Our reliably left-of-centre line-up mixes emerging talent with legendary acts from across the musical spectrum. With some of the most dynamic and diverse bookings on the island, we get excited about everything. Be it acoustic notes, electronic beats or waves of old-school soul floating through the forest.
Body&Soul has never been solely about the line-up, though we continue to redefine the typical festival format by booking musical pioneers and cult favourites alongside collaborations with Ireland’s foremost collectives. By doing so, we hope to create a vibrant, ear-catching line-up that appeals to every part of the sonic palate. Body&Soul is the place to see the next big artist before they blow up on the scene.
Across seven editions so far, Body&Soul’s stages have welcomed the likes of The Gloaming, Nick Cave, Bonobo, M83, John Talabot, Metronomy, Santigold, Ghostpoet, St. Vincent, Solange, Si Schroeder, Buraka Som Sistema, George Fitzgerald, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Little Dragon, Caribou, Goldfrapp, Mount Kimbie, Glass Animals, Shabazz Palaces, and Ásgeir, to name just a fraction. Here’s the lowdown on some of our stages to give you a feel for what musical delights you’ll find during a weekend in Ballinlough: