Body & Soul

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“Kids like to get up early and to stay up late, which can make the festival day really long. So we were conscious that we could try and structure the day around the rhythm of a typical family day.”  Photograph: Anna Kerslake

I was 18 when I went to my first music festival, the tickets to the short-lived Oxygen sessions a gift to mark my ascension to adulthood. As a festiva(...)

Body & Soul: a multimedia experience as well as a music festival. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Body & Soul, which starts on Friday and runs until Sunday, is one of a kind: a multimedia experience rather than a plain old music festival. Food,(...)

Gladys Knight

Saturday 15th Toto Live at the Marquee, Cork They’ve blessed the rains in Africa and now they’re blessing the Marquee with their presence. The LA ban(...)

Body&Soul 2015, Ballinlough Castle, Co West Meath

What began as a constituent part of Electric Picnic is now a standalone music/culture event in its own right. Ten years on, Body & Soul remains on(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Co Wicklow priest has accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of having an “ABC, Any but Catholic” attitude after the Wicklow TD praised a school f(...)

Parisian Street bar at Café en Seine  will host a takeover by London cocktail bar Nine Lives on June 4th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cocktail of experiences Cocktail drinkers may have Dublin bar Café en Seine in their sights in the coming days as the Dawson Street venue hosts two s(...)

Body & Soul: the spoken-word line-up includes (clockwise from top left) Emma Dabiri, Ailbhe Smyth, Michael Harding and Mary Lou McDonald. Photographs: Olivia Harris, Cyril Byrne, Brenda Fitzsimons and Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tara Flynn, Emma Dabiri, Ailbhe Smyth, Mary Lou McDonald, Angela Nagle, Michael Harding and Ivor Browne are all in the spoken-word line-up at this yea(...)

Stormzy (left), Westlife (top centre), Spice Girls (middle centre), Cardi B (bottom centre) and Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters (right) are just a few of the acts stepping onto a stage in Ireland this summer. Photographs: Ian West/PA Wire, Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press, Mike Blake/Reuters

It’s time to air out your mouldy tent that’s shoved on top of your wardrobe and to hose down your crusty, mucky wellies that live under your bed. You (...)

Waste opportunity: Avril Stanley wants festival organisers to work together to solve common environmental problems such as abandoned tents. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The founder of Body & Soul music and arts festival has called on the Government to regulate sustainability, recycling and waste management for out(...)

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