There was once a time when food at a festival was a greasy burger or soggy hot dog - but times have changed my foodie friends…
Body&Soul returns to Ballinlough Castle on June 23th-25th and not only will there be an insane line-up of musicians, theatrical interludes, roaring comedy, topical debate and holistic escapes, it's actually worth going for the food alone.
This year festival foodies are invited to join Food on Board and Veuve Clicquot for tantalising treats and sparkling conversations in a brand new food area that has a focus on high-end, sustainable and delectable cuisine.
And oh my. The food.
Food offerings have been hand picked from all across Ireland, and include White Mausu by Katie Sanderson, an Asian street food flavour explosion with her peanut rayu, Shell’s Café, Sligo with its modern foodie experience and laid back surf vibe and savour organic glasrai and greens and The Market Kitchen, who will be stuffing you with raw milk cheeses and tangy sour doughs.
There's also a Veuve Clicquot bar who will be hosting their very own Masquerade Ball on Saturday night that is sure to be a "sparkling" party not to be missed.
There will also be some ultra-interesting talks and events held over the weekend, including Niall Sabongi of Rock Lobster and Klaw giving an Irish oyster shucking demo, a special morning 'Brunch101' demo, and the best thing?
Creator of 'The Best Spice Bag Ever’ Chef Kwanghi Khan will be sharing his secret recipe for the sensational seasoning.
Talks on smoking salmon, sustainable cooking and fermenting and the kimchi craze will also be held throughout the weekend.
And if you're looking for love? Well then you'll love the First Tastes dating service will pair festival strangers with a special picnic and champagne on the lake at Ballinlough, allowing conversation to flow and new connections to be forged.
Spots are only €25 and will soon be available to book via the Body&Soul website so you might wanna get on that sharpish 'cos it's sure to be popular among the love-seeking festival heads
We're already drooling at the sounds of all this.