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Body&Soul Festival announce Blessed Madonna, Denise Chaila, Kojaque, The Murder Capital & more

Body&Soul Festival announce Blessed Madonna, Denise Chaila, Kojaque, The Murder Capital & more


Body & Soul Festival have previously announced Moderat, Gilles Peterson, Shanti Celeste, Sorcha Richardson for the festival’s 13th year in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath from 16 – 18 June, and with the summer festival calendar hotting up, it now has laid out its stall in a more expansive manner with new names announced including Blessed Madonna, Denise Chaila, Kojaque, The Murder Capital, Avalon Emerson, Beth Orton, Gerd Janson, Gwenno, HAAI, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Tinariwen and more.

The lineup in full.

  • Moderat
  • The Blessed Madonna
  • Kojaque
  • The Murder Capital
  • Denise Chaila
  • Kneecap
  • Ailbhe Reddy
  • Anna Mieke
  • Aoife Nessa Frances
  • Avalon Emerson (Ad 93)
  • Bcuc
  • Beth Orton
  • Coco Maria
  • Efa O’Neill
  • Fabio & Grooverider and the Outlook Orchestra (A/V Show)
  • Gerd Janson (Running Back)
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Gwenno
  • HAAI
  • Joy Anonymous
  • Junior Brother
  • Kokoroko
  • Kurt Vile & the Violators
  • Kormac Equivalent Exchange
  • Meute
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Real Lies
  • Ruti
  • Sara Miller
  • Shanti Celeste
  • Sorcha Richardson
  • Thumper
  • Tinariwen
  • Weval
  • Ye Vagabonds
  • Sing Along Social
  • The Pagan Rave

Community takes centre stage this year with a three day celebration of the diverse creative landscape of Ireland. A theme that will be woven into the very fabric of the festival to celebrate the boundary breaking makers, creators, artists, performers and free-thinking festival-goers that have journeyed with Body & Soul year-on-year.

Body & Soul is now clashing with Beyond The Pale on the same weekend.

Body&Soul Tickets

Strictly Over 21’s 

2023 Ticket Packages:

Tier 2 Weekend Camping from €239.00 now available here

Family options: A child add-on ticket is €35 per child + service charge. Up to 2 children may accompany a parent or guardian holding a weekend camping ticket.

Campervan Ticket – €95 + service charge 

Instalment plans, Camper van, bus tickets and boutique camping available via


At the epicentre of the festival lies the Avant Garden – a 17th century garden dedicated to feasting and decadence. Featuring the finer things in life, it is a true discovery at Body & Soul where delicious food, champagne and cocktails are served up against a backdrop of acoustic, jazz and orchestral sounds. Here you can expect the unexpected, such as the First Tastes dating experience, Food on Board, a drag brunch, a pop up restaurant from some of Ireland’s most exciting artisan chefs and the annual Masquerade ‘Solstice’ Costume Ball.

The brand new Sanctuary Stage and Pamper Gardens are the restorative cornerstone of Body & Soul, home to a dedicated wellness programme featuring yoga classes, holistic therapies, seaweed baths, saunas, sound baths and late night ambient immersions.

The Woodlands, a festival favourite, will host large-scale immersive environments fusing sculpture, installation art, performance and sound, along with a heaving party at the Cabin in the Woods and the Dark & Stormy cocktail bar. The Hennessy House will celebrate 50 years of hip hop music and culture with DJs, MCs, artists, dancers and spoken word poets, whilst The Orchard offers a home for the curious – featuring emerging acts and established artists across cabaret, theatre, comedy and culture.

As always with Body & Soul, it’s the nooks and crannies and unexpected surprises that continue to delight festival goers between its myriad of stages.

Emerging after a 2-year hiatus in 2022, Body & Soul reimagined its roots as a smaller, boutique festival with a carefully curated atmosphere. Heading into 2023, it continues to evolve this intimate experience with just 5,000 weekend tickets being made available. Body & Soul remains strictly over 21s but welcomes families back to Ballinlough for this edition, with children aged 13 and below.

Body & Soul is aiming to become Ireland’s first circular festival by 2027. For 2023, the festival continues to lead the way in sustainability by making all campsites 100% Leave No Trace Camping, ensuring that festival-goers recycle their waste and take all of their camping gear home. As a proud member of the EU Green Deal Circular Festivals, Body & Soul collaborates with more than 17 European festivals to collectively reduce our environmental impact on the planet.

Once again, the clarion call goes out to Ireland’s cultural connoisseurs, music lovers, foodies wellness warriors and those in search of adventure to join us for a remarkable Summer Solstice extravaganza.

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