Sounds From The Other City

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.

March 12, 2015

2014 Highlights Video

Check out our highlights video from 2014’s, 10th Birthday celebrations.

This festival was our best yet and im sure you will agree. From the art direction of the Volkov Commanders through to performances from Golden Teacher, Thomas Truax, Adult Jazz, PINS & Bernard & Edith amongst many many more. PLUS we had the Skinny Secret Sessions, our own brew from First Chop called TOC AND our first ever record fair.


March 12, 2015

Volkov Commanders 2014 Highlights Video

2014 saw the Volkov Commanders take over Sounds From the Other City Festival with a series of incidental happenings and performances.

The trio, arrived from the Moon on their Wooly Mammoth and took over the site. Leading processions with some of Manchester creme de la creme as they took over their minds and body and turned them into unrecognisable creatures, then throughout the day they took over you, our beloved audience.

Take a look at the footage, captured by video genius Paul Wright for evidence that we will use against them in years to come.

April 25, 2014

The Summoning – Volkov Commanders

SFTOC will be 10 years old this May 4th, and the Volkov Commanders have been busy, holding a séance day and night, summoning the spirits of Sounds From the Other City festival from years gone by. They’ve been meddling with the minds of innocent bystanders, re-birthing them as living, breathing, rabble rousing, incarnations of the symbols and characters that have appeared on the festival’s posters over the past decade.

The characters have been turned loose, running amuck on Salford’s Chapel Street. Beware, festival goers! What will happen at SFTOC 2014?

April 8, 2014

We are Coming

…Get ready Chapel St, we will see you on May 4th…

…until then we will continue to make you aware of our presence…