The first Body and Soul Gathering is taking place in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath this weekend. The festival will feature Four Tet, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Jape, Tunng, Alex Paterson, Crystal Fighters, Voice of Seven Thunders & more as well as wood-fired hot tubs, holistic arts, a masquerade ball with a moonlit orchestra, and bonfires under the stars.
Eleanor Fitzsimons has the full story behind the festival here.
Avril from Body & Soul has assured us the weather is glorious at the moment, so for those travelling down, or for those of you who can’t make it, here’s a preview playlist for your listening pleasure.
Gates open at 9am Saturday.
Body &Soul Solstice Gathering takes place in Ballinlough Castle which is nestled between Athboy and Clonmellon, Co. Meath, and with the brand new M3 significantly reducing the journey time from Dublin to approx 45 minutes drive, organisers are aware of the environmental impact of people travelling to the festival and where possible recommend that festival goers use public transport to help reduce road congestion and carbon dioxide emissions or try car pooling. For carpooling info go here.
Bus Eireann will be operating a bus service to Ballinlough Castle from Dublin, Cork, and Galway. Coaches to Concerts will operate a service from Belfast to the festival. For tickets please contact www.buseireann.ie or www.coachestoconcerts.co.uk