The fourth outing of Body & Soul takes place this weekend at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. You’ve probably heard about the big international artists playing over the three days: James Murphy, Kurt Vile, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PiL, Charles Bradley, Solange and Jon Hopkins (seriously don’t miss Solange and Jon Hopkins). This is a list of some of the Irish acts playing over the weekend. It’s not a complete guide though: ones not on the list who you should keep an eye out for include Lasertom, Daithí and Mmoths. There’s loads to enjoy, and after the jump you can see the 10 Irish acts I think you should catch at Body & Soul 2013. Tickets are still available, by the way. You’d be silly not to.

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Jennifer Evans, Wonderlust, 9.15pm, Friday
There’s a lot of people salivating at the thought of new music from Evans. Expect to be captivated.


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Overhead, The Albatross, Body & Soul stage, 2.30pm, Saturday
The five piece will pack the perfect punch to the head required on a Saturday afternoon.


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Adultrock, Midnight Circus, 3.30pm, Saturday
Drawing plaudits in recent months from the likes of Annie Mac, and always working on new material, Adultrock is only getting better.


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Richie Egan, Wonderlust, 6.30pm, Saturday
Do you really need a reason to go catch Richie ‘Jape’ Egan? I thought not. (At the time of writing I’m not sure when Egan’s playing over the weekend. I’ll update it when I know, and let ye know on Twitter.)


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RSAG, Midnight Circus, 8pm, Saturday
A visual treat and an aural attack. The perfect pick-me-up.
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Forrests, Midnight Circus, 9.15pm, Saturday
Dublin pair release their debut EP Wilder on BlastFirstPetite Records on July 8. They also know their way around a festival set. This is going to be fun.
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Dancing Suns, Wonderlust, Time TBA, Saturday
The new project from Nina Hynes and husband Fabien Leseure, this is sure to be an ambitious, unforgettable set. Will sound perfect in the sun. *touches wood*


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Si Schroeder, Wonderlust, 7:30pm
Not exactly prolific, this is Si Schroeder’s first festival appearance of the year. See what he’s been up to in the months since he last played a set.

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SlowPlaceLikeHome, Wonderlust, 11.30pm, Saturday
The prolific Keith Mannion plays his first live set ever this weekend. Essential.


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Ryan Vail, Midnight Circus, 5.30pm, Sunday
Derry’s Ryan Vail is on one of the most exciting labels in Ireland at the moment – Champion Sound, also home to the majorly talented Unknown – and seems set for really big things. This Sunday afternoon slot could be his launchpad.