Where and when is Body&Soul Festival on?
Body&Soul 2018 will take place June 22 – 24 2018 in the grounds of Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath.
How much are tickets and where can I buy them?
Tickets are available to purchase from our official ticketing partner Ticketbooth as well as ticketing agent Festicket. Tier 2 tickets are currently on sale at the cost of €169, Tier 3 tickets are €195.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 go on sale in 2018. 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, we release the full programme closer to the event. If you want to follow any updates to the programme sign up to our newsletter.
I am under the age of 20. Can I attend Body&Soul?
Body&Soul 2018 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.
FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL
What food is available?
Body&Soul is a food-lovers festival. 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. There are plenty of vegetarian and even vegan food vendors on site and we can advise if you have any special dietary requirements.
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
1 X 750ml bottle of spirits
3 bottles of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) / or 1 x 2 litre wine box
NOTE: No alcohol permitted on Sunday day passes.
- This applies to all ticket holders, performers and event staff.
- You will be checked at point of wrist-banding.
- Absolutely no re-entry with alcohol once wrist-banded.
- 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?
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.
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.