A lot of people have recommended the Body & Soul festival to me in the past, but I’ve somehow conspired to never get there. This year could be too difficult to resist though. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds! Kurt Vile! Pantha Du Prince! Solange! Took me a while to stop drooling. Body & Soul takes place in ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, on June 21-23. Body & Soul was previously a two-day festival but maybe they saw an opening with the continued hole of Electric Picnic from the Irish festival calendar. Weekend tickets cost €139, and you can add a bus trip from Dublin to the site in to make it €168. There will be day tickets for the Sunday from €55. You can also pay for weekend tickets in two instalments. An initial payment of €69.50 is payable before and up to Tuesday, April 30, and a second and final instalment of €69.50 + €6.35 service charge is payable on Friday, June 7. There’s a Spotify playlist of the bands announced this morning below, plus a couple of Soundcloud embeds for the acts not on Spotify. Full lineup after the jump.

Body & Soul 2013 Initial Lineup:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Public Image Ltd (PiL)
Kurt Vile and the Violators
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Willy Mason
Pantha Du Prince
Jon Hopkins
George FitzGerald
Iron Curtis
Almighty Sion
Ryan Vail
Fish Go Deep