WOS Festival x SON Estrella Galicia has been held every September, for six years now, gathering a dozen exceptional locations in the city of Santiago de Compostela, all within walking distance from the cathedral, in a historic district protected as a World Heritage Site. The locations include two museums, two theaters, an 18th century church, unique buildings such as Ciudad de la Cultura or the headquarters of the SGAE Foundation, a market, two concert halls and an independent cinema hall, among other spaces destined to create unique experiences for a reduced audience. The event presents an authentic architectural and touristic route through the city, threaded by a program of proposals around risk, exploration, contemporary and digital art, the contrast between tradition and innovation, and the dialogue between disciplines. The program consists of about fifty activities, spread over five days.
WOS has been selected as the best European Indoor Festival of 2018 in the European Festival Awards, awarded with the national prize for the best Tourism Promotion in the Iberian Festival Awards 2018, and stood out among the ten best Galician projects of 2018 in the report Observatory of the Culture of Fundación Contemporánea.
In past editions its lineup has included names as Robert Henke, Silver Apples, Beak>, Michael Rother plays Neu !, Spectrum, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Laurel Halo, Roly Porter & MFO, Raime, Vessel, Skee Mask, Group A , Paul Jebanasam & Tarik Barri, Demdike Stare, Gábor Lázár, Greg Fox, Ron Morelli, Samuel Kerridge, Abul Mogard, Suso Saiz, JASSS, Niño de Elche, Oddisee, KXP, Julia Kent, The KVB, Oren Ambarchi, Toulouse Low Trax , The Dwarfs of East Agouza, Tin Man, Martin Kohlstedt, Girl Band, Nite Jewel, Vladimir Ivkovic, Carla Dal Forno, Ron Morelli or Christina Vantzou.
The festival is an initiative of the compostelana producer WORK ON SUNDAY, in collaboration with the association of Galician cultural agents WOS INC, with SON Estrella Galicia as a main sponsor, and with the support of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, Deputation of A Coruña, AGADIC – Xunta de Galicia, Cidade da Cultura, Galician Contemporary Art Center (CGAC), Eugenio Granell Foundation, University of Santiago de Compostela and Mercado de Abastos among other entities.