Yes the time is finally here…you’ve managed to snag yourself a sold out Body & Soul ticket, but you don’t know where to begin or even where to start!
The arts and culture festival is the best in the lot, with hippy vibes and boho fashion everywhere.
There is so much to see and do at the festival, let alone trying to get to all the acts.
But don’t worry, Goss.ie have the top 7 things to do at this year’s Body & Soul when you’re not dancing in the woods…
1. Visit The Light House Cinema
Sometimes nothing beats a movie night, even when it’s all about the music.
The Light House Cinema will be taking over The Sanctuary at night for campers to chill out and catch a movie.
The cinema will be showing some offbeat yet amazing films from the 80s and 90s, paying tribute to both David Bowie and Prince.
This is the perfect place for an impromptu date if you’ve hooked up with someone (or you’re trying to).
Find out more here.
2. Have Laughs at Vodafone Comedy Tent
The famous Vodafone Comedy Festival will be bringing a snippet of their talent to Body & Soul this weekend.
Back for it’s second year, Vodafone’s Comedy Tent is going to be full of laughs as usual with a line up including Rubberbandits and Al Porter.
For a full list of the side-splitting acts, you can see them all here.
3. Rock Out At The Absolut Stage
The perfect venue for creative indulgence, the Absolut Stage is the place to go to embrace your weirdness.
Extravagant performers will be there to thrill and excite you, with L.A. based troupe definitely a must-see, known the world over for their avant-garde circus performance.
Find out more info about the stage here.
4. Unwind In The Sanctuary
Body & Soul is in the picturesque setting of Ballinlough Castle in Westmeath, one of the nicest places to relax.
Fully embrace the seclusion and head over to The Sanctuary.
Tucked in by the lakeside, you can join in a morning meditation to get you started for the busy day of dancing ahead or tag along to a dance movement meditation in the early evening to perk you up after the mid-day slump.
Find out more about The Sanctuary and prices here.
5. Check Out The Naked Juice Chill ‘Fruit & Veg Out’ Area
Festivals are known for their food, especially junk food but this year there’s something different.
Naked Juice’s ‘Fruit and Veg Out’ gives festival goers a space where they can chill out and take a break from the craziness of the festival, listen to some tunes and get a free Naked Juice
There will be comfy beanbags, deckchairs, couches and giant furniture to relax in with your friends, as well as giant strawberries, oranges and even blueberries the size of your head!
They’ll be open from 9am to 2pm on the Saturday and Sunday
6. Visit The Art Installations
What makes a festival a festival is the art work that is on show.
Body & Soul are THE festival for art, with gorgeous work dotted all around the place.
Bringing to life the natural beauty of Ballinlough, Irish artists like Felix Power, Aoife Banville, and Jane Groves will have work on display with many others.
The boho festival prides itself on staying green, so these artists have created installations that are specifically for the Woodlands area.
7. Eat ALL The Food
There are so many food options at Body & Soul, and we’re starving just looking at the options
The amount of indulgence at this year’s festival is unreal, with The Happy Pear, Bernard Shaw’s The Big Blue Bus and more serving up hangover cures to festival goers.
For a full list of who’s feeding the festival this year, you can see them here.