and punk rock band BCUC: Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, along with two Irish singer-songwriter musicians who released fine albums this year, Sorcha Richardson and Aoife Nessa Frances.
This year, Body & Soul returned with a smaller boutique festival and numbers will remain at 5000 capacity for 2023.
Body & Soul remains strictly over 21s but families are welcome for this edition, with children aged 13 and below. Tickets available from €219 per person.
As with previous years, the festival has a theme and this edition will be community.
Thousands of revellers chose the Leave No Trace Campsite in 2022, and for 2023 Body & Soul continues to lead the way in festival sustainability by making all campsites 100% Leave No Trace. Upscaling our commitment, Body & Soul is a proud part of the EU Green Deal Circular Festivals, collaborating with more than 17 European festivals to collectively reduce environmental impacts as much as possible by 2025. As part of this, Body & Soul is aiming to become Ireland’s first circular festival by 2027, implementing the principles of the circular economy into a sustainable festival model across the entire production.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.