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

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Line Up 2024 – TBA 













A Soul Journey

“An accurate portrait of Porretta Soul Festival legends”

Available on demand on

Porretta Soul Festival

Video Gallery

Porretta Soul Festival 2023 Recap

Remembering PSF 2023. Some images of an unforgettable edition. Thanks to NJ Video feat. Jacopo Indelicato & Nicola Galati. Supervision of P. Gramegna.

Porretta Soul Festival and its murals

A special interview in which Graziano Uliani tells us about the Porretta Soul Festival and murals that have changed the face of Porretta Terme (Bo).

From Porretta to Memphis and back

Special PSF 2022 by ERcole Cultura Ambiente Territorio. Broadcast every Saturday on 7GOLD (and Radio Italia 60s TV) as well as on the web. 

The Best of PSF 2022 – Women

The best of the female vocal performances of the Porretta Soul Festival 2022. Made by Alessandro Baroncini (Lepida TV).

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.

By Plane

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

By Train

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

By car

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.


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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