Mother DJs among array of queer favourites added to Body & Soul 2023 lineup

The festival returns to Westmeath's Ballinlough Castle from June 16 to 18.

Split screen of three acts from Body & Soul 2023 lineup.

Body & Soul returns in 2023 with an unmissable lineup of exciting acts. While initial headliners were announced last year, the festival has just revealed the addition of a number of other performers, including an array of queer talent.

The fabulous Mother DJs are among those set to appear in Westmeath’s Ballinlough Castle, continuing their tradition of spinning the decks at the event. The queer favourites will provide the tunes in the dance haven that is The Beacon Sound System, a custom-designed geometric totem located in the midst of the ancient woodlands.

If that wasn’t enough, as Body & Soul celebrates its 13th edition in 2023, it has invited Mother to be one of 19 guest community curators to organise their own corner of the festival to spotlight Ireland’s creative network – how cool!

Other queer acts added to the lineup include Kate Brennan Harding, a producer, podcaster and DJ, well-known and loved within the community. Like the Mother DJs, Kate will take the reigns of The Beacon Sound System during the weekend.

Ailbhe Reddy is set to perform at The Secret Orchard, a playful and vibrant stage constructed entirely from sustainable materials. And music is not the only thing on offer in this location! Expect comedy from the likes of Alison Spittle, podcasting from the I’m Grand Mam boys, and drag at the Paradise Cabaret. 

This is just a selection of the queer acts expected to perform across the weekend of Body & Soul 2023, and they join other headliners such as Moderat, The Blaze, Kojaque, Denise Chaila, Kneecap, Gemma Dunleavy and much more.


The festival takes place from June 16 to 18, with tickets on sale now. Although Early Bird and Tier 1 weekend camping packages are sold out, various other options are still available. Secure your spot now, you won’t want to miss it!

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