Wednesday 26 October 2016

Body and Soul festival is about to get a whole lot better with addition of enchanted woodland and more

You can watch Purple Rain and sing along to Grease. Sold.

Amy Mulvaney

Published 11/05/2016 | 14:42

Body and Soul
Body and Soul

Body and Soul is about to get a whole lot better.

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An enchanted woodland arena has been announced for the festival, including a wooden stage, a lake-side sanctuary and an outdoor cinema.

The Woodlands Stage will be made of timber from the old main stage and will play host to Saint Sister, Forrests and Daithi, to name a few.

There will be art installations, theatre performances and interactive experiences in the new Second Nature grounds.

Saint Sister
Saint Sister

The pop-up Light House Cinema will play a special screening of Purple Rain and a sing-along Grease showing, as well as several other films.

Festival favourite Arbutus Yarns will return for the weekend with dozens of sofas and armchairs, where poets and singers alike will showcase their talents.

Second Nature will also be home to the Pagoda Stage, where local talent and up-and-newcomers will play.

The Solas Bath House and The Sanctuary will provide festival-goers with somewhere to kick back and relax, with a selection of holistic treatments, yoga classes, hot tops and seaweed baths.

Johnny Rayge
Johnny Rayge

The Summer Solstice weekend kicks off on 17 June in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath and will play host to over 70 acts over three days. 

The final round of tickets for Body and Soul is on sale n

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