We say it pretty much every year but the line-up for this year’s Body & Soul is a thing of beauty. Returning to Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath across June 23-25, the festival will host everyone from Sleaford Mods, Austra and Metronomy to Mykki Blanco, Songhoy Blues and The Moonlandingz. With organisers opting, as ever, for sheer quality over any notion of genre-specific necessity, we’re looking forward to joining the thousands who’ll descend upon Ballinlough Castle this Summer Solstice Weekend. But first? Here’s our annual Body & Soul Festival Mixtape, featuring twenty acts we won’t be missing for anything.
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