Vagabonde Festival 2018

2018 September 28, 29 and 30

2 great places in the heart of Bordeaux

Cour Mably : The magnificent cloister of the former Jacobin convent built in 1684, located in the prestigious district of the Bordeaux “golden triangle”, will host an exhibition on the theme Art & Ocean. 10 selected artists: surf culture, street art, contemporary sculpture. Free access.

PIP Brewery Gardens : This atypical venue near the Bordeaux Wine Museum and Bacalan Bassin Zone area will be the venue for artistic installations, the Vagabonde Short Films Session Festival, and the VagaSound evening. . Limited places, pre-bookings recommended.

Short Movies Session Festival

The Vagabonde Short Movies Session Festival presents short films with artistic dimensions on the themes of surfing and oceans.

A jury composed of professionals and amateurs of cinema and photography, surfers, or even journalists will give their vote to choose the best realization. The public is also giving a vote !

The Vagabonde Short Movies Session Festival helps to promote original works to the public through this short films competition.

Winners of previous editions

2015 - CATCH IT

directed by Sarah Menzies
surfer : Léa Brassy

2016 : ROSE

directed by Thomaz TZ Jamur
surfer : Thomaz TZ Jamur


VagaSound is the live music night of the Festival Vagabonde.

VagaSound is the live music night of the Festival Vagabonde.
The musical programming is eclectic, and sometimes avant-garde, mixing styles and musical roots.

The places welcoming VagaSound are carefully selected, to renew at each new edition the convivial and festive experience:

The Modern Garage in 2014

Foodstuffs of Art in 2015

Chez Alric in 2016

VagaSound 2018 will take place in the Secret Garden of the PIP Brewery, Beyond the musical program you will discover very soon, you will enjoy original artistic installations.


Vagabonde from 2014 to 2016

Festival Vagabonde 2014

Halle des Chartrons / Garage Moderne

23 artists and more than 150 artworks. American painter Erik Abel, the French Rémi Bertoche, the Spanish Andoni Galdeano. 30 partners. Charles X in concert for VagaSound at the Garage Moderne. Donation to the Bordeaux non profit Surf Insertion.

Festival Vagabonde 2015

Halle des Chartrons / Vivres de l’Art

THE WAVE: an artistic installation over 3 meters height, denouncing the plastic pollution of the oceans. 20 featured artists including Australian photographer Debbie Morris, American photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh, the California Ecuadorian painter Wolfgang Bloch. A conference-debate on the theme: “Surf Culture, model of society? “. More than 30 partners including Patagonia. Les Vivres de l’Art hosts the evening VagaSound concerts. The “Surf Camp” is an associative village. Culture S donates to the Bordeaux non profit See Surf.

Festival Vagabonde 2016

I-Boat / Halle des Chartrons / Chez Alriq

22 artists including the American star painter Jay Alders, emblematic posters of pop artist John Van Hamersveld, works by the late François Lartigau. Exhibition of surfboards. Conference-debate “Women surfers are exceptional! “. Short Movies Session festival is enjoying a growing success. The Surf Camp welcomes several writers including Alain Gardinier. Alriq is the venue for the VagaSound conerts, which attracts more than 900 people.