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Music / March 1, 2022

Body & Soul 2022: No acts revealed yet, half capacity & new stage

Music / March 1, 2022

Body & Soul 2022: No acts revealed yet, half capacity & new stage

Body & Soul has taken the unusual approach of announcing its latest edition of festivities without revealing any of the acts. It comes alongside a host of new transformative measures.

Today, Body & Soul have shared details of their new-look festival. Its theme this year is ‘Betwixt & Between’ in “a nod to the concept of Liminality and the place in which we find ourselves after the last two years.” Two years without the weekend in Ballinlough Castle has provided time for reassessment and they’ve decided on a number of changes. Firstly, the festival has halved the capacity of the festival, with just 5,500 tickets available for the smaller three day event (17-19).

What’s more is, they’ve made the decision to not reveal the acts until a later date. The ‘meeting point’ of the festival will now be The Beacon Stage. It’s a new, 35ft tall, totem-like wooden structure that doubles up as a 360 degree performance space with surround sound speakers. Also equipped with a 100ft laser, it will act as a light tower during the night at the festival.

The Sanctuary has been overhauled and redesigned for the 2022 edition, providing a new wellness programme, workshops, hot tubs, seaweed baths and saunas. The Avant garden will feature jazz, electronic music, acoustic sounds and more with a ‘First Tastes’ dating experience, a drag brunch, a mini restaurant and creative workshops amongst other activities.

Speaking on the new approach and return of Body & Soul, Avril Stanley, Director, Body & Soul, says, “For all the challenges, some enforced time out has allowed a new incarnation of Body & Soul to take shape and instead of just going back to our roots, we are instead cultivating shiny new ones. We are delighted to be returning this summer with renewed vision and the opportunity to harness the immense creative energy that comes from these transitional times.”

Tickets are on sale now from their website.

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