Sounds From The Other City

SFTOC 2021 Breakfast TV, Sunday 2 May 2021, 11am

SFTOC 2021 Breakfast TV
Sunday 2nd May 2021, 11am

Watch the full stream here, available until Wednesday 5th May 11pm

We’re marking what would’ve been the day of Sounds from the Other City 2021 with a special morning livestream – our own SFTOC 2021 Breakfast TV. Featuring a mix of new tracks and recordings SFTOC alumni such as Working Men’s Club, The Orielles, Godspeed You! Peter Andre, and more, plus footage from our vaults from Black Belles, Wode, Jesca Hoop and others.

Mostly filmed in our home of Salford, we’ve also got contributions from past festival art directors IMPATV, HimHallows, and Bad Uncle to give maximum Chapel Street vibes from the safety of your own home.

As ever, we’ve asked some of our favourite promoters to get involved with contributions from Heavenly Recordings, Band on the Wall, Reform Radio, and Fat Out amongst others. As it is a morning stream, we’ll also be handing out a SFTOC breakfast hamper to one lucky subscriber to our mailing list – more details on that later in the week.

So, join us at 11am on Mixcloud for an hour or so of brand new sessions, archive footage, and more – before going off and doing whatever you feel comfortable doing with the rest of Sunday 2 May to properly celebrate what would’ve been SFTOC 2021 in your own way. Our friends and venues along Chapel Street are back open, including Seven Brothers Middlewood Locks, The Old Pint Pot, The New Oxford, Porta, Deli Llama, while back in Manchester you can pop in to Now Wave-affiliated venue (and Sounds afterparty hub) Yes amongst others – all perfect for a visit after watching SFTOC Breakfast TV. See you then.

Full line-up: The Orielles, Working Men’s Club, Mali Hayes, Yemi Bolatiwa, Rebekah Reid, Godspeed You! Peter Andre featuring Beau Azra, Kupi, Trees R.Good, Jesca Hoop, Black Belles
Content selected by, and courtesy of: Heavenly Recordings, Band on the Wall, Fat Out, Reform Radio, MCR Scenewipe Sessions, Now Wave x Off With Their Heads

Sounds from the Other City Lifeline appeal

Without any festivals in 2020 and 2021, we will have had no revenue from ticket sales and sponsorships for two years, which, other than our emergency crowdfunder in 2020, has left us wholly dependent on grants and funding.

Amazingly, many of our ticket buyers have told us that they would be keen to donate the value of their ticket to help us survive if necessary and this support is so valuable to the festival. It wasn’t possible to set up that mechanism via our box office so we have launched the appeal to enable people to support us in this way if they wish.

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