Sounds From The Other City

December 15, 2017


The road to the best day of your year starts here – SAVE THE DATE – Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th……

AND we’re pleased to be able to reveal our first raft of promoters who will be bringing the Sounds to the Other City in 2018. Marking our 14th annual celebration of new music and performance on Chapel Street, this year’s line-up of selectors includes old favourites, cult classics, and some new blood – all in keeping with the usual otherworldly feeling that makes the early May bank holiday in Salford so special.

From those firm favourites, we’re proud to have Now WaveHey! ManchesterGrey LanternComfortable on a Tightrope, Fat Out & friends, and Bad Uncle all involved once again – each has played an enormous role in shaping SFTOC into what it is today. Heavenly Recordings, Good Afternoon, BBC Philharmonic, IMPA TV, The Beauty Witch, and Market (formerly T’OPP Collective) are back aboard too, with each having made a huge impact on the festival in recent years, alongside fellow Other City heroes Tru Luv, Young Identity, OneFiveEightReform RadioEastern Bloc and the School of Electronic Music (formerly MIDI School). 

For new faces, there’s a smorgasbord of different selectors making their Chapel Street debuts, with local tastemakers in the shape of Strange Days, legendary Manchester venue Band on the Wall, tropical specialists Regal Disco, the region’s best new party-bringers Thirsty Girls Collective, a music and artist books remix via Bound Art Book Fair, and all the way from Liverpool we’re delighted to finally have The Invisible Wind Factory on board too. Each will be bringing their own unique flavour, making it the most expansive Sounds yet.

And there will be plenty more joining the party too, including more news on brand new local development SOUNDSTOWN ……

Teaming up this year in the role of SFTOC festival visual directors are artist and Illustrator duo Stina Puotinen and David Bailey, whose Transatlantic Trade Partnership will bring us SOUNDSTOWN, a new development right in the heart of Salford. An imaginary community layered over the very real and thriving community of Chapel Street – with more wacky neighbours! Includes all mod cons! Full details on the development – subject to planning permission – will be announced shortly.

Tickets are available now from for £25 plus booking fee here: Physical tickets will be available in the new year from selected locations – and they are liable to sell out well in advance of the big day. 

A perfect present, either for a loved one or for yourself. See you soon – it’ll be Sunday 6 May before you know it!