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Body & Soul Festival Announces an Additional 31 Acts and the Theme of Community for 2023

Updated: Feb 6, 2023


This year, June 16th through 18th, Body & Soul, Ireland’s longest running independent festival, returns for its 13th edition to the idyllic gardens of Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath. Boutique, ever-evolving and carefully curated, Body & Soul is equal parts wild party and restorative retreat. It’s a destination festival experience, a weekend of connection and escape, from secret stages and forest feasts to primal performances and musical marvels.


Late last year, Body & Soul shared an early glimpse of a discerning musical programme in the making, confirming Moderat, Gilles Peterson, Shanti Celeste, BCUC, Sorcha Richardson and Aoife Nessa Frances for the 2023 edition. On February 1st 2023, Body & Soul announced the next 31 musical purveyors who will gather together for the Summer Solstice, adding their infectious vibes to the already vibrant line-up.



Community takes centre stage this year with a three day celebration of the diverse creative landscape of Ireland. A theme that will be woven into the very fabric of the festival to celebrate the boundary breaking makers, creators, artists, performers and free-thinking festival-goers that have journeyed with Body & Soul year-on-year.


Photo by Shantanu Starick

The female-led team will further engage attendees through a dedicated program that spotlights creative and community groups through performances, workshops, talks and panels, adding even more magic to the wondrous grounds of Ballinlough Castle.


Body and Soul Festival Line Up:


::NEW ADDITIONS::

THE BLESSED MADONNA || DENISE CHAILA || KOJAQUE || THE MURDER CAPITAL || KNEECAP


AILBHE REDDY || ANNA MIEKE || AVALON EMERSON || BETH ORTON || COCO MARIA || EFA O’NEILL || FABIO & GROOVERIDER AND THE OUTLOOK ORCHESTRA (A/V SHOW) || GERD JANSON || GWENNO || HAAi || JOY ANONYMOUS || JUNIOR BROTHER || KOKOROKO || KORMAC’S EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE || KURT VILE & VIOLATORS || MEUTE || PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING || REAL LIES || RUTI || SARA MILLER || THUMPER || TINARIWEN || WEVAL || YE VAGABONDS || SING ALONG SOCIAL || THE PAGAN RAVE


::JOINING:: MODERAT || GILLES PETERSON || SHANTI CELESTE || BCUC || SORCHA RICHARDSON || AOIFE NESSA FRANCES + many more to be announced



Early Bird Tickets: SOLD OUT Tier 1 Tickets: SOLD OUT Tier 2 Weekend Camping from €239.00 now available here


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BODY & SOUL FESTIVAL 2023 16 - 18 June 2023 | Ballinlough Castle Estate, Co. Westmeath, Ireland | bodyandsoul.i

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