Sounds From The Other City

May 6, 2015

A Huge Thanks


Another SFTOC has been and gone, and as every year, it’s totally overwhelming to see the huge amount of support and love people show for this annual outing to Salford.

But before we move on to plans for next year, we wanted to take a moment to give thanks to some of the people without whom SFTOC couldn’t happen.

Firstly, everyone who Volunteered; this year we worked with around 40 of you and you were all excellent, keeping everyone and everything right on track all day.The promoters, whose choices and selections this year made for one of our most eclectic outings ever!

Of course, the bands, DJs, performers and artists who took part in the festival – without whom the day would be pretty boring!

All of the venues, for not only being wonderful hosts but being so open and free to so many free ideas, in particular our base and ‘home from home’ at Islington Mill, without whose constant energy and support, this just wouldn’t be possible.

All of the people that work so hard in the run up to and on the day to make SFTOC happen: Matt Britton, Dave Jay, Charlie Booth, Ruth Allan, Jamie Leigh Hargreaves, Dave Bailey, Lucy Jones, Aislinn Fearon, Lisa Gillen, Marc Rigelsford, Lou Gardner and Gwen Osmond, Textbook Studio, Mono, Oh Digital, Neuron Pro Audio, Hollowsphere Lighting, Sixth Sound, SNS Marquees & Serenity Security.

Our Partners & Supporters, especially Arts Council England for supporting the vision of the festival and most importantly enabling us to realise 3 brand new commissions. Muse Development and English Cities Fund for supporting the Festival and giving us the opportunity to try out two very space exciting spaces in the New Bailey Arches and Vimto Gardens. Salford City Council for once again supporting the festival and to The New Oxford and First Chop for keeping our artists well refreshed.

And finally YOU the Audience for making this festival what it is – we can’t wait to see you on the streets of Salford next year, Sunday May 1st.

To celebrate, we will be putting Super Earlybird tickets on sale at 10am Friday morning 8th May!

50 priced at £10 and 50 priced at £15


*image credit Mike Hughes