SON Estrella Galicia launches two-day micro-festival, Soundhood Hackney

Pictured: Gallus

Arriving in London for two days of live music, drinks and workshops, Soundhood Hackney takes place across two venues from 13-14 June.

SON Estrella Galicia expands on its growing UK programme with the announcement of a micro-festival takeover of two iconic venues in London next month.

The festival commences on 13 June, with a pre-event gathering focused on musical selections and beer pairings at BBE Record Store. Sheffield’s harmonious soft-rocker Gia Ford then takes over Paper Dress Vintage alongside jazz-fusion quartet Plantoid and mysterious groovers Sworn Virgins for a night of live sets, drinks and food. To accompany the music, the event will see a workshop hosted by beer experts (What Does Your Beer Sound Like?), as well as an interactive workshop on sustainability in fashion in collaboration with Relic Plastic.

SON Estrella Galicia will then host performances at Two Palms for Brighton punks DITZ, indie-pop sensations Cosmorat and Glaswegian outfit Gallus on 14 June to cap off the festival. Selectors announced also include Jawa Jones, Jeff Higgins, Kyri K2 and Mondowski.

The first of a series of events to take place across Europe, subsequent partnerships will see SON Estrella Galicia make its mark in Madrid, A Coruña and Barcelona in 2024, before taking off to Berlin and Granada in 2025, for everything from concerts to sports, upcycling workshops to organised plastic collection on beaches. With the aim to bring people together and provide shared cultural experiences, the ventures are grounded in SON Estrella Galicia’s strong community roots. From working with local vendors to spotlighting local artists and supporting local sustainability efforts, local ties are at the heart of the family-owned brand’s mission, whether in Galicia or in cities all over the world.

On the partnership, Victor Mantiñán, Head of Global Music Sponsorship at Estrella Galicia said: “We are very excited to celebrate our first Soundhood (in the world) in London. We wanted to take our micro-festival concept a step further by bringing together different venues in a two-day programme of activities where there will of course be a lot of music on different stages, but also beer workshops and local street food proposals without giving up our commitment to positive impact. Soundhood London will feature not only the excellent bands that will take to the stages of Paper Dress Vintage and Two Palms but also Hackney’s local artisans and allies that make this neighbourhood an example of non-conformism and avant-garde.”

Get your tickets for Paper Dress Vintage here and Two Palms here.