JUST EAT join forces with Body&Soul for an even more decadent, indulgent and flavoursome festival full of surprises!
17 – 19 June 2016 – Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath.
Body&Soul today announced a new partnership with JUST EAT, Ireland’s leading digital marketplace for takeaway food, to provide a new indulgent treat for guests at this year’s summer solstice festival. Known for its decadent brunches, fine-dining in the woods and gastronomic surprises, the partnership will mean Body&Soulers can kick back and have their food hand-delivered to them by the JUST EAT Waiters, who will be located at a dedicated JUST EAT relaxation space in view of the main stage.
JUST EAT enables customers to search for their favourite takeaway restaurants and place orders online or via a mobile app. At Body&Soul, JUST EAT will bring their online service to life offline. Partnering with a range of diverse and well-known restaurants, cafes and festival-favourite traders, JUST EAT waiters will take and deliver food orders on behalf of hungry festival goers, meaning no queues, no losing your friends and lots more time to enjoy the Festival delights.
Body&Soul’s pillars of indulgence and wellbeing are reflected in their singular approach to hand-picking food suppliers for the festival. This year, guests will find well-known festival favourites, collaborative cafes from fresh new brands and festival pop-ups by some of Ireland’s most popular independent eateries. The food line-up at Body&Soul is as good and carefully considered as the headliners, so a waiter service is a natural addition to treat its refined audience.
New in 2016 is a collaboration between three of Ireland’s most exciting young food brands – 3FE Coffee, Nobo and Sprout & Co. Their award-winning baristas take coffee ridiculously seriously, and their Dublin cafe is a hub for passionate baristas to showcase the coffees that inspire them most. Nobó, producers of Ireland’s first dairy and gluten free ice cream made from the natural goodness of coconut milk and avocado, will cool the crowds with homemade frozen goodness, while Sprout & Co Kitchen, the juice and shot bar, will serve up energy boost juices and shots from an up-cycled bathtub! All three collaborate to provide a balance of indulgent treats and delicious nourishing healthy food.
Fresh off the pages of the New York Times, Mulligans of Stoneybatter (L. Mulligan. Grocer) produces dishes that are special and worth celebrating – at Body&Soul the team will dish up delicious roasts, their old favourites and new discoveries with festival goers. Straight from another local, the Bernard Shaw in Dublin, the Big Blue Bus pizzeria will park up for the weekend in the campsite. Creating insatiable demand for their dishes, The Happy Pear duo will make a much anticipated return. Speaking about the boys, our Festival Food Awards Judge John McKenna said “The huge queues all day long at their stall shows how important it is to Body&Soul fans to have fantastic fresh food at the festival”; they were winners of the coveted Judges Award at our Festival Food awards in 2015.
A collective of passionate feeders from the four corners of the island will meet in the midlands to share their foods and ideas at Food On Board, a place to relax and escape the madness. Food On Board owes its name to a want for less waste in the world. Each dish will be served on a wooden board then washed and reused with all food waste composted on site.
Natasha Czopor had a vision for a business that would create beautiful, natural, healthy and delicious food for the world. In 2007 she set up Natasha’s Living Food from her kitchen, making healthy snack alternatives based on naturally grown wild or organically and sustainably raised fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains. She brings her kitchen to Body&Soul again this year.
Fresh food and vegetables have been the trademark of The Norton family for 80 years. Now the family have brought this tradition to a new level by applying it to the appetite for healthy foods among 21st century Dubliners in their store The Punnet Health Store, in Glasthule, near Dalkey, which provides fresh organic coffee, fruit juices, protein shakes, wheatgrass shots and smoothies. They make their Body&Soul debut this year.
Also heading to Ballinlough for the first time is Science Gallery Dublin, who will present LOCI Foods, a travelling food cart for prototyping, serving, and debating a range of bioregional food futures. Showing as part of FIELD TEST, the current exhibition at the gallery, visitors explore ‘bite-sized bioregionalism’ by identifying the attributes of the food system that are important to them. After identifying the three most important qualities, they are served a customised, algorithmically-generated snack from a set menu of ten ingredients. The menu features crops, livestock, and food products grown within the bioregion. Body&Soulers are invited to to take part in Loci Foods in the Walled Gardens in Ballinlough.
The seventh edition of Body&Soul puts a renewed focus on the peripheral, the parties, the finer details and the arts. An immersive summit of music, discovery, spoken word, holistic escapes, debate, gastronomic indulgences, blissful treatments and theatrical delights, Body&Soul arouses the senses and makes the mundane magnificent.
Coming Soon – announcements on Wonderlust, theatre and performance, the newly commissioned Woodlands Stage, visual art installations, the Absolut Art Bar, The Sanctuary holistic therapies, the children’s mini-festival in Soul Kids Gardens, late-night revelry at the new Reckless in Love Arena and many more curated corners.