Body&Soul was fired up by a dedicated group of creative people all sharing a mutual love of art, music, performance and a good old-fashioned party.
Starting off as an idea, shaped and coloured by festivals like Burning Man in the Nevada Desert, Body&Soul carves an alternative world for artists, musicians and like-minded people to get together, to share ideas and stories that result in a unique and indescribable magic – an atmosphere so often lost in generic festivals and productions.
The festival has sold-out over the last seven years and has seen much critical success. We were voted ’Best Small Festival 2011′, with the 2010 festival winning both ‘Best New Festival’ and ‘Social Responsibility Award’ at the Irish Festival Awards. In 2016 we were awarded with a ‘Greener Festivals Award’ for our commitment to improving as a sustainable festival.
Body&Soul Festival takes place at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath on the Summer Solstice Weekend, 2017. Just one hour from Dublin, the festival is set across the stunning backdrop of Ballinlough Castle and its 300 acre estate including a private lake, surrounding woodlands and 15th Century walled gardens.