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Body & Soul

Body & Soul

Body & Soul is Ireland’s longest-running independent festival, now entering its 13th year at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath. Boutique, unique and carefully curated, Body & Soul is equal parts damn fine party and restorative escape.

Where & When?

Where & When?

Body & Soul Festival 2023 will take place on the Summer Solstice Weekend, 16 – 18 June at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. 

Tickets

How much are tickets and where can I buy them?

We operate a tier system for tickets ranging from €189 (Early Birds) to €249 (Tier 4) for Leave No Trace Weekend camping tickets. 

They are available through our website here. Payment plans are also available.

Click here to purchase your ticket now. 

Early Birds @ €189 + service charge (SOLD OUT)

Tier 1 @ €219.00  + service charge (SOLD OUT)

Tier 2 @ €239.00  + service charge

Tier 3 @ €249.00  + service charge

*Child ticket add on @ €35 per child + service charge

Camper vans @ €95 + service charge

*Up to 2 x Children under the age of 13 are permitted to enter the festival with each adult ticket holder.

How many tickets will be sold in 2023

To ensure an absolutely exceptional meticulously curated experience for you, we’re limiting weekend tickets to 5,000 for 2023 only. A limited number of Sunday day tickets will be available a month prior to the event.

Ticketing Enquiries

For all ticketing enquiries please contact: 

support@ticketbooth.eu

For other non-ticketing related enquiries please review our FAQ. If the FAQ’s don’t answer your question, please contact us via direct message on our Facebook page @BodyandSoulIreland

I have questions about my ticket. What should I do?

Please email support@ticketbooth.eu for support with your ticket.

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. 

I want to bring my child, do they need a ticket?

Up to 2 x Children under the age of 13 are permitted to enter the festival with each adult

ticket holder. Each child must have a child ticket which are available to purchase here

 

In 2022 – we focused our attention in redefining our festival format to offer a more premium and intimate festival offering, and delivering an unparalleled festival experience. We are now ready to welcome families back to Body & Soul in 2023. 

We will have a camping area dedicated to families in the Leave No Trace Campsite. There will be family friendly activities dotted throughout the festival grounds. 

Do I need a ticket for my Campervan?

Yes, you just need a campervan add-on. You can purchase that, in addition to your ticket, here

Please note: everyone travelling in your Campervan needs a Weekend Camping Ticket to enter the festival.  One Campervan ticket is required per Campervan.

Can I camp with my car?

No, tents are not allowed next to cars for safety reasons.

Vibe

What can I expect at Body & Soul 2023?

Body & Soul is a haven for experienced partiers, late-night revellers, discerning creatives, nature lovers, peace seekers and anyone looking for a tastemaking, boutique affair.

Body & Soul observes principles of harm reduction, consent culture, inclusivity and equity.

Getting Here

I’ll be driving to Body & Soul, what do I need to know?

If you’re planning on driving to Body & Soul, we hope you carpool and bring as many people with you! You will need a Car Pass to park at Body & Soul 2023. Details will be sent to ticket purchasers closer to the event. 

 

I want to take the bus to Body & Soul, what are my options?

Body & Soul has bus partners to help get you here in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Add-on bus tickets will be available in March.

 

Camping

What is the Leave No Trace Weekend Pass?

The Leave No Trace Weekend Pass gives you access to the ‘green campsite’ for conscious campers. It’s where the soundest people camp, basically, leaving the trashed-tent wastelands of yesteryear in the dust. 

 

As part of our commitment towards becoming a circular festival model, we

have increased our Leave No Trace Campsite from 15% capacity in 2014, to 50% by 2019

and 75% of our attendees by 2022. We are expanding this to 100% of our capacity in 2023.

Leave No Trace Campsite ticket holders commit to a Leave No Trace policy while at Body

& Soul. This means you commit to camping in our conscientious Campsite, bringing all of

your camping gear home with you, and separating your rubbish while at the festival.

The only thing you have to do? Pack out what you pack in. And recycle your waste. 

Access Camping

First of all access camping is about providing all campers with free and easy access, avoiding the unwanted stresses and worries.

Although we do try our best to accommodate everyone, it is important to note that Body&Soul is an outdoor festival, in wooded and green area, with little hard-standing paths..

There is a hard standing walk way from the Body and Soul entrance up to the main arena, from here there is a 20 metre walk through the field to our main stage access camping viewing platform. From here you will be able to access the walled gardens and woodlands area.

There are also some marquees and sheltered areas, but weather and ground conditions are variable so please consider this when purchasing tickets.

For anyone who requires a personal assistant please get in touch. If they have already purchased your ticket, don’t panic we just need your ticket reference number so we issue you with a refund.

Please email us at accesscamping@bodyandsoul.ie for assistance.

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

For our boutique camping lovers – you’re in for an upgrade! We’re moving our Boutique Camping to a stunning new location, enhancing the offering and enticing you into a more premium festival experience.

Boutique Camping options will be available through our camping providers Silk Road and Pitched Perfect.  These options will be available on our website shortly. 

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.

What about if I have a campervan?

