ARGUABLY now one of Ireland’s best summer Festivals, Body& Soul gets underway in Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath in just over four weeks.
One the most anticipated returns to this year’s festival will be that of the Absolut Midsommar stage.
Its programme of events for the three-day festival was announced last week, with a host of musical genre to suit all tastes.
Festival goers will experience Midsommar at the Absolut Stage, which will play host to spellbinding performers at a party that lasts from dusk to dawn – featuring a mix of legendary and pioneering Irish and international DJs and producers, as well as breath-taking theatrical artists set to mesmerise.
This year’s line-up includes: Fish Go Deep, Lumo DJs, Joshua James (Savage), Get Down Edits, Shit Robot (DFA), Kelly-Anne Byrne, Bon Voyage, Jonjo Jury (Savage), Donal Dineen, DJ Deece, Arveene and many more. Loosysmokes will also dazzle revelers with ‘Noir’, acrobatic aerial performances throughout the weekend creating mischief beneath Absolut’s kaleidoscopic Midsommar maypole.
FISH GO DEEP
Fish Go Deep are Irish DJ and production duo Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson from Cork. They have represented Irish House music on a global scale for the past 30 years and were residents at the legendary Sir Henrys night club.
Lumo is a monthly club night brought to you by Nialler9, State Magazine’s Simon Roche and Adultrock’s Gavin Elsted. Lumo is a club night where you will hear Phil Collins and Caribou, The Knife and Paul McCartney, Inner City and Grimes, Italo and electronica, rock and pop. Lumo is a club night with no restrictions.
GET DOWN EDITS
From Waterford, Get Down Edits is a musical collaboration between artists Darren “Daz” Dalton & Martin Roche. The pair, who started off DJ’ing at friends’ parties, have been building their national and international credentials.
With his own productions on the way, international dates in the works, and his Boiler Room debut, DJ Deece is fast becoming a household name.
Speaking at the announcement Absolut’s Stage Curator, and well known DJ Arveene said “Every year the Absolut stage is a hub of creativity, colour and good vibrations – this year will be no different. Absolut’s ethos is firmly rooted in imaginative collaborations and I’m proud that we’re bringing together so many talented people to create an unforgettable Absolut experience at Body & Soul. We’ve so many great acts lined-up to perform, it’s set to be another incredible weekend – the perfect celebration of Absolut Midsommar.”
Body & Soul 2017 will take place from Friday, 23 June to Sunday, 25 June at Ballinlough Castle, County Westmeath. Tickets for the festival are still available at www. bodyandsoul.ie.