What is it

Sinsal Son Estrella Galicia is one of the most unique festivals in Europe. It takes place in an Island called San Simón (Redondela), located by the stunning Vigo estuary. In 2018, the eighth edition of the festival will be held from the 26th to the 29th of July, during daytime. The only way to access the festival is by taking the chartered boats by the organization, which will depart from Vigo and Meirande. The cost of the journey is already included.

Another circumstance that makes Sinsal unconventional is the secret line-up. Yes, you’ve read correctly. The audience doesn’t know the name of the artists until they arrive. But, they do know certain things; bands and solo artists from all around the world will offer a wide variety of sounds, and most of them will play in Galicia for the very first time. High quality to surprise those privileged 800 spectators each day.

Best Spanish Small Format Festival – Premios Fest 2015.

Nominee for Best Small Format Festival- Iberian Festival Awards 2016, 2018.

The line up

Festival Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia line-up is secret. Since its first edition in 2003, the main commitment of Sinsal is to schedule artists that are starting their musical career or that show a big connection with the contemporary creation. Some of these names landed a few years later in the big festivals and concert rooms from around the world. The experience of the promoter Sinsal, the singularity of the event and the natural area where it takes place are a seal of quality.
The majority of the programme consists of artists that go around other prestigious Spanish and Portuguese festivals: from jazz to world music, from rock to electronic music, Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia is a festival without complexes. For this reason, it proposes to the audience a secret line-up, a musical experience beyond concrete names.

How to arrive

The only way to reach Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia Festival in San Simon Island (Redondela) is by boat chartered by the festival’s organization. There are two boarding points: Vigo’s Marine Station and Meirande (Redondela). When you buy the ticket to the Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia 2018 you can choose the departure harbor. The journey from Vigo to San Simon Island takes 1 hour and from Meirande takes 25 minutes.
Choose the best option according to your starting point and your means of transport. Meirande has a large free parking area.
Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia Festival has agreements with Iberia offering travel discounts if you come to the festival.
You could find Vigo’s Marine Station (Cánovas del Castillo Street, 3) in the center of the city. Boats to Cangas, to Moaña and to Cíes Islands leave from this point.
Meirande’s Museum (Redondela) is located at Rande Strait, what used to be Fábrica del Alemán, 10 kilometers from Vigo. Next we explain how to get there:
How to reach Meirande:

a) Along AP9 highway from Pontevedra:
1) You must cross Rande Bridge. 2) Then, take 151 AP9 exit (Teis-Chapela) towards N-552. 3) Take N-552 towards Redondela. 4) At Rande roundabout take N-552 towards Redondela. 5) Turn left from N-552 to Veirasa parking area (detour signposted by the festival’s organization).
b) From Vigo:
1) Take N-552 towards Chapela-Redondela. 2) At Rande roudabout take N-552 towards Redondela. 3) Turn left from N-552 to Veirasa parking area (detour signposted by the festival’s organization).
c) From Redondela:
1) Pass through Redondela and take N-552 towards Chapela-Vigo. 2) 500 metres before Rande roundabout (Rande Bridge), turn right from N-552 to Veirasa parking area (detour signposted by the festival’s organization).


We’ll publish all the info very soon. Stay tuned!


You can get discount on your hotel booking:

Hotel Bahía de Vigo. 

Call + 34 986 226 700 to book under code “Sinsal”. Prices for July 26, 27, 28, 29 de julio de 2018. IVA included.

  • Single room (no breakfast): 81.9€
  • Single room (breakfast included): 91.08€
  • Double room (breakfast included): 100.26€
  • Triple room (breakfast included):123.12€

Hotel Junquera. 

From 37 euros single room. Send an email on hotel website or call +34 986 434 888 introducing yourself as Sinsal audience. IVA included; breakfast not included.

  • Basic single room 37 €
  • Superior single room51 €
  • Basic double room 55 €
  • Superior double room 69 €
  • Basic triple room 69 €

AC Hotel Palacio Universal Vigo. 

10% discount (cannot guarantee availability). Call + 34 986 449 250 or e-mail to: puniversal@ac-hotels.com, introducing yourself as Festival Sinsal audience.


Festival Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia offers a wide and delicious gastronomic offer. From veggie to vegan food, and also alternatives apt for the coeliac community. During the previous weeks, we will publish all the information related to menus and their prices for 2018.
As is usual in other protected islands (Ons or Cíes), we request your valuable cooperation to keep San Simon Island clean and tidy by collecting bottles, plastics and leftovers in order to be thrown in the proper bin. You can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

You will find bars where to have Estrella Galicia, soft drinks, coffee and some cocktails.

There’s a lost and found service in the festival’s main office.

Are you a person with reduced mobility? Let nothing stopping you from coming. Please, send us an email to info@sinsalaudio.org and the necessary echnical aids will be put on your disposal.


In addition to the program of concerts, Festival Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia proposes other activities to the public taking advantage of the daytime experience in this extraordinary place.
In previous editions parallel proposals included talks and meetings, samples of technological projects, videoclip and DJ workshops, kayak, traditional games, performances, etc, as well as some funny activities from our sponsors (beer tasting, sports shoes raffle).
We are working on a proposal of activities that finishes up your Sinsal SON Estrella Galicia experience. We will keep you informed in due course.

Past editions

Metá Metá / Pixvae / Cuarteto Caramuxo / Orchestra of Spheres / Filho da Mãe / Fantastic Negrito / The Barberettes / Bombino / The Partisan Seed / Systema Solar / C Duncan / Holly Macve / Cintaadhesiva / Anna Meredith / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang / Romperayo / Amorante / Of Montreal

El Guincho / Dan Deacon / Pegamonstro / We are match / Rangda / Marc Jonson / Eska / Matías Aguayo / Ryley Walker / Juana Molina / Ala.ni / Extraperlo / Sons of Kemet / Joan Miquel Oliver / Malandrómeda / Bixiga 70 / Domenique Dumont / Islam Chipsy / Nicolás Pastoriza / B Fachada / Best Boy / Skylar Gudasz

Sen Senra / Michael Rother / Maika Makowski / Jolie Holland / Champs / All We Are / Owen Pallet / The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band / Deerhoof / Astro / Chancha Vía Circuito / Sumrrá / THEESatisfaction / Camila Moreno

Throwing Shade / Xenia Rubinos / Oso Leone / Jagwa Music / Frikstailers / Bel Bee Bee / Jambinai / Chelsea Wolfe / Ginger & The Ghost / Jacco Gardner / Blam De Lam / Wire / Mdou Moctar / Why Go / Apenino / Caspervek / Trilitrate

Caxade / Triángulo de Amor Bizarro / Germán Díaz / Le Parody / Gravenhurst / Baden Baden / Stealing Sheep / Denis Jones / Lucía Riveiros / Rafa Yebra / Miniaturas de Granell

Hoquets / L´Enfance Rouge / Al-Madar / Maïa Vidal / Alela Diane / Christian Kjellvander / Aries / Nite Jewel / Unicornibot / Alt-J / Shangaan Electro

Bflecha / 2uS / Mwëslee / Jane Joyd / Wooden Wand / Buke and Gass / Múrmel Bruxas / The Marzipan Man / The Kellies / Fat 32 / Laetitia Velma / Secret Chiefs