Sounds From The Other City

Line Up

sftocfinalversion1webSalford’s celebration of new music, art and performance SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER CITY returns on Bank Holiday Sunday 30 April, 2017. The full line up will be released later in 2017 but we are pleased to share with you the first wave of acclaimed promoters that will be selecting the acts for the festival’s 13th edition.

SFTOC showcases the best in new and forward-thinking music across multiple stages (2016 saw 17 stages). Over the last 12 years, the Festival has seen early career performances from an eclectic array of artists from Alt-J to Lapalux, the Ting Tings to Jane Weaver, Go Go Penguin and Sampha and has been covered by the Guardian, the New York Daily Post, the NME, the Independent and more.

Tickets for 2017 festival are available via now.

Physical tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

Selecting the acts this year will be SFTOC Stalwarts Bad Uncle, Now Wave, Hey! Manchester & Grey Lantern along with the long awaited return of Comfortable on a Tightrope. The Beauty Witch, TOPP, Tru Luv, Night Fantasy, Good Afternoon and NTS all return, comedy superstars Shambodie join forces with Ping Pong Club. We introduce for the first time; upstarts Family Tree, spoken word and slam specialists Young Identity, Manchester legends Aficionado and Hebden Bridge’s finest in Inkfolk, and finally are pleased to bring back Heavenly Recordings and Manchester Midi School.

As with each year at SFTOC we are pleased to tell you more about just two of the new commissions for 2017:

By Austin Collings

A work of fragmented and demented musical-theatre. Sci-Fi Salford. We can’t always tell the whole story but we’ll try. Warning: contains language.

Then, into the night, we’ll prove once again that we are completely and openly a mess. The theatre doesn’t close until you’re seeing stars.


Alongside this, we have heard musings and rumblings through the darkweb of a full-site takeover called


We are in the age of illusion.
The Mental Ghetto Of Modernity.
Your Heroes are Gone.
Reptilians rule the world.

On this, the 13th year of Sounds From The Other City

All is not lost.
SOUND OF THE NEW DAWN is here to offer you the protection you need.
SOUND OF THE NEW DAWN hold the keys to your fulfilment.
Walk with us into the future!

join the congregation
may all beings awaken.

Tickets for 2017 festival are available via now.