Words: Eva O’Beirne
Hennessy returns to Body & Soul 2022 with another highly anticipated line-up.
Curated by District, the Hennessy Hip Hop House at the 2022 edition of Body & Soul is set to serve up the best in cultural expression and creative cocktails as it returns for another amazing, eclectic celebration over three days and nights from 17-19 June.
From critically acclaimed JyellowL to lo-fi hip-hop and R&B artist Shiv, neo-soul and R&B fused by Aby Coulibaly to jazz and R&B-inspired rapper Nealo and many more, Hennessy has your summer solstice weekend sorted.
Full stage times are now released, so get planning, you won’t want to miss a minute of this class line-up.
Kicking off the Friday at 18:00 is neo-soul artist Tomike with sych-soul artist Caleb Kunle, Dublin hip-hop artist Ahmed, With Love., and Drogheda rap star Alicia Raye following after. Also appearing on Friday night is jazz and R&B-inspired rapper Nealo at 22:00 followed by JyellowL, whose debut 2020 album D|vision reached No. 2 on the official iTunes album charts and was nominated for Irish album of the year at the 2020 RTÉ Choice Music Prize Awards. Finishing off the night are two incredible DJs, Bella Festa and Louise Chen.
Saturday kicks off with thought-provoking panel discussions featuring some of Ireland’s brightest minds and most culturally important contributors at 14:00. Beginning the musical offerings will be the versatile and emotive UNQ, followed by Drimnagh rapper FYNCH, Cork conceptual artist Salamay, lo-fi hip-hop and R&B artist Shiv, neo-soul and R&B fused Aby Coulibaly and singular Limerick rapper Strange Boy. To get you moving into the late-night party we’ve got Dublin MC and producer duo Mango X MathMan leading into a fabled b2b from Handsome Paddy and Bobofunk.
The Sunday serving will leave you wanting for more before you head home – panel talks will ease you into the day once more at 14:00. Negro Impacto will take to the stage at 16:00, followed by Dublin alt-rapper KhakiKid, multi-instrumentalist Abbacaxi, rapper and songwriter Celaviedmai, prolific rapper poet Malaki, alternative R&B artist Monjola from Lucan and partying the way into the last hurrah for Hennessy at Body & Soul 2022 is a DJ set from EMA B2B Jio.
Soak up the sun and tunes while sipping the choicest of creative cocktails. Enjoy a twist of Hennessy tastiness from the classic Hennessy VS + Ginger to a cold brew Ess-press Yourself.
Immersed in Irish heritage, Hennessy has evolved to become one of Ireland’s most well-known and cherished brands. Founded in Cognac, France in 1765 by Corkonian Richard Hennessy, the brand’s distinctly Irish heritage has stood the test of time and today draws on over 250 years of knowledge, talent, expertise and passion.
It is a brand that is intrinsically linked to the Irish way of life and is complemented by Hennessy’s commitment to Ireland’s unique sociability and skill in creating unforgettable experiences.
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