Finally, we’ve reached April 30th – SFTOC is here! We’re putting the final pieces together for the year’s best party, and we can’t wait to see you.
For all the latest information, follow us on Twitter, or Instagram (where David Bailey of Common Bar will be taking over our Insta Story) – and we’ll have sporadic updates on Facebook, too. We’ll be announcing special events throughout the day, as well as keeping people updated on what is happening where.
The wristband exchange opens 2pm at Islington Mill – if you purchased tickets online, please try and print out or download your tickets to help speed up the process. Admittance to any venue will not be allowed without a wristband, so please head to the Mill before you start your day. Early on, there are also liable to be queues at the exchange – so if you want to see any of the bands towards the beginning of the bill, we advise arriving early.
As previously mentioned, there will be 100 tickets on the door – these are likely to sell out very fast, so be warned. Once they’re gone, they’re gone – so if you are turning up, please be aware that you may miss out. Tickets are priced at £30 – we do not have card payment facilities, so purchases must be cash only.
If you want to plan your day, the clashfinder is still online here, but there will also be programmes available at Islington Mill including stage times.
The BBC Philharmonic/Laura Cannell/Ex-Easter Island Head performances take place at Salford Cathedral at 7.30 & 8.45. To get into these performances, you will need an additional ticket that must be picked up at the wristband exchange. These are free of charge, but are liable to go very quickly. Seating at the Cathedral is limited, and we are unable to let in anyone over these initial allocations.
IMPA TV (and the mysterious cult Sound of the New Dawn) are our visual directors this year (you’ll notice their totems across the site), and they invite you to join their ‘Pleasure Temple’ congregation at 8.45pm. This starts at The Old Pint Pot, before weaving it’s way to Regent Trading Estate. Gloves will be handed out to help you ward off evil spirits – it is advised you watch this initiation video in order to reach salvation.
There have been some small line-up changes: Go Away are now unable to play at The Kings Arms for The White Hotel – any news of a replacement will be announced on our social channels; Jack Evans has replaced Ben Kewin at The Salford Arms for Sham Bodie (you can find out more about Jack here); Pop Bastard will now be spinning tracks between bands at The Egerton Arms for Bad Uncle.
Apart from that, have a great day – it’s gonna be our best ever. Also – remember to tag any pictures #SFTOC to appear on The Skinny’s hashtag wall.
We’ll see you on the other side.