35th Edition

Porretta soul festival
july 20/23 2023

Porretta Terme (BO)
rufus thomas park


35th Edition

Porretta soul festival
20/23 luglio 2023

Porretta Terme (BO)
rufus thomas park


Peace, Love & Soul

most loved European
soul festival

With over thirty years of history, Porretta Soul Festival has hosted the best Soul music Bands, many of whom have come to Europe for the first time.

Rufus Thoms Park

Dedicated to Rufus Thomas, this Park host Porretta Soul Festival main stage.

Rufus Thomas Cafè

Central Square, the best location to enjoy daily free shows.

Street Food Village

With more than 30 street foods from around the world, Street Food is in for all days of the shows.

30+ years of Funky Good Time

Peace, Love & Soul
since 1988

Sweet Soul Music, is an association created to promote Soul music knowledge. It was founded by Graziano Uliani in 1987.

The following year Porretta Soul Festival was born, which over the years has taken on such dimensions of prestige and notoriety as to make it the most important European event dedicated to Soul and Rhythm & Blues music.

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Fans all over the World

2 Stages, 1 Square, 1 Town, 1 Territory to be discovered.

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In Otis Redding name, 35th edition of the Porretta Soul Festival returns, from 20 to 23 July at Rufus Thomas Park in Porretta Terme, in the Bolognese Apennines heart.



Porretta Soul Festival

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A Soul Journey

“An accurate portrait of Porretta Soul Festival legends”

Available on demand on

PSF Edition 2022

The Best of – Women

A special video with best clips of Porretta Soul Festival 2022 female vocal performances. Made by Alessandro Baroncini (Lepida TV).

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Art by Antonio Cotecchia

Porretta street art

Porretta Soul Festival Street Art has created a path that allows you to discover characteristic corners of town. Selected European artists.


porretta terme
the house of soul

Porretta Terme is located in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, halfway between Bologna and Florence, not so far from International Airports.

In aereo

Airport Guglielmo Marconi Bologna
Airport Galileo Galilei Pisa
Airport Amerigo Vespucci Florence

in treno

Hourly departures from: Bologna Centrale, Pistoia, Florence Santa Maria Novella Trains Station.

in auto

From Northern Italy, enter the A1 Milan-Rome Autostrada del Sole and exit at Sasso Marconi. From Southern Italy, enter the A11 Firenze Mare highway and exit at Pistoia.

in bici

On most trains to Porretta there is a bicycle transport area equipped with e bike charging. Surrounding area nature is definitely worth a ride!

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