The Sounds from the Other City wristband exchange is located at Islington Mill. This is the spot that you will need to visit first to exchange your ticket for a wristband that will gain you access to the individual venues. It opens at 2pm on the day of the festival, Sunday May 1st and closes at 9pm. You can get to Islington Mill via:
Train: Salford Central or Salford Crescent stations.
Car: James Street is just off the A6 Chapel Street and is easily accessible via the A56 and A57 and Mancunian Way. Parking is extremely limited around the area.
Foot: Islington Mill is a 10 min walk from Central Manchester via Bridge Steet, Quay Street or Chapel Street.
Bus: Free Bus Shuttle Bus – Service number 3 more info here or Piccadilly Gardens – STOP P – Service number 36 / 37 / 12. They run every 6 minutes during the day and every 10 minutes in the evening. Ask to go to Chapel Street in Salford. It takes about 10 minutes. You need to get off the bus a couple of stops after Salford Central Station, and turn left by the big billboard.