Sounds From The Other City

May 3, 2018

Introducing: Our wristband exchange, SoundsTown Hall

This year’s wristband exchange is located at SoundsTown Hall – aka Carpino Place Showroom (313 Chapel St, M3 5JY). FKA Carpino has even had a facelift for the day, being dressed up in traditional SoundsTown garb, with the fictional town’s mayor performing a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 2pm. Have a look at some of the pictures below to get a full vibe. This is part of the big SoundsTown takeover of Chapel Street – and this kind of majestic, quasi-fictitious beauty will be a staple of your day.

Please be aware that you will not be allowed entry to any of the stages without a wristband, and therefore a trip to SoundsTown Hall is the essential first stop on your Sunday. The exchange opens at 2pm, and closes at 9pm, at which point we will be unable to allow any further admittance to the festival, whether a ticket has been purchased or not: please plan accordingly.

Never been past Carpino Place before? Have a look at our map below – or

explore the full festival site map here.

Sounds tickets have sold faster than ever before – get yours from here: and also in person from Siop Shop, Common, Font Chorlton & Piccadilly Records. They’re gonna be all gone within the next couple of days – don’t miss out.

With over 130 acts on the bill, audiences are sure to find a new favourite at this established proving ground for new artists. Take a look at our line up page for who is playing, or subscribe to our Spotify playlist to have a listen to many of the artists playing this year’s festival.