Campervans are permitted into either the campervan area, with a Campervan pass. You’ll need one campervan pass per vehicle and this is required for you to enter your campervan area.

Purchase your Campervan Ticket here.

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 extra gas for my car or caravan?

No, no extra gas is permitted onsite for your vehicle and idling is strictly prohibited in all campgrounds.

Can I bring my pet?

No, we love pets and this is why we don’t allow them on site.

Can I bring a gazebo?

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

I have more ticketing questions that haven’t been answered here. Please help! 

You can find more information on frequently asked ticketing questions and helpful how-to’s here. 

You can also email Ticket Booth via support@ticketbooth.eu

Do I have to camp?

No, you can do so if you wish, but you can also come and go from the festival site if you like.

Please note there are only weekend camping and limited day tickets available for Saturday & Sunday.

Food

What food is on offer at Body & Soul?

Essentially, it’s a kitchen party, the likes of which dreams are made of.  We pride ourselves on having a broad range of food options for every taste and desire.

Our Walled Gardens are being overhauled this year, to become a feasting arena for all of your senses.  Food traders of all persuasions, craft beer and cocktail bars will be interspersed with a programme of comedy, talks and debate.

We always have plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, eco-carnivores and those with particular dietary requirements. We release more detailed information on our traders in the run-up to the festival.

Follow us on social media and keep up with our newsletter to find out more.

Can I bring food with me?

Yes! We have designated barbeque areas in our campsites for you to bring your own disposable barbeques and cook away. However, we do not allow gas camping stoves on site for health and safety reasons

Drink

Are there bars on site?

Yes! There will be boutique bars serving cocktails, beer, wine, champagne and cider throughout the site. Stay tuned for the announcements for each bar! 

Can I bring my own alcohol?

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

Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival and drink responsibly.

Alcohol can be brought onto the site at time of first entry only. There is no re-entry with alcohol once wristbanded.

EACH INDIVIDUAL IS PERMITTED:

24 X 500 ml cans of beer or cider 

Or

1 X 750ml bottle of spirits

Or

1 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.

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?

You can bring the personal limit of alcohol that you brought to the festival into the campsites and main arena (only) 

To recap:

  • 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 into the main area (only).

  • No glass containers are permitted on site whatsoever. Please ensure you have decanted your alcohol into a stainless steel or reusable bottle prior to arriving to the festival.

  • Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.

  • There are free water points throughout the site.

  • Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.”

  • Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival site.

 

To recap:

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. Please ensure you have decanted your alcohol into a stainless steel or reusable bottle prior to arriving to the festival.

Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.

There are free water points throughout the site.

Please do not bring any single-use plastic bottles to the festival.

Sunday ticket holders are not permitted to bring alcohol into the festival site.

Will there be places to refill my water bottle on site?

Yes, and we recommend it! We will also have water in recyclable and refillable vessels for sale.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages with me?

Yes, provided they are sealed. We will have water for sale throughout the site in 100% recyclable cartons.

We will also have water refilling stations & highly encourage you to bring along a stainless steel bottle.

Life Onsite

Will there be ATM’s available?

No. We operate a cashless system via our bars and traders. However we do have 2 bars on-site that also take cash and several traders who offer both cashless and cash options. 

 

Are there showers available?

Yes! More information about showers will be available shortly.

Can I charge my phone onsite?

Yes! There will be charging facilities in the main arena and campsite. 

Are there medics onsite?

Yes – we have a dedicated medic tent in the campsite that is open 24-7 over the course of the weekend.

Prohibited Items & Activities

Prohibited Items & Activities

The safety and well-being of our attendees is at the forefront of our priorities. Stringent searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival. Anyone found carrying illicit items will have them confiscated and may be removed from the festival and passed over to the Garda as a result.

Illicit and illegal items include:

  • Illegal substances
  • Unauthorized vending or selling of any products
  • Glass of any kind except handheld mirrors under 12″x12″.
  • Standup mirrors.
  • Glass vape juice bottles, plastic only.
  • Glass lighting. Plastic tipped Christmas-style lights OK.
  • Sound systems
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pepper Spray or Mace
  • Generators (RV onboard generators OK, no external)
  • Tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous, etc.
  • Aerosol products/cans except Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Bonfires
  • Fireworks or any kind of explosives
  • Gas or Diesel 
  • Tiki Torches / Candles 
  • Animals of any kind
  • Drones
  • Golf carts, dune buggies, segways, off-road motorcycles
  • Bad Attitudes 

Wellbeing

What wellbeing options are available at Body & Soul?

Our Sanctuary area, offering therapies, workshops and immersive experiences, invites you to restore, repair and prepare for the wild night ahead. 

 

How do I book a Sanctuary Experience?

Booking for the Sanctuary will be available online shortly. Please sign up for our mailing list and follow our socials for the announcement.

I purchased a voucher for The Sanctuary, how do I redeem it?

Booking for The Sanctuary will be available online shortly. Please sign up for our mailing list and follow our socials for the announcement. 

I want to book in for a hot tub and sauna, how do I do it?

Booking for our spa services will be available online shortly. Please sign up for our mailing list and follow our socials for the announcement.