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SON Estrella Galicia Announce London ‘Soundhood Hackney’ Festival

Launching in London this month, Soundhood Hackney promises two days of live music, street food and beer culture. Find out more here…



Soundhood Festival Logo
Soundhood Hackney, press image

Opening on June 13th, Soundhood Hackney is a groundbreaking two-day micro-festival of Live Music, Beer Culture, Street Food and Positive Impact, taking place at Paper Dress Vintage on June 13th and, for the first time, collaborating with second Hackney venue Two Palms on June 14th.

‘Soundhood Hackney’ marks a brand new phase in SON Estrella Galicia’s development, with June’s London event the first in a series of new micro-festivals in cities across Europe, with subsequent partnerships in Madrid, A Coruña, Barcelona later in 2024 and Berlin and Granada in 2025. These events will include concerts in venues, activations in record stores, new gastronomic partnerships, upcycling workshops, plastic collections on beaches and sporting activities in the same neighbourhood, all in a bid to support local and cultural communities.

Soundhood Hackney Poster

Soundhood Hackney Poster

Headlining Paper Dress Vintage on June 13th will be Sworn Virgins, as well as support from Plantoid and Gia Ford, whilst DITZ are set to headline Two Palms on June 14th, alongside Gallus and Cosmorat.

Since 2009, SON Estrella Galicia has created events that offer a twist on the traditional concert experience in Spain, Brazil, Portugal and the US. They have since become well established in the London scene with 4 events in the past 18 months at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, including high-profile performances and attendees including Los Bitchos, Teleman, Dream Wife, Prima Queen, DEADLETTER, Swim Deep, and more.

From its inception, the family-owned independent beer brand has fostered community roots in Galicia, working with local farmers and suppliers and giving visibility to the region and its people. This is replicated at their events across the world, working with local vendors, artists, and sustainability projects.

In line with Estrella Galicia’s efforts towards sustainability, the event will have interactive elements embodying the Reduce, Re-use and Recycle mantra. In collaboration with friends from Relic Plastic, the impact activation event will take place at Paper Dress Vintage on June 13th, featuring an interactive workshop on sustainability in the fashion world.

Estrella Galicia’s beer experts will be providing an exclusive What Does Your Beer Sound Like? tasting workshop in the evening (June 13th), showcasing the brand’s artisanal and multi-sensory approach to their craft. There will also be a pre-event at BBE Store on the same night (4:30 pm) focusing on music selections and beer pairings.

Local vendors Yellow Garble will be the gastronomic partners at Paper Dress Vintage, whilst Two Palms’ street food partner is Food Fight. There will also be beer pairing recommendations for which these events have also become known. 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.”

To find out ticket details for this exciting and unique addition to the festival calendar, head over to the website here.

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