We’ve a pair of weekend tickets to give away for The Body&Soul Festival which returns to Ballinlough Castle this weekend. The FieldCloud Castle Lake, Lisa Hannigan, The Jimmy Cake and Holy Fuck are playing, among many others.

The Body&Soul Festival is back this June with an even louder bang and a line-up that is set to impress the most discerning of ears. The very latest addition to the Bill at Ballinlough is Lisa Hannigan whose soothing sweet voice will provide the most suitable of soundtracks for Body&Soul festival-goers. She will be giving fans a first chance to hear her forthcoming second album as well as established classics from her Mercury and Choice-nominated 2009 debut album ‘Sea Sew’. Also featuring will be the distinct sounds of Barcelona’s Delorean and their first Irish gig with their laid-back tracks custom made for a Summer’s day.

Straight off a plane from Sonar, is New Yorker-Chilean Nicolas Jaar who has been causing quite a stir across Europe in the last year having been coined one of most talented minds dance music is about to see develop. He released one of the albums of the year ‘Space is Only Noise’ in February, a slow-burning masterpiece whose appeal was probably best summarised by Dazed & Confused when they said ‘Nicolas Jaar has achieved something that few electronic musicians have achieved before – bringing geeky techno fiends, jazz lovers and ravers into an unholy union’. This show will be his first live show in Ireland, and will feature a four-piece band including an array of keyboards, synths, drums, guitar and live vocals.

The legendary Roxy DJ Don Letts will be responsible for bringing some reggae sounds to Ballinlough, while Donal Dineen’s recording project Parish will see Liam O Maonlai, Ronan O’ Snodaigh and Congolese musicians Niwel Tsumbu and Aminah Dastan take to the heavenly fields in Co. Meath.

These acts join a colorful line-up for the weekend which includes Fat Freddy’s Drop, Holy Fuck, Lamb, Mount Kimbie, The Field, Plaid, Arborea, The Correspondents, Joris Voorn, Brandt Brauer Frick, Darkstar, Toro y Moi along with a host of young Irish talent featuring Cloud Castle LakeLisa O Neill and Daithi.

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on the tickets just send an email containing your thumped username & your real name to giveaways@thumped.com with BODYANDSOULTICKETSPLEASE as the subject by midday on Thursday. 

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