Sounds From The Other City

Line Up

Salford’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 and details of promoters will be released in early 2017 but until then you can take a look at our history page to get a flavour of what you can expect.

With acts hand-picked by over 21 acclaimed promoters such as Now Wave, Hey! Manchester, Sham Bodie and Video Jam, 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, Horsebeach 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 Skiddle.com now.

Physical tickets will be available in the New Year.


Each year we invite a host artists and creators to help us create a unique festival atmosphere and experience, uniting the wild and chaotic array of music and art on offer up and down the street. Check out artist, designer and illustrator, Paul himHallows, short film introducing last years deeply aquatic theme of the New Occult.

Also check out our 2015 Highlights video produced by SJJ Film to get you in the mood for SFTOC shenanigans: