Sounds from the Other City is an independent festival of brand new music. Launched in 2005, the event was conceived by Maurice and Mark Carlin who wanted to create a platform for the best young independent promoters presenting the most exciting new music from Manchester and beyond. While running a record label and recording studio at Salford’s Islington Mill, they were enchanted by underused spaces like the Salford Arms and the Albert Vaults, and the one-day event continues to work with new and unusual venues each year in the Chapel Street area.
Growing in capacity from 400 to 2000 this year, highlights include the first ever gig by the Ting Tings (2007) and early- career sets by Marina and The Diamonds (2009), Alt-J (2011) and Sampha (2011) . Taking in pavement sets by David Thomas Broughton, 40- strong marching bands, performances on station platforms, concerts for one in phone booths, groundbreaking visuals, live shows and DJ sets, Sounds is a magical urban festival experience. Come along and check us out!
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