The Estrella Galicia Northwest Festival in La Coruña, fifty concerts in five days

We walk again on the zone! A Coruña will host from August 10 to 14 the 35th edition of the Noroeste Estrella Galicia Festival. The event returns to Riazor beach and presents for the first time and as a unique stage the Trasatlánticos dock so that the music can be heard aloud thanks to the 51 concerts over five days in 10 areas of the city.

The Mayor of La Coruña, Agnes King; the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia, Gonzalo Trenor; the Director of Corporate Affairs of Corporación Hijos de Rivera, Old Anthony; and the artistic director of the 35th Estrella Galicia Northwest Festival, Cristina Toba, presented the festival this morning. The delay in the distribution of the poster, of which the details are known as the days go by thanks to the diaries of the artists and which has leaked in recent hours, sparked some criticism but it was finally presented today, Thursday, at the Riazor.

“It’s a pleasure, because after two years of silence in the music industry, we return to the sand and the beach“, assured Toba during the presentation. The organization wanted the Noroeste to be this 2022 a joint festival and artists carrying a message and, in addition to the concerts, confirmed that there will be parades, as well that the harvest market in the Campo da Leña and the record market.

The artists and stages of the festival

A Coruña will host from August 10 to 14 around fifty concerts on the Riazor beach and the transatlantic quay (more contemporary “and trendy”), but also in other spaces. So some more intimate settings will be Santa Margarita Park (with urban music and alternative rock), Campo da Leña (pop and rock), Plaza de Azcárraga (soul and jazz evenings), San Antón Castle (“little delicatessen”), Casa Casares Quiroga, the Luis Seoane Foundation (anti-avant-garde), the María Casares Museum (music with a French accent like that of the Galician Antonio Pracer) or the Sellier and Cormelana squares (DJ).

The festival starts on wednesday 10 and he will do it with a concert on the quay of Transatlantic. the catalan band Dorian will perform in this space, which will also host the concert of la la i love youwhile The sticker will perform his songs in Santa Margarita Park. corizones, so advanced Fifteen thousand Start of the weekwill also act on this day.

Amparanoia will take over from Dorian at the transatlantic quay on Thursday the 11th, the day the duo’s music will also play Door in this new scenario. Emir Kusturica and the tobacco-free orchestra will perform in Santa Margarita Park that same Thursday.

Bratzantifa will offer a concert on the Riazor beach on August 12. That same Friday Zahara will take over before Tanxugueiras thrill the citizens who walk on the sand with their roots music to enjoy the concert in the evening.

The festival will continue on Saturday 13 with Helen Aegean, Baiuca there UB40also on Riazor beach.

Other confirmed artists are Maika Makovski (who claimed to be looking forward to come back to practice your Galician) or Luna Ki, both in the Parque de Santa Margarita.

more gigs

El Xacobeo will be present at this important festival in La Coruña through various concerts. Baiuca y Zahara en Riazor, Dios ke che crew (Santa Margarita), Miguel Costas y Familia Caamagno (Campo da Leña), Néstor Pardo y Alfredo García (Plaza de Azcárraga), Nara is Neus & Sasha Smirnov, Musculo y CRNDS (Fundación Luís Seoane), Uxía Pedreira (Castillo de San Antón), Antonio Placer (Casa Casares Quiroga), Toccoro and Judah (A Cormelana), Festicultores y Brasica Rapa (Pasacalles en Torreiro) and Alicia Carrera and Teresa Ferreiro (Escenario Sellier) his las proposals in which the Xunta plays a fundamental role.

Aqeelion, A Pedreira, Bia Ferreira, Biznaga, Imma Veiga Live AV, David Walters, El Combo Batanga, Eve Cornelious, FF, Ismael Fernández, Julián Maeso Sexteto, Kamaal Williams, Ladinamo, Maruja Limón, Pedro Pastor y Los Locos Descalzos, Pup Puppy, Goodbye Goodbye and another, Thubault Cauvin, Valeria Castro, Vanessa Collier and Viruxe are the other artists who will offer concerts as part of the Northwest Estrella Galicia Festival.

The organization of the festival depends directly on the mayor, responsible for the cultural space of the town hall, who has not had his own adviser for two years. The last edition of the North West without restrictions took place in 2019, bringing together 100,000 people in more than 90 performances, with 75 groups and more than 150 hours of music. The 34th edition of Le Nord-Ouest was held from August 6 to 8, 2021 with 25 artists on four stages.

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