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April 28, 2016

3 Days to go: himHallows New Occult

With only 3 days to go now excitement is building and this years master of ceremony’s himHallows has made a video to give you an idea of what to expect on the day.

“Ahead of Sounds From the Other City, himHallows takes you on a short excursion to the deep depths of the book of New Occult™. It’s pages contain the summons for the enchanted dark creatures who are forever bound to bring the party, in this instance, 1x Masquerade Ball plz.

So mask up, hold your breath (for approximately 17 hrs) and jump feet first into the murky depths of Sounds From the Other City.

*Splonk ploosh*”

April 27, 2016

4 days to go: Stage Times Announced

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With only 4 days to go today is the sacred day that everyone dreads/looks forward to, its time to reveal this years Stage Times. As is tradition we have compiled a very handy clashfinder for you right here.

Times as ever are subject to change but fingers crossed they wont…

Also below you will find a lovely map (designed by Textbook Studio) that will give you an idea of where to find our venues, especially now we have a few newbies within our ranks.

See you all on Sunday

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April 26, 2016

5 Days to Go: Host-age Negotiations

So as some of you may remember last year Sham Bodie held a stage at the infamous New Oxford. Host Ben Tonge was in charge of ‘hosting’ the stage but after 10 hours he was, shall we say, a little worse for wear.

In a desperate attempt to get cover for part of Sham Bodie at Sounds From The Other City, Sham Bodie held a competition to see who might take over for a bit when Ben got sleepy/drunk/sleepy drunk.

We went along to their last event at Soup Kitchen at the start of April to help them choose this host alongside SFTOC performer Jayne Edwards and Mr Tonge himself.

Sham Bodie have created this video so you can see what happened and who we chose.

So, congratulations Mr Fran Canning – we will see you on Sunday!

April 25, 2016

6 Days to Go: Exclusive Soundbites

With only 6 days to go until the big day we are treating you to a bumper Monday listening package.

First up is an excerpt from last year’s Ex Easter Island Head & BBC Philharmonic Ensemble collaboration. The composition, presented by Samarbeta, will be having a reprise this year as the tour-de-fource combine once more for 2016.  The piece will feature a double bass, a harpist, a trumpet and a violin and will be performed in the grand surroundings of Salford Cathedral, a festival first.

It will be performed twice on the day (19:45pm & 21:00) and will have a limited audience capacity. To attend one of the performances you will require a festival ticket (available from Skiddle) and you will need to collect a FREE ticket from the Islington Mill Wristband Exchange which will be available to collect from 2pm onwards on a first come, first served basis.


Next up, party purveyors, Night Fantasy have recorded an exclusive mix just for us to help you get pumped ahead of their after-party at First Chop Brewing Arm with Franz Ferdinand drummer, Paul Thomson.

Mark our words folk this is gonna be one hell of a year. Last few tickets remain via

April 24, 2016


Now part of SFTOC lore, for the past 5 or so years Iwan (formerly of Common, now plying his trade at Blawd Bakehouse) has guaranteed us sun for Sounds by doing his trademark Sun Dance. Having sacrificed a much-loved toy in last year’s video, he’s headed for sunnier climes this time out, in order to make sure the sun always shines on SFTOC.TV – watch the full clip below.

Tickets are now almost sold out – grab yours here: