If you're heading to the Body & Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle next month (June 17th - 19th), you'll be happy to know that organisers are continuing to add new features to the site, with just over five weeks to go.
A new arena called 'Second Nature' will be added to the grounds, and by the sounds of it, it'll make what is an already chilled-out festival even more so.
It'll include a specially-designed stage called The Woodlands Stage, which has been hand-built using timber from Body & Soul's old main stage. Bands set to play on this stage include Saint Sister, Talos, Somadrone, Forrests, Elm, TooFools, Holly Macve, Loah, as well as Æ Mak, Ocho, Elephant, Mario Batkovic and Niamh Regan.
There will also be performances in the Arbutus Yarns Front Porch, hosted by music video director Myles O'Reilly - including spoken word artist Stephen James Smith, singer, cellist, guitarist and songwriter Anna Mieke Bishop, festival favourite Rhob Cunningham and the rip-roaring, delicately played instrumental compositions of Mossy Nolan.
Also in the Second Nature arena will be a pop-up cinema run by Dublin's Light House Cinema which will show the likes of Purple Rain, Stop Making Sense and Labyrinth over the weekend; performances on the Pagoda Stage by Daniel McDermott, PolyGlove, Aine Cahill and more; immersive theatre run by Anu Productions; a programme curated by Music Network, which we told you about yesterday and the Solas Bath House and The Sanctuary, for a little bit of TLC for the body.
Basically, it all sounds like the Body & Soul area of Electric Picnic, transported into the Body & Soul festival. Very meta.