Sounds from the Other City (SFTOC) returns on Sunday 30 April 2017, showcasing the best in new music, performance and art. Taking over Salford’s historic Chapel Street area, venues include churches, warehouses, pubs and social centres, each hosted by a leading promoter such as Now Wave, Hey! Manchester, The Beauty Witch & Grey Lantern.
The sounds this year come from across the globe, including hotly tipped HMLTD, Fay and Ayse from Savages new project OTOMO X, Flamingods, Heavenly Recordings’ Amber Arcades, Goat Girl and ethereal New Zealand RBMA graduate Fazerdaze, as well as some of the Northwest’s very best in Horsebeach, IAMDDB, TVAM and The Lovely Eggs. NTS radio return with another live broadcast line-up plus there is the final instalment in a trilogy of showcases with BBC Philharmonic & Ex-Easter Island Head, this time joined by acclaimed double recordist and violinist Laura Cannell, at Salford Cathedral.
As ever, there is the much fabled Sounds atmosphere. Help us ward of spirit and superstition, in this our 13th year, with IMPATV’s festival wide installation, Sound of the New Dawn. Dance around a totem, parade along a street and get lost in a nether world of psychedelic visuals. Artist EC Davies offers the chance to roll a ‘13’ on some giant fluffy dice in participatory event I’m Sticking With You, whilst The White Hotel try to outdo even themselves with 2000AD, a work of fragmented and demented musical theatre, taking place all day long in the Kings Arms.
And when you think your senses can’t take no more, restock on some of the finest street foods and craft beers in the land before partying into the night with line-ups from Inkfolk, Swing Ting x Hotmilk & Night Fantasy with J.G Wilkes (Optimo) at the helm.
Full line up here.
Tickets available now at Common, Islington Mill, Kings Arms and the Old Pint Pot (all bkg fee free) as well as at Piccadilly Records or get them online from www.skiddle.com
Sunday 30 April 2017, Chapel Street. Wristband collection from Islington Mill, James Street.
All details and line-ups subject to change, keep up to date www.soundsfromtheothercity.com #sftoc