Tickets on Sale: 9:00AM GMT, TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2022
17 – 19 June 2022 | Ballinlough Castle Estate | bodyandsoul.ie
With tickets for Body & Soul going on sale today, the festival has taken the unusual approach of NOT announcing any bands! They’re hoping you’re willing to take a risk on their previous festivals along with a change in approach. They’re promising “an immersive and adventurous weekend full of surprises”. They’ve also reduced the capacity substantially with only 5,500 tickets available to give it a more boutique feel. I think there will be enough pent up demand over the last few years to make this a sell-out regardless!
BODY & SOUL 2022 DISRUPTS TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL EXPECTATIONS WITH AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE AND A LINE UP STILL UNDER WRAPS
Challenging expectations around a line-up led festival format, Body & Soul is purposefully launching its 2022 festival edition without naming its confirmed headline acts, instead inviting audiences to participate in an immersive and adventurous weekend full of surprises.
After a 2-year hiatus and some proper time out to rethink and reimagine – the pioneering festival of music and arts is flipping its usual format on its head, halving its numbers and doubling its curatorial commitment.
With just 5,500 weekend tickets to be made available, the strikingly smaller 3-day event (17-19 June) will be a grown-up affair and goes on sale this Tuesday 1 March at 9:00am GMT, with the promise of an unparalleled creative experience still under wraps.
Aside from their annual, colourful salute to the Summer Solstice, collaboration takes centre stage this year – fusing commissions of brand new work with music, dance, comedy, art installations, spoken work and performance across the stunning grounds of Ballinlough Castle Estate, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
For the first time in Body & Soul history, the ‘meeting point’ of the festival will be The Beacon Stage – a new, 35ft tall, totem-like wooden structure. A 360 degree performance space with surround sound speakers, The Beacon is surmounted by a 100ft laser, which acts as a light tower by night.
The Body & Soul Stage will be under the spotlight at key moments across the weekend, hosting a carefully condensed selection of exceptional performances. The festival hub will instead centre on the ‘Avant Garden’ – a tightly-programmed, medieval-walled, dedicated area for incredible food, craft beer and cocktails.
A buzzing schedule of acoustic, jazz, orchestral and electronic music will be rolled out in the new Avant Garden where guests can expect the unexpected – a ‘First Tastes’ dating experience, a drag brunch, a mini restaurant run by one of Ireland’s most exciting artisan chefs, Food on Board, creative workshops, treasure hunts and the annual Masquerade ‘Solstice’ Costume Ball.
2022 marks the return of The Sanctuary, the restorative cornerstone of Body & Soul – completely overhauled and redesigned, it brings a new wellness programme, incredible therapists and workshops, alongside indulgent hot tubs, seaweed baths and saunas.
The Woodlands will host a specially commissioned, site-specific art gallery with large-scale immersive environments fusing sculpture, video, performance and sound, along with the infamous Woodlands Stage and its very own party cabin in the woods.
Lakeside, Body & Soul is introducing an innovative, immersive symphonic experience by a world-renowned electronic music composer to Ireland for the first time. The specially commissioned, surround sound performance will transport audiences into different temporal spaces at intervals over the weekend.