Sounds From The Other City


Sounds From The Other City // Sunday May 3rd 2015  // 3pm-4am // Various Venues // Chapel St // Salford.

Sounds From the Other City festival (SFTOC) is a celebration of new music and performance, uniting the cream of the national and international scene with some of the city’s finest independent promoters, collectives and club nights. Happening regularly on the May Day Bank Holiday each year along the Chapel St corridor of the historic city of Salford 2015 sees us enter our 11th year.

This year, we welcome back some of our favourite independent promoters like Now Wave, Hey! Manchester, Grey Lantern and film/music collective Video Jam, as well as new faces such as comedy & music pioneers Sham Bodie, party specialists Good Afternoon and the infamous SWAYS records. We’re venturing into some previously unused spaces (railway arches & new retail space at Vimto Gardens), sticking with long-time favourites (First Chop, The Angel Centre and, of course, Islington Mill ) and calling back to Arms at the Salford and Kings!

You can head over to the line-up page, to sample the sights and sounds that are appearing this year but, more so than most festivals, the real star of the show is the fabled Sounds atmosphere. And thats made by you. So abandon any previous plans and get yourself down to Chapel St on the May Day Bank Holiday. Tickets on sale here

“Sounds has become one of the country’s foremost festivals showcasing new and emerging talentMusic OMH

“SFTOC itself is the truest representation of what manchester music is today’NME

“As anyone who has ever attended it will know, Sounds from the Other City is a much-treasured event, an antidote to the bloated corporate music festivals that loom on the horizon at this time of year”  The Skinny

Using lots of little quirky of the beaten track venues, Sounds from the Other City is one of the most exciting events in the region” Clash Magazine

It’s the spirit of this festival that keeps us all coming back, the sense of celebration that in no way feels forced or phony, the prospect that you might bump into someone you know at any time, swapping stories and making plans to meet that may or may not come off. In so many ways, who you watch is beside the point.”  Chimp Magazine