Words: Aoife Ní Bheirn
Marking the celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop in 2023, Hennessy has invited artists such as Gemma Dunleavy, Kojaque, Denise Chaila and Negro Impacto to perform at their stage at Body & Soul this year.
Marking the celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop in 2023, Hennessy will continue to amplify its investment in Irish and international talent through a stellar line-up of acts for Body & Soul 2023.
Kicking off on Friday 16 June, JyellowL will take to the stage alongside Aoife Nic Canna, Handsome Paddy, Strange Boy and more.
The Saturday line-up starts with conversations and panel discussions from emerging Irish voices with District Presents: The Future of Irish Music, graffiti from Rask & Sums (TdaKlann) and breakdance from Northern Soles Crew, with more panel talks throughout the day.
Saturday’s musical offerings include Dundalk duo Negro Impacto, Irish award-winning DJ Mek, Dublin rapper Nealo, and Aby Coulibaly, with DJ Mango closing out the night.
Not only can festival goers enjoy amazing beats and tunes in the Hennessy Hip Hop House, but attendees are also treated to four incredible headliners along the Hennessy Music Trail over the weekend. On Friday, Kojaque can be found on the mainstage, along with Fabio & Grooverider and The Outlook Orchestra. RTÉ Choice Prize winner Denise Chaila will perform on Saturday and Gemma Dunleavy takes to the stage to show the world why she is the rising star of the Irish urban scene on Sunday.
Sunday features a stacked lineup with panel talks, graffiti, breakdance, workshops, Paint & Sip and a conversation hosted by Cork’s Red FM Stevie G on Hip Hop’s influence in Art, Dance and Fashion. Celaviedmai will take to the stage with a live set along with CC, Bon Voyage, Moving Still and Billy Scurry.
Serving up the best in cultural expression and creative cocktails, Hennessy will bring its signature blend to festival goers for another year at Body & Soul over three days and nights from 16-18 June, with a mixture of bold and immersive surprises lined up.
Tickets for Body & Soul 2023 are available here.
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