First Acts Announced for Body & Soul 2023

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Body & Soul have announced the first acts to play its 2023 edition.

Returning to Ballinlough Caste Estate in Co. Meath across 16-18th June, Ireland’s longest-running independent festival will mark its 13th year with another carefully-curated bill of Irish and international acts.

With the full programme to be revealed in the coming months, Aoife Nessa Frances (pictured), Moderat, Gilles Peterson, Shanti Celeste, BCUC and Sorcha Richardson are the first names to drop.

Just over 5,000 weekend tickets will be available for this year’s festival. It remains strictly over 21s but families with children aged 13 and below are welcomed back for 2023. Go here to buy tickets.


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