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20th Dec 2016

7 Things You Need To Know If You’re Going To Body & Soul This Weekend


Well hello there Body and Soul, you big roide!

Three glorious days of the best fun ever are just around the corner, so we’ve drawn up a helpful little list of you need to know for the weekend ahead..

1. Important times

The festival officially opens at 12pm on Friday June 17.

Opening hours:

  • Friday – Car parks 9am – Box Office 9am – Campsites 12pm – Arena 3pm. 

Box Office closes at 11pm. No entry to site after 11pm without ticket.

  • Saturday – Car parks 9am – Box Office 9am – Arena 10am

Box Office closes 10pm. No entry to site after 10pm without ticket.

  • Sunday  – Car parks 12pm – Box Office 12pm – Arena 10am

Box Office closes 8pm. No entry after 8pm.

The whole festival closes its gates for one more year at 2pm on Monday June 20.

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2. Getting there

The two easiest options are getting the festival bus, or driving.

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If you’re driving you can get exact directions here.

3. Weather

For now it looks pretty peachy, but a raincoat would be advisable!

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4. Must-see acts

Friday: BadBadNotGood, Optimo, EMBRZ, DJ Deece

Saturday: St Germain, Floating Points (Live), Neon Indian, Sally & Glammo

Sunday: Slow Magic, David August, Roisin El Cherif, Santigold

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You can check out the full lineup and scheduling here.

5. Here’s what the new site layout looks like

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Click here to download a copy of the map to your phone.

6. What’s the story with booze?

Everyone is allowed the following quantities of alcohol:

24 x 500 ml cans of beer, cider or ready mix drinks and one 750 ml bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle)


1 x 750ml bottle of spirits and one 750 ml bottle of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle)


3 bottles of wine (decanted into a plastic bottle) / or 1 x 2 litre wine box

Sunday ticketholders are not allowed to enter with alcohol.

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Body & Soul love their attendees so much that they operate a super sound ‘free flow’ system once you’re inside the festival gates. 

So there’ll be no need to hide your drink as you go past security into the main arena – you and your alcohol are free to roam wherever you wish. Happy daaaays!

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7. You’ll regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t….

  • Get a midnight hot tub in the woods with your pals
  • Head to The Glasshouse for some cocktails and a bop
  • Attend The Mother Guilty Pleasures Sing Along at 6pm on Saturday
  • Go for a shpin on the chairoplanes at 3am
  • Treat yo’self to a cold bottle of prosecco in the walled gardens
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Gah, we’re very excited altogether!

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