Porretta Soul Festival 33th Edition

Otis Redding has become the most prestigious European event dedicated entirely to soul and rhythm & blues music, with a particular reference to the music of Memphis, the Memphis Sound, the musical school of the great Otis Redding, to whom the festival is dedicated. It will be a special edition, in winter style, and will […]

PSF 2021: special edition

The programming will take place in four phases: 1. From 21 to 27 June Street Art Week.A new series of 9 murals will tell the story of soul music and the Porretta Soul Festival. The public will have the opportunity to attend the works. Musical moments on June 26th and 27th with rhythm & blues […]

A summer in Porretta by Andrea Piazza

The first time you go to Porretta Terme, you choose. Then, after a while, it is this town with its charm, its mountain sobriety, its music … that attracts you like the siren song.

Wee Willy Walker’s latest single

We are really excited to see everyone in the new video by Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra for the single “Over and Over” !!

We are working on Sweet ART Graffiti

From 21 to 27 June 2021 a new series of murals will tell the story of soul music and the Porretta Soul Festival. The public will have the opportunity to follow the proceedings.

Stax Records biographer Rob Bowman about the festival

I remember my first visit to the Porretta Soul Festival as if it were yesterday. It was 1998 and that particular festival headlined Solomon Burke, the Bar-Kays and the incomparable Swamp Dogg. Porretta seemed like a magical place.

Peter Guralnick about Porretta

Everyone tried to tell me. Graziano tried to describe it to me and of course I had already heard of Porretta from Solomon Burke, Dan Penn, Michael Toles and Rufus and Marvel Thomas.

Giorgia at Porretta Soul Festival

At the 1994 edition, a very young Giorgia arrives in Porretta, accompanied by her father Giulio’s band, Io Vorrei La Pelle Nera.