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Some of our favourite local heroes will join in on the fun this summer solstice.


Body&Soul are back in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath once again this summer, taking over the old grounds for the solstice on June 23 – 25.

For more information on tickets and more click here.

Already announced for Ireland’s premiere wonderfully weird festival is Metronomy, Vitalic, Lambchop, Sleaford Mods, Optimo, La Femme, Songhoy Blues, Birdy Nam Nam, Hundred Waters, Tiggs Da Author, Anna Meredith, Formation, Idiotape, King Kong Company, A Tribe Called Red, Mammút, Elaine Mai, DBFC, Weval, Avalon Emerson, Mr TC, Miss Red & The Bug, Loah and Kelly-Anne Byrne, plus Mykki BlancoAustra, Sinkane, The Moonlandingz, Parcels, Mario Batkovic, maeve, the HomeBeat collective, Alice Club Night, Æ MAK, TooFools, Ailbhe Reddy, Shookrah, Sing Along Social, LE BOOM, Joni, Ollie Bell, Jinx Lennon, BARQ, Katie Laffan and John Conneely.

Now they’ve added another batch of talent to the mix.

RÜFÜS, Kelsey Lu, Brooke Bentham, Ships, Lyra, Ryan Vail, I Have A Tribe, John Daly, ELLLL, Byron B Yeates, Bantum, Wastefellow, prYmary colours, Lumo Club, dip, Major Problems,  Automatic Tasty, Breen, NC Grey, Neil Flynn, Dowth, Melina Malone, Zaska, Auxiliary Phoenix, Pine The Pilcrow, Jafaris, SYLK, Al-Jive Mestizo, GRAND, Klark Cant, Sonnets and Sisters, Alex Smyth and MEGACONE.

House-leaning label Maeve are also set to take over the Reckless in Love stage on Sunday with a surprise line up.

Click here to listen to our podcast with lead booker of Body&Soul, Jenny Wren. She discusses the festival’s eight year history, its conception and much more.

Words: Staff Writer 
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