Body&Soul at Electric Picnic
For three days and nights, the creative minds behind Body&Soul transform the small corner of a Co. Laois estate into a beautifully stitched together, fantastical landscape lined with glowing lights and vibrant installations. Set in a sloping natural amphitheatre, a collection of specially-constructed stages sit side-by-side with unexpected hideaways and thrilling surprises.
The Body&Soul village is a realm of two halves and contrasting attractions: celebrating day and night, both a place of calm and of mischief, of relaxation and wild abandon. With a thousand things to do and a hundred friends to meet, this village is where Body&Soul began in Ireland and it still upholds that warm, fuzzy heartbeat inside the vast landscape of Electric Picnic. Visit the Body&Soul area of Electric Picnic here, listen to our festival playlist here or read on…
A myriad of pathways leading to quirky little sitting rooms, bubbling hot tubs, colourful cafés and music-filled tipis. Stumble on acoustic sessions, yoga and massage, theatrical performances or a colourful pocket of peace.
To the Zen Gardens, and find a specialist therapist made just for you. Venture into the stunningly constructed Peace Pagoda. Step into creative workshops, healing journeys and hand-crafted corners where you can sit back, relax and watch the surrounding electric energy as it passes you by.
At the Immerse Spa Experience where you can soak in the healing waters of our open-air wood-fired hot tubs with your loved ones. Immerse Spa Experience has been designed to revitalise and heighten the senses, restoring radiance and vitality.
If you’re looking for a more personal touch, there are open-air seaweed and epsom salt baths with an unlimited supply of hot water on tap. Freshly harvested by hand on the west coast of Ireland, the seaweeds (Fucus Serratus) are naturally detoxifying and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Step into a revitalising Balinese Boreh Steam room and experience a luxurious detox to soothe those dancing shoes.
Online bookings for the Immerse Spa Experience & the Zen Gardens are now open here.
At the art pieces dotted across the expanse of the Body&Soul realm, a world of imagination presented by a collaborative of artists from all over the country and overseas including sculptors, painters, carpenters, weavers, welders, dancers and ringmasters, all dreaming under the Body&Soul umbrella to bring you a little piece of their own magic.
An ethereal dancehall filled with soulful spectres and bygone beats, The Haunt will hark back to the best Blues and Jazz of the early 20th Century. Transport yourself to an alternate universe where the gramophone is still king and phantoms rule the decks. Take high tea with a twist at the Tiny Tea Tent, treat yourself to a topsy turvy lunch at the Hurly Burly or indulge in roots, reggae and natural goodness at Natasha’s Living Food Emporium.
Start plotting your adventure, we’re ready to play.
The Body&Soul Stage
Set in a sloping natural amphitheatre in the heart of the Body&Soul village, our hand-crafted sustainable stage is always pulsing with excitement and reverberating with the best and brightest acts from home and abroad.
The EarthShip Stage
Constructed from found and recycled materials The EarthShip Stage is famous for its closing party filled with debauchery, a stacked programme of folk and indie darlings side by side with banging sets from Ireland’s best DJs and inventive artists of all stripes. Go on a sonic adventure and we’ll see you on the other side…
The Peace Pagoda at Electric Picnic is an alternative music sanctuary at the heart of the festival. Found in the Healing Area of Body&Soul the area offers a programme of ambient and electronic music for the first two days while Sunday is famous for its closing party.
Acts to be announced soon…
Reliably inspiring, The Bandstand will once again play host to some of the country’s most exciting up and coming acts interspersed with colourful light shows, rhythmic dancing and unpredictable performances of all genres.