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February 20, 2019

Playlist | SFTOC – 15 tracks for 15 years

15 tracks, showcasing a small selection of the acts that have played Sounds from the Other City over the past 15 years. Our SFTOC Quindecennial takes place on Sunday 5th May, 2019. Tickets available via Skiddle here: https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/sounds-from-the-other-city/

January 25, 2019

Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial tickets now on sale

With tickets for our pre-sale moving incredibly quickly, we’ve now opened general sale for the Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial. Capacity is limited to 1,500 – half of last year’s event – and we’re expecting for tickets to sell out well in advance of the big day, Sunday 5 May.

2019 sees Sounds From the Other City (SFTOC) celebrate its 15th year in unique style, unlike anything seen before on May Bank Holiday Sunday – or any other Sunday for that matter. Roughly as infrequently as an eclipse of Saturn’s rings, or as the cicada swarms in the American deep south, or as Boatinni’s Comet comes into Earth’s orbit, Sunday May 5th sees us celebrate our first Quindecennial: a festival that happens once only every 15 years.

We’ve always planned to celebrate this momentous milestone with something special, so here it is…a one off event that condenses everything you love about Sounds into one super-concentrated party. 2018 saw our biggest and best festival to date – this year will see all that action packed into one site, as 1500 people make Salford’s Regent Trading Estate their home at our most ambitious SFTOC to date. For our Quindecennial, we’ve asked 15 of our favourite promoters to pick their best two acts, which will be brought to you across 5 stages – along with everything else that makes SFTOC the best day of the year, every year.

SFTOC is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a community festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes or soaking it all in from venue to venue with a beer in your hand.

You can buy your tickets now, priced at £25, through Skiddle here: https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/sounds-from-the-other-city/?ticketpw=quindecennial#eventticketsbox

January 21, 2019

The Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial | Sunday 5th May 2019, Regent Trading Estate, Salford

Quindecennial
[kwin-di-sen-ee-uhl]
Adjective 1. occurring once every 15 years or over a period of 15 years
Noun 2. a 15th anniversary

2019 sees Sounds From the Other City (SFTOC) celebrate its 15th year in unique style, unlike anything seen before on May Bank Holiday Sunday – or any other Sunday for that matter. Roughly as infrequently as an eclipse of Saturn’s rings, or as the cicada swarms in the American deep south, or as Boatinni’s Comet comes into Earth’s orbit, Sunday May 5th sees us celebrate our first Quindecennial: a festival that happens once only every 15 years.

We’ve always planned to celebrate this momentous milestone with something special, so here it is…a one off event that condenses everything you love about Sounds into one super-concentrated party. 2018 saw our biggest and best festival to date – this year will see all that action packed into one site, as 1500 people make Salford’s Regent Trading Estate their home at our most ambitious SFTOC to date. For our Quindecennial, we’ve asked 15 of our favourite promoters to pick their best two acts, which will be brought to you across 5 stages – along with everything else that makes SFTOC the best day of the year, every year.

SFTOC is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a community festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes or soaking it all in from venue to venue with a beer in your hand.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 25th January at 10am via Skiddle. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be made available to previous bookers on Wednesday 23rd January at 10am. To join the pre-sale list you can also sign up to Skiddle’s ‘Remind Me’ list for the event by clicking here.

Tickets are expected to sell out super quick, with only 1500 up for grabs – half the capacity of last year’s festival before we return to our usual format across Chapel Street in 2020. With our next Quindecennial not scheduled to take place until 2034, you can’t afford to miss out.

You can watch highlights from SFTOC 2018 below. Edited by Luke Bravin https://www.lukebravin.com, music by Footshooter https://footshooterbeats.bandcamp.com/:

May 7, 2018

Sounds From The Other City Survey – WIN £50

Sounds from the Other City 2018 is all over and it was our biggest and sunniest year ever!

We want to make SFTOC the best festival it can be so we’ve put together a survey which will go towards shaping the future of the festival – we couldn’t do it without you and we want to know your thoughts and feedback.

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a cash prize of £50.

You can complete the survey here or in the page below.

Thank you – we’ll be bringing your a full round-up over the coming days!

May 6, 2018

TODAY! WELCOME TO SOUNDSTOWN

Merry Christmas, everyone. We’ve finally made it, the best day of the year, Sounds from the Other City. We’ll be welcoming you down to SoundsTown this afternoon, in the meantime here’s all you need to know to make the most of the day.

Wristband Exchange
Opens at 2pm – Closes at 9pm.
The wristband exchange is located this year at Carpino Place Showroom (311-313 Chapel St, M3 5JY) AKA SoundsTown Town Hall.

It is next to Co-op and across the road from Salford Cathedral right at the heart of the festival site.

Tickets

There will be 100 tickets available for purchase on the day, priced at £30  These will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and we are unable to reserve tickets or guarantee entry to anyone who arrives without a pre-purchased ticket. If you are looking to buy one of our on the day tickets, it may be advisable to turn up early as we do expect queuing, and for them to sell out fairly quickly.

If you purchased tickets online, please print out or download your tickets to help speed up the process. Admittance to any venue will not be allowed without a wristband, so please head to the Wristband Exchange before you start your day. Early on, there are also liable to be queues at the exchange – so if you want to see any of the bands towards the beginning of the bill, we advise arriving early.

Cash

We strongly advise bringing cash on the day as a lot of bars and traders do not have card facilities. There are also limited cash machines on site, often with large queues and a shortage of available funds!

Food

There are food vendors situated across the site with main hubs at Regent Trading Estate, Hot Bed Press, fivefourstudios, Bexley Square and Islington Mill. These will all be taking cash on the day as well.

Stage Times

If you want to plan your day, a clashfinder is available on our site, and there will also be SoundsTown Gazettes with stage times handed out across the festival.

Individually Ticketed Events

Access to the following events is via separate individual tickets

BBC Philharmonic Ensemble x Laura Bowler x Rachel Goodyear present ‘Feminine Hygiene’ performance at Salford Cathedral at 7.45 & 9pm
Bound x Sounds performances at the upstairs space at HotBed Press 5.30, 6.30, 7.30, 8.30pm
The individual ticketing is in place due to limited capacity in both spaces. To get into these performances, you will need an additional ticket that must be picked up at the wristband exchange. These are free of charge, but are liable to go very quickly.

Stage Capacities & Running Orders

Entry to all stages are subject to capacity and line-ups and running times are all subject to change. Keep up to date on Twitter and Instagram – @SFTOC. If you’re taking a picture of anything, be a pal and tag it with #SFTOC.

Welcome to SoundsTown, pals.