Monday, June 21, 2010

Body & Soul Festival @ Electric Picnic 2010

I had the pleasure of attending the Body & Soul Festival with three pals last weekend.  It took place across the labyrinth of stone-walled gardens and beautiful woodlands in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath as a celebration of the Summer Solstice.  We were blessed with an incredibly sunny weekend , a relaxed atmosphere and good company - an overall great experience.

Body & Soul is more about atmospheric engineering than main attractions and hype. 

'We want our festival goers to enjoy an "experience" rather than just a gig - we're sustainability conscious, without being too-in-your-face, unique rather than boutique: An independent festival with a heart-shaped mind and a cutting-edge soul.'

This is the first year that Body & Soul has branched out as its own single event.  Usually the festival takes place during Electric Picnic.  The sub-festival has been one of the main pulls for Electric Picnic ticket holders over the past years so it seemed only right that Body & Soul got its own gig.  The festival brings together a collaboration of artists, musicians, poets and performers in a chilled-out, enchanted environment - an eclectic, conscious cabaret of electronic and visual arts, featuring homegrown talent, emerging artists and a selection of international guests.

Although you have missed the boat on the summer solstice event you can still experience Body & Soul @ Electric Picnic 2010.  The picnic takes place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th September.  Weekend camping tickets cost €240.  For more info visit the Electric Picnic website. 

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