Body&Soul reveals programme for its legendary B&SVillage including full details of lineup. 

Heading into its 15th year as an integral part of the Electric Picnic festival, Body&Soul has unveiled the programme for its Body&Soul Village 2018 (see our playlist at the bottom of the page). Situated at the heart of the EP landscape, Body&Soul is a diverse creative hub where experimental art meets genre breaking music.

This year’s festival goers are in for rather a treat as on top of the cream of Irish rising stars, the Body&Soul stage has also attracted some of the best up and coming artists from abroad including Nashville-based trio The Brummies and Norwegian electro-experimenter Gundelach, whose music we’ve previously featured here on the blog.

Watch the video of his latest release feat. the gorgeous voice of fellow Norwegian artist ARY, who sadly won’t be accompanying Gundelach to Stradbally! Check out her music HERE.

Flying the flag for Ireland will be a host of bright young things including Fresh on the Net alumnus and Derry-native, pensive but perky-pink-popper ROE, whose music has also been featured by FOTN master-in-chief Tom Robinson on his BBC Introducing Mixtapes.

Hit play to check out this beyond-brilliant take on the evil that is Social Media trolling and online bullying here.

Other rising stars repping Ireland across the Body&Soul area will be turbo-charged Bitch Falcon, beyond eclectic Paddy Hanna, soulful poet David Keenan and synth-tastic Galwegian Laoise, whose electro-pop confections are honey to our musical palettes. Festival goers will also be treated to the evocative vocal of Little Wolf aka Lilla Vargen, indie-punk boss-gals Pillow Queens and the pensive electro-poetry of Ryan Vail.

In total, 100 acts will play across four stages – Body&Soul, EarthShip, Peace Pagoda and The Bandstand. Lucky EP ticketholders will also be able to enjoy the fine musical wines purveyed by the likes of dance-diva Soulé, mesmerising beat-makers Hvmmingbyrd, and dark-around-the-edges Sleep Thieves.

And if all that fails to satiate your appetite, punkitude is a dish best served by Fontaines DC, whose live video for Chequeless Reckless you can enjoy here.

We’ve ripped up a B&S playlist below … Get stuck in!

Here’s the full line up across all four stages located in the Body&Soul enclave:

Body & Soul Stage – Bad Bones / Barq / Bitch Falcon / Bon Voyage / Daithí / David Keenan / Fontaines D.C. / Gundelach / James Canty / Halo Maud / Hak Baker / Hvmmingbyrd / LAOISE / Lilla Vargen / O Emperor / Oscar Jerome / Orchid Collective / Paddy Hanna / Pillow Queens / ROE / R.S.A.G. / Ruby Empress / Ryan Vail / Sleep Thieves / Slow Place Like Home / Soulé / Super Extra Bonus Party / The Blue Notes / The Brummies / The Modern Strangers / Tracy Bruen / YOUNGR

Earthship Stage – 1000 Beasts / Baba / Beauty Sleep / Blackbird and Crow / Bobofunk / Bobby Basil / Dreaming of Jupiter / DJ Eamonn Barrett / Elaine Malone / Erica Cody / Fat Puppy / Happy Alone. / Jah Monk / Jazz Jam / Junior Brother / Kate Brennan Harding / Luka Palm / Mother DJs / Munky / Naughty Party / Parly B / Proper Micro NV / Rub a Dub Hi-Fi / Spice Bag / Soul Badger / Susie Q / SYLK / The Clockworks / Turf Softies / Will Softly / Worries Outernational

Peace Pagoda – AGorilla / Baz Hickey / Cáit / Davy Kehoe / Dream~Cycles / Melly / Maria Somerville / Neil Flynn / No Place Like Drone / Now You’re Swingin’ / R. Kitt / Rob Le Nan / Sarah Rossney / Soft Stone / Wastefellow / Zvuku

The Bandstand – Aine Duffy / As Humans / BIRDWOMAN / Cantina Bop / Cathy Flynn / Ciaran Moran / Club Comfort / Dreaming of Jupiter / Dublin Digital Radio / Generic People / H&G Creations / Jus Damien / Justyna Koss / Little One / Ophelia / Phraktal / PrYmary Colours / Reveller / Rosa Nutty / Supagreen Sound Machine / Tanjier / Trick Mist / VJ Jackson / Zapho

Our Body&Soul @ EP 18 playlist features tracks from a selection of the many great artists playing the B&S Village across the three days of EP18. Electric Picnic runs from 31st August to 2nd September in Stradbally, Co. Laois and is completely sold out.  To those of you with tickets, ENJOY!

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