Santigold, Modeselektor, Princess Nokia Among Acts Announced For Body & Soul

The music and wellness festival is back for its 10th year, and the line-up is already looking incredible.


Body & Soul returns to its forest roots at Ballinlough Castle this June, and, with Santigold and Modeselektor at its helm, this festival is not to be missed.

Last night saw festival director Avril Stanley announce the first acts confirmed as part of the lineup for the very special ‘Ritual’ themed edition of Body & Soul.

Speaking on the spirit at the heart of the music festival Stanley said: “For ten years, we’ve put our all into building unique line-ups which weave a tapestry of artistic excellence through the grounds of Ballinlough Castle. This year, inspired by the theme of Ritual, we’re setting the scene with the first of many announcements of musical acts set to join the curious, creative and imaginative festival-goers who make Body & Soul what it is.”

One of the first acts announced is Modeselektor, whose trademark sound has secured their position as one of the most sought-after international acts. With their unique fusion of bass and beats, this band’s live performance is bound to offer a transformative experience for Body & Soul revellers.

French electro-duo The Blaze is also set to perform at the castle, and with their blend of film and sound, this group is one to watch.

The genre-defying Santigold is also due to perform at the festival. Considering the effortless way in which she experiments with genre, Body & Soul will be the perfect platform to showcase her music.

Princess Nokia, the feminist rapper from New York who once threw soup at a man spouting racist slurs on the Subway, will take to Body & Soul’s stage with her shapeshifting, empowering and intersectional set.

Additional acts scheduled to perform include searing spoken-word performer Kate Tempest, Irish DJ Mano Le Tough, Cork’s own Talos, Derry indie-folk artist Soak, Wyvern Lingo, Kiddy Smile, Baikal, a very special set from Kruder and Dorfmeister and many, many more.

Also on hand at the festival will be masseuses, yogis, sound-healers and leading speakers from the wellness industry.

Tickets for Body & Soul are available via Ticketbooth on Nab a spring release ticket for only €199.50.

© 2019 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.

Support GCN

GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBT+ community since 1988.

During this global COVID pandemic, we like many other organisations have been impacted greatly in the way we can do business and produce. This means a temporary pause to our print publication and live events and so now more than ever we need your help to continue providing this community resource digitally.

GCN is a registered charity with a not-for-profit business model and we need your support. If you value having an independent LGBT+ media in Ireland, you can help from as little as €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBT+ media.

0 comments. Please sign in to comment.