"Le Grand Soufflet” is a festival dedicated to music we commonly present as « modern world music ». Originally focused on the accordion, the festival has been taking place every year in October in the city of Rennes and many other cities of the Ille-et-Vilaine department (French Brittany) since 1996. Due to this experience and the particular feeling brought by this instrument, the festivals extends since 2021 towards popular music mixing tradition with a taste of modernity in various styles such as new trad, rock, electronic, urban music, experimental etc… Although the main object has changed, the Grand Soufflet festival certainly remains by its name and its history a major scene for accordion players from all over the world as shown in the list below :

Some of the international artists invited over the years :
KIMMO POHJONEN (electro fusion Finlande), RICHARD GALLIANO (Jazz France), MOTION TRIO (classique contemporain Pologne), QUANTIC (electro Cumbia France), KING COYA (electro cumbia Argentine), KOTTARASHKY & THE RAIN DOGS (electro World Bulgarie) , ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE BRETAGNE & PASCAL CONTET (contemporain France), MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND (electro cumbia Mexique), ANAKRONIC ELECTRO ORKESTRA (electro Dub France), GYSPSY SOUND SYSTEM (electro world Suisse) , ALDO GRANATO (electro world Belgique), NOMAD FREQUENCIES (electro world France), FAAUNA (electro cumbia Argentine), RADIKAL SATAN (punk expérimental Argentine), PATO MACHETE (Rap hip hop Mexique) , THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE (punk rock Angleterre), TONINHO FERRAGUTTI Forro jazz Brésil), THE ROUGHNECK RIOT (punk Angleterre)...

2022 Festival : 5th of October > 15th of October
Line up :
A COR DO BRASIL
ARBADETORNE
ALBERI SONORI
ALEXANDRE SALLET
ANTONIO CASTRIGNANO
ANTTI PAALANEN
BACHAR MAR-KHALIFE
BORIS VIANDE
BRAZAKUJA + LAURA AUBRY
BUBBEY MAYSE
CIAC BOUM
COCANHA
DAKH DAUGHTERS
DELI TELI
DIGABESTR
ELECTRIK GEM
EUGÉNIO - ciné concert
FAHRENHEIT
HAMON MARTIN
HORZINES STARA
JEAN-DANIEL TALMA
KUMBIA BORUKA
KUTU
LADANIVA
LE VENT DANS LES ROSEAUX - court métrage
LOLITA DELMONTEIL
LULUDJI
MARIA MAZZOTTA
MAYA KAMATY
MENACE D’ÉCLAIRCIE
MORGANE LE CUFF
MORGANE LABBE
OLMARO DUO
PALOMA NEGRA
PIAZZOLLA PIAZZOLLA
RÉDÈR NOUHAJ
RODRIGO CUEVAS
SONGO
TRIO ESQUINA
VERGER CAVALIÉ
VINYLE LOVERS
VÒDEN
WATI WATIA ZOREY BAND
YEKO

PREVIOUS LINE-UPS

Artists and bookers
2022 line up is closed.
The 2023 edition of the festival will take place from 4th to 14th of October.
Please send your material with line up 2023 in object with links to videos and soundcloud, asap and before end of December 2022 to p r o g r a m m a t i o n a t l e g r a n d s o u f f l e t d o t f r
Please note venues of the festival are small : from 30 to 500 people and we often offer 3 gigs to international artists.

Touristic information
www.tourisme-rennes.com/en

For press inquiries
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