FAQs

TICKETING

Where and when is Body&Soul Festival on?
Body&Soul 2017 will take place June 23 – 25 2017 in the grounds of Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath.
How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

Tickets are available to pre-sale registrants from Thursday November 24th and remaining tickets will go on general release on Friday November 25th. There is a three tiered ticket price system: Tier 1: €135, Tier 2: €165, Tier 3: €195. Instalment tickets are also available. The event is strictly over 20s and photo ID will be required (passport / driver’s licence / Garda age cards).

I lost my ticket, what can I do?
Please contact our ticket provider on +353 1 903 9163. Please have your booking reference to hand when contacting them.
I'm bringing my child, does he need a ticket?

Body&Soul Festival is an over 20s event. Photo ID will have to be presented if age is in question. However, children under 12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a parent with a Family Camping Ticket (max. two children per ticket-holding adult) or a Sunday Day Ticket. You register your child at the point of sale via Ticketbooth. 13-19 year olds are not permitted, even when accompanied by an adult.

 

Can I get a one day ticket?

Sunday tickets will now go on sale on May 23rd, 2017. Sunday ticket holders are not permitted access to the campsites. Sunday ticket holders cannot bring alcohol into the festival site.

 

 

Is there a full programme available for download?

Yes! Download from bodyandsoul.ie/maps-timetables/

I am under the age of 20. Can I attend Body&Soul?

Body&Soul 2017 is a strictly over 20s event and photo ID will be required to gain entrance(passport / driver’s licence / Garda age cards). This policy was introduced in order to maintain the original ethos and atmosphere that the festival has grown from, one that has traditionally focused on cultivating a unique programme for a slightly older audience within the Irish art and music scene.

We hope that those currently under 20 will join us for future festivals. We aspire to take you on a magical adventure within the realm that is Body&Soul.

 

FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL

What food is available?

Body&Soul is a food-lovers festival. Find out about the gastronomic indulgences that were at Body&Soul Festival 2016 here. We pride ourselves on the food vendors we invite to Ballinlough and ensure that everything sold on site is Fair Trade and as locally sourced as possible.

 

 

ALCOHOL POLICY

How much alcohol am I allowed to bring with me?

Each individual is permitted to bring the below amount of alcohol provided it isn’t in glass containers. Decant your spirits and wine into plastic bottles before you arrive!

EACH INDIVIDUAL IS PERMITTED:

24 X 500 ml cans of beer, cider or ready mix drinks

Or

1 X 750ml bottle of spirits

Or

3 bottles of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) / or 1 x 2 litre wine box

NOTE: No alcohol permitted on Sunday day passes.

  1. This applies to all ticket holders, performers and event staff.
  2. You will be checked at point of wrist-banding.
  3. Absolutely no re-entry with alcohol once wrist-banded.
  4. Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring any alcohol – it will be confiscated at point of wrist-banding.
Can I bring my alcohol into the arena?

Yes, you can. Body&Soul operates a free flow policy, which means you can bring your personal limit of alcohol that you brought to the festival into the arenas. We’re sound like that. 

 

  • There will be no further searches once you have been admitted to the festival – search is at point of entry only.
  • Liquids of any sort, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, can be brought wherever you wish.
  • No glass containers are permitted on site whatsoever but decanting services are available at the main entrance where 1 litre plastic bottles are available for €1.
  • There are free water points throughout the site. 
  • Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival site. 

However, you can not re-enter the festival with alcohol. If you leave and come back, you won’t be allowed to bring more alcohol with you.

FAMILIES AT BODY&SOUL

What is included in a family ticket?

We’re aware that families come in all shapes and sizes. With that in mind, our family ticket grants one adult and two children access to the Family Campsite. The Family Campsite includes its own independent entrance, dedicated shower and toilet facilities and the invitation to enjoy the full programme of Soul Kids activities on offer. If your family includes more than one adult, then each additional adult should purchase their own Family Camping ticket at the same price as a traditional Weekend Camping pass.

Learn more about Family Camping here

Learn more about Soul Kids here

Can children over 12 attend the festival?

Currently Body&Soul only provides appropriate programming for children under 12. Our Family Campsite activities and Soul Kids area are specifically designed with under 12s in mind and we don’t currently provide adequate support for teenagers. For this reason we restrict family tickets to children 12 and under.

Can I book a place in a Quiet Campsite?

This year there is no specific “Quiet Camping” area. We suggest those looking for a more relaxed, quiet campsite book a place in the Us&You Campsite. This ecologically focussed space is likely to provide a more laid-back camping experience

What is the Us&You Campsite?

Our Us&You campsite is a pre-registration only campsite, dedicated to those with a greener conscience. Campers here commit to recycling their waste and taking all of their camping gear and engaging with our zero waste policy.

You can register for Us&You camping here

CAMPERVANS / CARAVANS

Can I bring a campervan?
Yes. We ask that you ensure you actually have a campervan before purchasing a campervan pass, as they are limited and sell out early each year. Ordinary commercial vehicles of any type will not be permitted so please do not purchase a campervan pass for anything other than a purpose-built or adapted live-in vehicle. We would define this as having its own in-built kitchen facilities and toilet. Tents are not permitted in the campervan area.
Does everyone who wants to enter the campervan area also need to buy a campervan pass for themselves?
No, only one campervan pass is required per campervan. After that, anyone travelling with it or using it just needs a standard weekend ticket.
Can I pitch a tent beside my campervan?
Tents cannot be pitched in the campervan area for health and safety reasons.
Is there an electric hook up for my campervan?
There are no electric hook ups for campervans.
Can I bring a generator for my campervan?
No, generators are prohibited on the festival grounds.
Can I park a commercial style van (hi-ace, transit, etc.) in the campervan area if I have a campervan pass?
No, sorry. Only proper purpose-built or adapted live-in vehicles will be permitted.
Can I bring a caravan?
Yes, you can park a caravan in the campervan area. However, once positioned you will need to unhitch and park your car in one of the car parks. Please note that a campervan pass will need to be purchased for your caravan.

CAMPING

What Access camping facilities are available?

Body&Soul is committed to providing an accessible and enjoyable experience for customers with disabilites and specific requirements. We are working hard to make adjustments and additions to the festival in order to make it as accessible as possible. Please have a look at our ACCESS campsite page for more detailed information.

What is the Us&You campsite?

The Us&you campsite is a ‘green campsite’ for conscious campers. It’s where the soundest people at the festival camp, basically. We strive to make the festival more environmentally sustainable. We won a ‘Greener Festival Award‘ two years ago for our efforts and we want to take things further. As always, we need You to help Us to achieve this. Read more here.

Can I park my car beside my tent?
No, vehicles are not permitted into any of the campsites or the campervan area for health and safety reasons.
Summer Solstice Weekend, June 22 - 24 June 2018