Camping

camping
Camping

    Camping throughout the summer solistice weekend in the beautiful grounds of Ballinlough Castle is a key highlight of the festival experience. Finding the right campsite for you and making sure you and your tribe find a cosy festival home is crucial for having your best festival. There's a number of options to help you along.

    Weekend tickets include access to either the Us & You Eco Campsite, our flagship campsite for those with a greener outlook where campers commit to 'leave no trace' or our General Campsite. You select between the two when booking your ticket - there's no extra cost for the Us & You Eco Campsite, just a positive shift in outlook.

    Other options include specific arrangements for Family Camping, Access Camping, Campervans, Family Campervans and of course Boutique Camping Options for those who are indulging in something a little bit special for this year's Body & Soul. We have three Boutique camping suppliers Silk Road, LPM Bohemia and Pitched Perfect.

    You can also choose to arrive on style and pick up the tent and camping gear you need with a package from Pitched Perfect.

    Click on the options below for further details:

    MAIN CAMPING AREAS

    US & YOU ECO CAMPING

    US & YOU ECO CAMPING

    Our flagship campsite for those with a greener conscience. Us&You campers commit to recycling their waste and taking all of their camping gear home with them, in exchange we make it the best place to camp with priority entry, its own dedicated facilities and coffee shop as well as lots of great extras. Choose Us&You when you purchase your ticket to be part of the change.


    General Camping


    General Camping is included in the price of your ticket. It’s got everything you need for a brilliant weekend under canvas. The campsite is first-come, first-served and is equipped with toilets, water stations, and access routes to showers and food traders.


    ​ ACCESS CAMPING

    Body & Soul is committed to being an accessible festival. If you can’t have fun, neither can we. For that reason, we’re always striving to improve accessibility. Body&Soul is an outdoor festival in a wooded and green area, so there aren’t many hard-standing paths. There are some marquees and sheltered areas, but weather and ground conditions are variable. Please consider this before purchasing a ticket. If you require Access Camping facilities please contact us directly at accesscamping@bodyandsoul.ie


    PAMPER THE CAMPER

    PAMPER THE CAMPER

    Arrive in style and let us take care of the nitty gritty with prepaid tents. We have a range of tents depending on how many people you plan to shack up with and all the accessories you’ll need to make sure you’re snug and cosy. We have several options to cater for all levels of adventurousness:

    • Prepay for your tent and arrange to collect it with Pamper the Camper at our General Campsite on the day. You can even organise Pamper Packs with all the weekend essentials to keep you pristine!

    Your tent is yours to keep, so remember to pack it up and take it home once you’ve enjoyed your festival weekend. Book your Pamper the Camper package on their website here

    Take a look at the picture to the left to check out what you can buy onsite!


    BOUTIQUE CAMPING SUPPLIERS

    LPM Bohemia


    LPM Bohemia's available packages include 4m Bell Tents. See website below for further details.

    Dust off your dancing shoes on your very own doormat before kicking back on your festival bed. With Boutique Camping at Body&Soul you don’t have to compromise on comfort to get the full festival experience. Our Boutique Campsite includes dedicated toilets and showers and our range of rented tents ranges from top of the range to affordable comfort. It is a secure campsite with access to toilets and showers. Wristbands will be presented to you upon check-in, which are required for access to this area. Packages do not include festival entry.

       http://www.luxurycamping.ie/body-soul/

    Pitched Perfect

    Pitched Perfect offering a luxurious camping experience during your stay at Body & Soul. Each tent is pre-pitched on your arrival and the tents used are durable, waterproof and includes plenty of room on the external porch to keep your belongings. Each of the tents are fire retardant and have a waterproof integrated groundsheet as standard. Pitched Perfect will have packages catering to all group sizes and include: Dedicated showers, toilets & 24hr security Exclusive access to the Pamper Parlour, Double Airbed, Sleeping bags, Storage porch. Packages do not include festival entry. View available packages on their website below.

       https://pitchedperfect.ie/product-category/body-soul/

    Silk Road

    Silk Road Tents combines unique innovative designs with a timeless tradition of skilled craftsmen working with the finest materials. See their available packages HERE

    Dust off your dancing shoes on your very own doormat before kicking back on your festival bed. With Boutique Camping at Body&Soul you don’t have to compromise on comfort to get the full festival experience. Our Boutique Campsite includes dedicated toilets and showers and our range of rented tents ranges from top of the range to affordable comfort. Boutique Camping is still available via our suppliers.

       https://silkroadtents.com/festivals/body-soul/

    Campervans

    Campervans Tickets & Family Campervan Tickets

    For normal Campervan Tickets and Family Campervan details see the Q&A below.


    Camping FAQ

    What is Body & Soul?

    You are invited to enter a parallel world of spellbinding music and performance, immersive art installations, mind-expanding workshops, thought-provoking discussions, glittering woodland discos, soothing wood-fired hot tubs and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.

