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Body & Soul will no longer feature at Electric Picnic

Body & Soul will no longer feature at Electric Picnic

Body & Soul Festival, which had its origins with a wellness, art and music space at Electric Picnic 16 years ago has announced that the partnership between the two festivals is no longer.

Festival director Avril Stanley says in a statement that the festival want to “refocus all of our attention to what the central idea behind Body&Soul is all about: creating an intimate and collaborative festival of the future; one that can embrace social change in a hugely positive way while celebrating an important (and ancient) Irish feast in our own unique, stand-alone style.”

The statement also teases a new festival to come in December 2020 called Ériu.

See the full statement below.


After 10 years as an independent festival, we have decided to step back from our presence and 16-year partnership with Electric Picnic so that we can refocus all of our attention to what the central idea behind Body&Soul is all about: creating an intimate and collaborative festival of the future; one that can embrace social change in a hugely positive way while celebrating an important (and ancient) Irish feast in our own unique, stand-alone style.

We want to work towards bringing back a fresh energy and perspective to Body&Soul at the Summer Solstice Festival in Ballinlough and for our new winter festival ÉRIU (December 2020).

We are adding a new sense of Purpose to our festival pillars of Sustainability, Wellbeing, Creativity, Culture and Family and we hope to focus all of our efforts in bringing something different to the landscape of Irish festivals into the next ten years.

The Body&Soul Family celebrates the many amazing moments in our first festival home and wishes the Electric Picnic every success in the future.

Yours in Reckless Love,
Avril Stanley
Founder
Body&Soul Festival

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