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Body & Soul 2013: Festival Essentials

Today, June 18th, artists, troubadours and creative visionaries are descending on Ballinlough Castle for the 4th Body&Soul Festival. Stages, art installations and awe-inspiring structures are in the final stages of construction ahead of the Summer Solstice weekend, June 21st - 23rd.
The festival promises an eclectic mix of legendary musicians, new age trendsetters, eye-popping art installations, a dedicated Soul Kids family programme, theatrics, masquerade balls, hot tubs in the woodlands and roaming pop up performers. Body&Soul - A Festival Full of Surprises...
Today, June 18th, artists, troubadours and creative visionaries are descending on Ballinlough Castle for the 4th Body&Soul Festival. Stages, art installations and awe-inspiring structures are in the final stages of construction ahead of the Summer Solstice weekend, June 21st - 23rd. The festival promises an eclectic mix of legendary musicians, new age trendsetters, eye-popping art installations, a dedicated Soul Kids family programme, theatrics, masquerade balls, hot tubs in the woodlands and roaming pop up performers. Body&Soul - A Festival Full of Surprises...
Body & Soul: The Running Order
Body & Soul: The Map
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

With festival season about to enter full swing, we begin the first of our exclusive online festival guides to the hottest line-ups in Ireland this summer.

WHAT: Body & Soul.

Expect the unexpected. Body & Soul is a more low-key, atmospheric festival, which just happens to have a killer line-up for the weekend. Indulge your inner hippy in utter bliss.

 

WHERE: Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath

It's nestled between the towns of Athboy and Clonmellon, Co. Meath. On the N52 (Kells to Mullingar road), it’s about 3 miles south of Clonmellon and 4 miles west of Athboy.

 

WHEN: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Your first port of call for all transport information is www.bodyandsoul.ie/info/getting-there. Your second port of call is here.

BUS

By Bus – Dublin

Official Festival buses leave from Custom House Quay, a 5 minute walk from O’Connell Bridge (near Busaras), directly across the quays from Tara Street Station.
Return tickets cost €28 and can be purchased on the day at Customs House Quay.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Dep     Customs House Quay, Dublin    14.00   16.00   18.00   18.30

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Dep     Customs House Quay, Dublin    10.00   11.00   12.00   13.00

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dep     Customs House Quay, Dublin    11.00   12.00

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Dep      Ballinlough Castle      22.30   00.00   01.30   02.30

Monday, 24 June 2013

Dep      Ballinlough Castle      09.00   10.30   11.30   12.30  13.30

 

By Bus – Galway / Cork.  

Regular commuter services from Limerick, Cork and Galway also have buses that get into Dublin in time to connect with Body&Soul buses departing from Custom House Quay.

CYCLE

Work your body and mind and try a charity cycle to Ballinlough Castle. This year, Body & Soul have teamed up with Green Sod Ireland.
 

CAR

Of course you can drive too, but take note of your route carefully as there will be several restrictions in place.

 

CAMPING? WHERE TO SLEEP AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

1. Camp sites open at 3:00pm on Friday, June 21 and close at 1:00pm on Monday, June 24.

2. You can try out the Quiet Camping Field, Family Camping, Boutique Camping and the Us&You Camping. Something for everyone depending on how hard - or soft - you want to party.

3. Leave the land as you found it. With Body & Soul being a more grown-up festival, you'll have to act like it when you leave and make a conscious effort to clean up after yourself.

 

Were you looking for something you didn't find? Check out www.bodyandsoul.ie and tweet Irish Independent 'Field Reporters' Caitlin McBride (@mcbride_caitlin) and Vicki Notaro (@vickinotaro), who will be hitting all the hottest festivals this summer and let them know what you want.

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