    In the last decade Body & Soul has transformed from a back garden gathering to a bustling village of arts and music that exists for just a few short days each year in the wild Irish countryside. Taking all the energy and power from the longest day of the year, our Body & Soulers bring their most magnificent selves to the table, coming with open minds and ears, looking to connect, reconnect and dance their socks off.

    Tickets are not yet available for our 2020 incarnation. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our plans for next year.

    How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

    Tickets are not yet available for Body & Soul 2020. JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER to be the first to know about our exciting plans for June 2020.

    I want to bring my child, do they 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/legal guardian 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. For further details see the dedicated Families section of our FAQ.

    I’m under the age of 20, can I attend Body & Soul?

    Body & Soul is a strictly over 20s event and you are required to provide proof of age when you attend (driver’s license/passport/ Garda ID). Our age guidelines are due to the nature of our programming, which we feel is best suited to those 20 and over. We do however provide a children’s programme for children under 12 and you can attend with your children by purchasing a family ticket. See above query for more details.

    I can’t go anymore, can I get a refund?

    All Tickets are non-refundable.

    What about if I want to give my ticket to a friend?

    You can transfer a ticket to a friend by logging into your Ticketbooth account and paying a name change fee. We require that the correct name is on your ticket in order to enter the festival.

    There's a problem with my ticket/I haven't recieved my ticket. What should I do?

    All ticket queries/issues are dealt with by emailing support@ticketbooth.eu.
    If you have problems and have already arrived on the festival site during the festival weekend go to the Ticketbooth Desk at the Box Office at the main entrance.

    Can I buy a ticket on the door?

    IF tickets are still available, you can buy tickets at the Box Office at the festival site during the Box Office opening hours strictly subject to availability.


    What is the Us&You Campsite? Why should I book an Us&You Ticket?

    Us & You is our nicest campsite. Us & You campers help us make the festival sustainable by committing to leave no trace.

    I want to camp in the Boutique Campsite, what are my options?

    For those who want to experience Body & Soul in STYLE, we have some extraordinary boutique camping options available in our dedicated boutique campsite, ranging from pre-pitched tents, Bell tents, tipis and yurts. Book through our partners at Silk Road, LPM Bohemia and Pitched Perfect.
    Terms and conditions apply and you may be required to pay a deposit, please read these before you purchase.

    I want to pick up a tent and festival essentials at the festival, how can I do this?

    We work with Pamper the Camper to provide tents, camping accessories, full camping packages, chair rental, Eco Kartents, and festival essentials that you can collect at the festival.

    Can I park my car beside my tent?

    No, vehicles are not permitted into any of the campsites for health and safety reasons. For CAMPERVANS see below.

    What about if I have a campervan?

    Campervans are permitted into either the campervan area or the family campervan area with a Campervan Ticket or a Family Campervan Ticket. We would define a campervan as having its own built-in kitchen, sink and fitted bed. Campervan passes are available via our ticketing provider, Ticketbooth. You can purchase yours here. You’ll need one campervan pass per vehicle + a normal weekend ticket for everyone staying in the van and this is required for you to enter your campervan area. We do not permit tents to be pitched beside your campervan and there are no electrical hookups or generators allowed in the campervan area for health and safety reasons.

    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.

    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 my pet?

    No, we don’t allow pets on site.

    Can I bring a gazebo?

    No, we don’t allow gazebos for health and safety reasons.

    Does Body & Soul have a Green Policy?

    Yes! You can read about our award-winning commitment to sustainability. HERE

    What is the smoking policy?

    Smoking is not allowed inside any structures at the festival and this includes your own tent!

    What is included in a Family Ticket?

    We’re aware that families come in all shapes and sizes. With that in mind, our Family Weekend ticket admits one adult and up to two children access to the Family Campsite for the same price as a regular adult Weekend Ticket. You don't pay extra for the kids. If your family includes more than one adult, then each additional adult should purchase their own Family Camping ticket.
    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.
    All adults camping on the Family campsite should arrive with the children to pick up their wristband. Groups and Individuals not attending the festival with accompanying children are not permitted access to the family campsite.

    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 is 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. 13-19 year olds cannot be admitted to Body & Soul.

    I want to arrive at the Family Campsite before my children, can I gain access?

    Our policy is that adults must be with their children in order to gain access to the family campsite. Families have a dedicated entrance to their campsite away from other campers and it is a requirement that you have your children with you in order to obtain your wristbands and gain access to the family campsite.

    Who can camp in the Family Camping area?

    Only adults with family ticket wristbands and their children. If you are an adult, camping as part of a family, you need a family ticket.

    What if we are bringing a campervan for the family?

