Sounds From The Other City

April 25, 2015

8 DAYS TIL #SFTOC – Afterparty line-ups revealed


As anyone who has been to SFTOC before well knows, the festival is as much about what happens in the early hours as it is about the day itself. With that in mind, we’re excited to reveal the full line-up of the much loved Sounds after-parties. Featuring some of our longtime pals (Deep Hedonia, Stop Making Sense, Chew Disco et al), some of our idols (Christeene being chief among them) and some new faces (Winter Son and Annex Agency being just two), we’ll be carrying on the tradition of dancing on through until daybreak on Bank Holiday Monday.

As usual, we’ve got the perfect mix of the brilliant and the bizarre – with Deep Hedonia’s Golden Hank Mondo’s Human Entertainment System, explained in this terrifying video. See the full line-up below.

SFTOC Tickets are available priced at £20 from Skiddle here: as well as in person from Piccadilly Records, and booking fee free from North Tea Power, Font Bars Manchester and the Kings Arm.


Deep Hedonia ­


­ Gesamtkunstwerk (4am – 6am)


Night Fantasy (10pm – 12am)

Stop Making Sense (12am – 2am)

Chew Disco (2am – 4am)

Special Guests TBA (4am – 6am)


Faktion x Gesamtkunstwerk x Annex Agency (til 1am)


Good Afternoon (til 1am)

Salford Arms

Winter Son (til 12am)

First Chop

Wet Play x Red Laser x El Diablos 2am

April 24, 2015

Interview with Simon Catling of Grey Lantern


Grey Lantern are now veterans of Sounds From the Other City. Since their birth in 2010, they have made a name for themselves as a tour-de-force of a promotions team around Manchester, taking over many of Manchester’s finest venues in Soup Kitchen, Big Hands, Gullivers, Kraak and First Chop Brewing Arm.

The team are used to taking over interesting and out of the norm spaces and in 2015 alone they have brought the likes of Spectres, Hookworms, Vision Fortune and Hartheim (their debut headline show) to the city. Now the team turn their attentions to Sounds From the Other City, and their very special collaboration with Faux Discx at The Angel Centre, we caught up with main man Simon Catling to see what we can expect come May 3rd.


April 24, 2015

9 DAYS TIL SFTOC – #SFTOCSkinny photo comp + prizes


Following our link-up with The Skinny last year (which featured, among other things, a parade down chapel street and secret shows), we’re proud to reveal that we’re teaming up with them once again. This time, they want you to take pictures of your day on May 3rd, hoping that you will capture the spirit of SFTOC – with the best photo winning a selection of goodies lovingly donated by the Sounds promoters. All the info below, and further details at


April 22, 2015

More names added to Video Jam at Kings Arms


Video Jam will be keeping us going both up and downstairs in the daytime at the Kings Arms. One of the notorious promoters in the North West, Video Jam have made a name for themselves by putting on some of the most interesting nights around. They’ve packed out the likes of Manchester Art Gallery and The Whitworth, as well as hosting the first ever outdoor stage at SFTOC.


April 21, 2015



During this year’s SFTOC festival, Costumologists & Faux Queens have been plotting to infect the festival with ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ – an evolving epidemic, transmitting the spirit of P-A-R-T-Y hysteria throughout the day. Through the use of costume, installation, performance and interventions ‘Micro Cosmic Delirium’ will infectiously take over the festival piece by piece, travelling between venues triggering mayhem and spreading the Delirium further, resulting in a cross contamination of epidemic proportions.

Watch the incredible trailer below. May 3rd is going to be wild.