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TLMT’s Body & Soul 2018 Guide featuring Fever Ray, Vernon Jane, Pillow Queens, Le Boom & more

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Body & Soul 2018 is set to take over Ballinlough Castle in County Westmeath this weekend featuring sets from Fever Ray, Vernon Jane, Pillow Queens, Le Boom & more. TLMT counts down its must-see acts at this year’s festival including Spotify playlist and stage times.

Main Stage

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Fever Ray – Friday, 11pm
An incredibly individualistic artist with a singular sound, Fever Ray comes to Ireland this summer as part of the Body & Soul 2018 line-up.

Pillow Queens – Saturday, 2pm
Pillow Queens’ breakthrough year continues its momentum into the summer festival season with a set on Body & Soul’s main stage.

O Emperor – Saturday, 3.30pm
Irish alternative-rock pioneers, O Emperor continue their comeback with a Body & Soul 2018 appearance.

BARQ – Saturday, 5pm
Genre contorting sounds from TLMT favourites BARQ this Saturday.

Saint Sister – Saturday, 6.30pm
Few artists and festivals go so perfectly together than Saint Sister and Body & Soul.

Shamir – Saturday, 8pm
Shamir comes to Ballinlough as he continues to tour his fourth studio album Resolution. 

ROE – Sunday, 1pm
Emerging songwriter ROE has made an impact on the Irish music scene already in 2018, this Sunday she will play the main stage at Body & Soul.

Soulé – Sunday, 3.15pm
With a string of stand-out singles already under her belt, Soulé is one of the shining lights in our R&B scene.

Iron & Wine – Sunday, 7.30pm
Critically acclaimed American songwriter Iron & Wine play the main stage on Sunday night.

Midnight Circus

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Lilla Vargen – Saturday, 6pm
Lilla Vargen’s deeply atmospheric music will be perfectly set against the backdrop of Body & Soul 2018.

R.S.A.G – Saturday, 11.15pm
Always a must see at festivals, R.S.A.G plays the Midnight Circus this Saturday night.

Tank and the Bangas – Saturday, 12.45am
A tour de force and must-see addition to Saturday Midnight Circus stage line-up.

Shame – Sunday, 6.15pm
Raucous garage-punk band Shame cannot be missed.

Bitch Falcon – Sunday, 7.45pm
Loud and impactful, Bitch Falcon will be bringing their weighty alt.rock to Ballinlough Castle on Sunday.


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Day_S – Friday, 6pm
Rising electronic artist Day_S continues on from an impressive Forbidden Fruit set last month with a slot at Body & Soul on Friday.

Le Boom – Friday, 7pm
It’s Le Boom at Body & Soul… go see them!

Search Party Animal – Friday, 9.15pm
Following on from the sonic sea change of their single ‘Get Hitched’, Search Party Animal will be a highlight of the Woodlands stage.

Lyra – Friday, 10.30pm
Emergent Cork artist Lyra could very well steal the show at Body & Soul 2018.

Laoise – Friday, 1.15am
Laoise continues to be at the forefront of the Irish pop scene.

Dowry – Saturday, 8pm
Dowry is an artist whose music is made for the ethereal setting of Body & Soul.

Hvmmingbyrd – Saturday, 10.30pm
Hvmmingbyrd’s constantly evolving sound makes the synth-pop duo a must see.

Paddy Hanna – Saturday, 1.15pm
Paddy Hanna continues his already breakthrough 2018 with an appearance at Body & Soul 2018 late on Saturday night.

David Keenan – Sunday, 10.30pm
One of Ireland’s most engaging songwriters.

Pagoda Stage


Senu – Friday, 5.45pm
Brand new to the Irish music scene, electro/hip-hop producer Senu will look to make an impact on the Pagoda stage this Friday.

Vernon Jane – Sunday, 6pm
Very loud. Unmissable.

Fears – Sunday, 8.30pm
Indie-folk songwriter Fears could be a hidden gem this weekend.

Dreaming of Jupiter – Sunday, 10pm
A neo-pop band with a big sound.

Wonderlust Stage


Windings – Friday, 10pm
Limerick alt-rock outfit Windings take to the Wonderlust stage on Friday night.

Erica-Cody – Saturday, 7pm
Very promising R&B artist Erica-Cody follows-up a stellar Forbidden Fruit appearance with a set at Body & Soul this weekend.

Shookrah – Saturday, 9.10pm
A vivid melting pot of sound embodies the music of Shookrah.

Bantum – Saturday, 10.15pm
The ever-brilliant Bantum and the Body & Soul festival vibe go hand in hand.

Reckless In Love Stage

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I Am The Cosmos – Friday, 9.30pm
I Am The Cosmos are another act made for the intimate surrounds of the Reckless In Love stage.

Elaine Mai – Saturday, 8pm
Far-reaching electro-pop producer Elaine Mai returns to Ballinlough Castle.

Ships – Saturday, 9pm
Choice Music Prize winners Ships will provide a serene electronic soundtrack to Saturday night at Body & Soul 2018.

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Joey Gavin

Joey Gavin – Friday, 8.45pm
Off-kilter indie-pop songsmith.

Leila Jane & the Healers – Friday, 11.15pm
Up and coming indie-folk artist.

Robert John Ardiff – Sunday, 3pm
Robert John Ardiff continues to tour in support of his stand-out solo album Between The Bed And Room.

Inni-K – Sunday, 8.45pm
Inni-K’s music is a unique mix of folk, trad and pop.

Bulmer’s Stage

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The Altered Hours – Friday, 1am
Hard hitting psych-rock outfit that must be seen live.

Body & Soul 2018 will take place from June 22nd to 24th at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. For more information visit




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