    Families brining a campervan should buy Family Weekend Tickets for each accompanying adult AND also one campervan pass per campervan.
    If you purchased a family campervan pass you can enter the festival site via the campervan entrance, from here you will be directed to the family campervans area. If you do not wish to camp in the family campsite please purchase a general campervan pass..

    Can I bring food with me?

    Yes, of course. We have designated barbeque areas in our campsites for you to bring your own disposable barbeques and cook there. Please note, for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow gas camping stoves on site.

    Our Alcohol Policy:

    Each individual is permitted to bring the amount of alcohol below, provided it isn’t in glass containers. No glass bottles are allowed on site. Decant your spirits and wine into plastic bottles before you arrive!
    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.
    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 with me into the arena?

    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 or wherever you wish. There will be no further searches once you have been admitted to the festival – search is at point of entry only. No glass containers are permitted on site whatsoever but decanting services are available at the main entrance where 1 litre reusable plastic bottles are available for €1. There are free Water Points throughout the site. You cannot leave the festival site and re-enter with alcohol.

    How do I book a treatment or workshop for The Sanctuary?

    Bookings for The Sanctuary in 2020 are not yet open. Sign up to our NEWSLETTERto be the first to know about our exciting plans for 2020.

    I want to book in for a hot tub with the Immerse Spa Experience, how do I do it?

    The Immerse Spa Experience is where you can find our wood-fired hot tubs and Irish seaweed baths and it is available to book either on site in person at the festival or through our online booking system. Booking is not yet available for 2020.

    How can I stay safe at the festival?

    Body&Soul is a beautiful festival filled with wonderful characters and we are delighted to invite you take part in our celebration of the summer solstice in 2019. An important part of taking part is staying safe while on your way to the festival, while you are there and on your way home after an incredible weekend under the stars.
    We would like to offer you, our visitors, advice on how to take good care of yourself. Below we have created 10 tips on how to have the best festival experience.

    1. Driving to and from the festival

    DO NOT USE SATNAV & FOLLOW ROAD SIGNAGE

    We have carefully designed a traffic management plan for the event, to ensure a smooth and safe entry to the site for everyone. This means that following your sat nav might not be the most helpful thing to do, as it may bring you to a road closure or onto a route with restricted access. Please follow instructions on our website for your fastest route into the festival. Also, please drive safe, be aware of road conditions and national speed limits, and never ever drink and drive.

    2. When camping, think about the fire risk

    Tents, sleeping bags and other clothing and equipment may be flammable. Smoking in your tent is very dangerous, especially as you might get cosy and fall asleep with a lit cigarette! Please do not smoke in your tent.

    3. Be prepared for any type of weather

    Be prepared for the fickleness of the Irish weather, it may change rapidly. You may leave your campsite wearing sunnies in the morning, but by the afternoon it can be pouring down rain.

    4. Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk

    Body&Soul does not condone the use of illegal drugs and encourages all of our patrons to please drink responsibly. If you choose to use alcohol or other drugs, please do so consciously. Please be aware that drugs may contain adulturants or be high potency.

    5. Think for yourself, care about others

    Please take care of yourself, watch out for each other, and know that you can find help all around you. If you see someone who needs medical attention or a helping hand, keep the positive vibe alive and be a friend to a friend in need.

    6. Pace yourself: eat, sleep, dance

    Take your time to recharge and make sure to get enough sleep. Treat yourself to some healthy foods to resupply your energy levels.

    7. Don’t push your limits. Be responsible

    Celebrate, dance, be wild, but do it within your own limits.

    8. Take your time to chill

    Are you partying in a hot and humid area? Please prevent yourself from overheating and once in a while, take a break from dancing.

    9. Always have safe sex

    Not going home alone? Made a new friend, did you? Good for you! But stay smart and be wary of taking strangers back to your camp. Make sure a friend knows who you’re with and where you are, and always, always use condoms.

    10. The First Aid is your friend

    If you or your friend is not feeling well, don’t be afraid to visit the First Aid Post or any of the venue’s staff. The First Aid post is a non-judgmental confidential space for you to go at the event. Be honest if substances were taken, this will make it easier for the officers to help you.

    REMEMBER: Drink or Drug Driving is illegal and dangerous for yourself and others. Please do not drive a vehicle to or from the event if you are intoxicated. If you plan to drink alcohol at Body & Soul, plan your journey in advance of coming to make sure you have a safe way to get home.
    It takes about one hour for the body to process a standard drink. So, for example, if you drink 5 glasses of beer, 5 small glasses of wine, or 5 single measures of spirits you would need to wait at least five hours before it is safe to drive.


    Is there public WiFi

    No. There is no public WiFi at Body & Soul

    Is there a phone charging point?

    Yes there is a phone charging point in the general campsite marked on our public map. It's a good idea to bring a power bank if you have one.

    Tickets

    BODY & SOUL FESTIVAL 2020

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