June 22 – 24, Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath
Clonmellon was blessed with the most glorious, rock-splitting sun of the season last year for the second Body and Soul festival, and if the universe blesses them yet again, the Electric Picnic spin-off could well be the small Irish festival of the year. Replicating the quirky, carefree atmosphere of the Body And Soul area at the Picnic, Body And Soul has promised a beat-tastic line-up for 2012. That said, it’d be hard not to make magic in a location as stunning as Ballinlough Castle. Yep, the sharpener in Body And Soul’s pencil case is undoubtedly its adorable setting, which boasts 100 art-friendly nooks and crannies. Perfect for kooky art installations, fun craft workshops and impromptu singalongs.
ACTS: M83, Villagers, St. Vincent, Spiritualized, Django Django, Little Dragon, Shangaan Electro, Gold Panda, John Talabot, The Herbaliser, Emika, Kormac’s Big Band, Gaudi, Tieraniessaur, I Draw Slow, Lowb, Redinho.
€99 for a weekend ticket