Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois
Avril Stanley, founder of the Body & Soul Festival, announced on Twitter:
After 10 years as an independent festival, we have decided to step back from our presence and 16-year partnership with Electric Picnic so that we can refocus all of our attention to what the central idea behind Body & Soul.
Creating an intimate and collaborative festival of the future; one that can embrace social change in a hugely positive way while celebrating an important and ancient Irish feast in our own unique, stand-alone style.
We want to work towards bringing back a fresh energy and perspective to Body & Soul at the Summer Solstice Festival in Ballinlough and for our new winter festival ÉRIU (December 2020).
We are adding a new sense of purpose to our festival pillars of sustainability, well-being, creativity, culture and family and we hope to focus all of our efforts in bringing something different to the landscape of Irish festivals into the next ten years.
The Body & Soul family celebrates all the incredible and unforgettable moments in our first festival home and wishes the Electric Picnic every success in the future.
Body & Soul will no longer feature at Electric Picnic (Nialler 9)
Top pic: Aerial.ie
Ballinlough Castle, County Westmeath.
Blazing weather, morning yoga and philosophy.
This is like no festival you have ever been to in Ireland.
Broadsheet on the Telly‘s Johnny keenan is live tweeting from Body & Soul until tomorrow night.
If you see him please say hello as he is unaccompanied and loves a ‘natter’.
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Yesterday: We’re In!
Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath.
Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) has got a laminate and he’s going to use it.
Johnny will be reporting and tweeting for the ‘sheet from the Body & Soul Festival throughout the weekend. He can be followed here.
If you see him, why not say ‘hello’ and have the ‘chat’?
He’s on his own.
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Johnny Keenan ‘hangs’ at the Dark ‘n Stormy tent.
He may still be there if you are about the festival.
Would a quick ‘hello’ kill you?
From top: Body & Soul 2017 aerial view; Rí-Rá
Going to Body & Soul [from tomorrow, June 22-24 at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath]?
Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) will be live tweeting from the event.
One act I highly recommend is the midland maverick and king of Irish hip-hop ex Scary Eire front man Rí-Rá, who performs on Sunday.
This festival literally has something for every body and soul though.
So let yourself go to the special place in your mind and get to the heart of the island this weekend and find that Alchemy that’s deep within you and me.
Peace & Live (not a typo)
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Demented ‘revellers’ arrive in Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath on day one of the Body & Soul music festival.
Custom House, Dublin 1
‘Revellers’ – some already high on illicit herb – gather for buses to this weekend’s Body & Soul festival in Ballinlough, County Westmeath.
Yesterday: Body & Soak
A reveller couple arrive outside the Custom House to meet up with fellow revellers.
Laoise, one of my colleagues here in d’office is away to Body and Soul [Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath].this weekend. Her Dad is a retired meteorologist and a bit of a legend, so he put together a body and soul-specific weather forecast (above)…
Yesterday: Going To Body & Soul?
At the Body & Soul music and arts festival last year
But do you also want to see the Ireland v Belgium match this weekend?
Alan Meehan writes:
Very few times does our little nation get to come together and rejoice in the achievements of Irish soccer at major finals. This is one of those moments and it needs to be grasped with both hands!
Let’s petition Body & Soul to bring a small piece of Ireland’s odyssey in France to a field in Westmeath! So that, together, we can recreate some of the joyous scenes that Irish fans are creating in France and do our nation proud by cheering on Martin, Keano and the boys down at Ballinlough Castle.
Wouldn’t you rather watch the game on a proper screen than on a phone that isn’t going to work anyway?
You can sign the petition here
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Stephen O’Connor writes:
Body&Soul Campervan Pass selling for 300 euro?? I’d be selling my Body&Soul to get one…
Body And Soul Campervan Pass (Donedeal.ie)
This just in.
The line-up for the Body & Soul stage for Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Meath, September 4-6.
No Shit Robot, no party.
*makes saucer eyes*