Body & Soul Festival put tickets on sale and announced a new vibe last month while saying it wasn’t going to announce any acts for the foreseeable.
It now appears that time has come with early birds tickets sold out, Body & Soul has indeed announced a big list of acts for Summer Solstice weekend of 17-19 June in Ballinlough Castle which include:
- Róisín Murphy
- Sampa The Great
- Yves Tumor
- Pillow Queens
- Kelly Lee Owens
- Lee Fields
- Soda Blonde
- Sofia Kourtesis
- Yard Act
- Remi Wolf
- Magdalena Bay
- Sinead O’Brien
- The Bug Club
- The Altered Hours
- Immersive Audio Playback For Jon Hopkins’ Music For Psychedelic Therapy
- Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley On The Birth Of Pop
- Immersive Art From Aoife Dunne
- A Foraging Walk & Siesta Time With Peter Broderick
- Celebrate The Solstice With The Pagan Rave
- Take Brunch With Candy Warhol’s Haus Of Mockie Ah Drag Cabaret
- Sing Along Social
The total tickets available are 5,500 for the three-days.
It also sounds like the main stage will only be used for big “spotlight” acts through out the weekend including a Saturday night show from Róisín Murphy, who has been on the wishlist for the festival for a number of years so great to see her finally land in Ballinlough Castle.
Scottish post-rock band Mogwai will play Sunday night.
As for the Jon Hopkins’ Music for Psychedelic Therapy immersive sonic experience? it will be “housed in a specially designed geodesic dome”, and promises “will transport audiences into different temporal spaces at intervals over the weekend, inspired by the album’s journey across different geographical and cosmological spectrums.”
Artist and musician Peter Broderick will present three-part performance, fusing foraging, with siesta soundscapes and a live performance.
Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley will present a talk and DJ set inspired by his new Faber Social book, Let’s Do It: The Birth of Pop, charting the story of pop, from 1900 to the mid-fifties (his book Yeah Yeah Yeah is a favourite of mine)
Also on the cards is, a Pagan Rave to mark Solstice on Saturday night with costume, fire performance, traditional Irish music and DJs, while Candy Warhol’s Mockie Ah drag haus and queer cabaret show will be serving up brunch in the festival’s ‘Avant Garden’ hub, housed within 17th century walled gardens, where Food On Board returns.
This year’s theme is ‘Betwixt & Between’ – “a nod to the concept of Liminality and the place in which we find ourselves after the last two years.”
Tickets on sale: 9:00am, Tuesday 1 March
2022 Ticket Packages:
Early Bird presale: €200 (sold out)
General Release: €250 + service charge
Instalment plans, Camper van, bus tickets and boutique camping available via bodyandsoul.ie
Body & Soul says in 2022 it will be the first circular festival in Ireland, through a programme of recycling, reusing and repurposing all elements of the festival’s production, with a five year plan to become carbon neutral by 2027.