An island. A secret line-up of performers. A boat trip. Sinsal Son Estrella Galicia is a unique festival. The October issue of the D-Due H.P. France magazine takes us on a trip around this one-off journey through the world of music, landscape, and culture.
The search for beauty lies at the heart of D-due’s collection for the Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 season, “How to Steal a Morandi”. And as a part of this quest, this summer we hopped on board a boat to find it in the middle of the Vigo estuary. The October issue of the magazine from our flagship store in Tokyo is set in the island of San Simón, in the lower estuaries of Galicia. Every July, one of Europe’s most unique events is held there, the Sinsal Son Estrella Galicia festival, a one-off experience held during the day, with a secret line-up of artists. Festival-goers only discover the name of the performers when they arrive on the island, and only 800 people can enjoy the concerts each day, with artists from all five continents.
The festival is set against the rolling landscape of the estuaries, in a dazzling adventure that takes in all of the culture and nature of Galicia. Over the centuries the island of San Simón has witnessed all of the trials and tribulations of seafaring life, has been an inspiration for mediaeval poetry, a refuge for monks, a hospital, and a jail during the dictatorship. Today it is a valuable heritage site and environmental asset, dedicated to thought and creativity.