Salford’s only new music festival, Sounds from the Other City celebrated its seventh birthday this year. Having presented Marina and The Diamonds, the Ting Tings, Cherry Ghost, Dutch Uncles, Wu Lyf, Egyptian Hip Hop, Jesca Hoop and many more, the one day event on Chapel Street returned on May 1 for a day and night of incredible sonic exploration.
As ever the focus on quality and talent and the festival expanded from nine to 13 stages this year; University of Salford 300+ capacity Peel Hall played host to a stage curated by promoters Hey! Manchester, while audiences could take in shows at Islington Mill, St Philip’s Church, Rover’s Return, and many more.
Acts this year included the NME’s favourite trancers D/R/U/G/S, indie legend Darren Hayman, Swedish popstrelles, Those Dancing Days as well as The Wave Pictures, The Twilight Sad, Rainbow Arabia, spoken word from Aidan Moffat and 70 more acts!