Sounds From The Other City

Sounds from the Other City 2020 | Chapel Street, Saturday 2 May 2020

Sounds from the Other City (SFTOC) is back once again for 2020, and back to Chapel Street after our 15th birthday blowout last time out. We’re seeing in the new decade by, as ever, giving your favourite promoters creative carte blanche to book the best new bands in the country, and have them play in your favourite spaces – the strange, the surreal, and the spectacular – as our community festival of art, new music, and culture returns to the pubs, churches and community corners of Salford.

With the early May Bank Holiday Monday moved back to Friday 8th for VE Day, we’re taking the opportunity to move SFTOC forward to 2nd May 2020 – a once in a lifetime chance to experience Sounds on a Saturday before moving back to our usual Sunday slot in 2021. We’ll also be bringing lots more new ingredients to mix in everything that has made the festival one of the most idiosyncratic and individual events in the country, making sure the best day of the year stays as fresh as ever as we reach our sixteenth 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 8 November at midday via Skiddle. To join the pre-sale list for early access to tickets you can also sign up to Skiddle’s ‘Remind Me’ list for the event by clicking here or filling out the form below. We’re expecting to sell out well in advance of the day itself, as we have done for the past 7 years – don’t miss out.

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: Sounds From the Other City 2020 tickets from Skiddle.


News on promoters, venues, performers, artists, and after-parties will be announced in the new year – this is going to be our biggest and best SFTOC yet.

You can watch highlights from SFTOC 2019 below.