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Body And Soul


This festival is in Ballinlough Castle,  County WestMeath, not too close to Galway, we know, but we think it’s quite interesting so here is all the information about it.

Body & Soul is a three-day festival that takes place annually across a weekend in late June – around one of Ireland’s oldest feasts: Midsummer’s or The Summer Solstice. Starting off as an idea, shaped and coloured by festivals like Burning Man in the Nevada Desert and the age-old art of celebration, Body&Soul carves an alternative world for artists, musicians and like-minded people to get together, to share ideas and stories that result in a unique and indescribable magic – an atmosphere so often lost in generic festivals and productions.

Among other Realms, you can find during day and night:

  • Midnight Circus: Moonlight & Madness
  • Greencrafts: with a craft village that lives and breaths craft as a dynamic and exciting community.


And some the concerts and DJs you can enjoy:

  • NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (Saturday at 23h)
  • FUCK BUTTONS (Saturday at 1 am)
  • WALLIS BIRD (Sunday at 16 30h)
  • JAMES MURPHY (Friday at 22h)

So, you can see, from electronic music to the personal voice of Nick Cave, all kind of performance to enjoy during the weekend.

Also, important and different, children are very welcome to Body and Soul, you can find a series of Family Friendly Activities, for example the Funky Feet Dance crew; an exciting new Circus School and Ready Steady Balloons; the banging beats of Afro-Irish band Tig Linn; and the ever popular DJ Will Softly presenting the brilliant Soul Kids Disco.

** You can still find tickets here. The weekend ticket is 139 euros. To check all the details for different prices, camping sites, etc, check their great website