Sounds From The Other City

May 5, 2018

SFTOC ticket update

As happens every year, SFTOC has sold out in advance of our annual Bank Holiday celebration. For those of you with tickets, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow; for those without, don’t despair yet – there are still chances to get yourselves down to SoundsTown. And if you do have a ticket but are unable to go – we have news on how you can safely resell your ticket to someone looking for one.

Physical tickets


While Skiddle has sold out, there are a number of physical tickets still floating about out there. As of 8am, Saturday 5 May, the following outlets still have some Sounds tickets left.

We’ll be updating this information as and when we have any new details. Tickets are priced at £25, with Piccadilly Records also charging a booking fee. We expect these to go fast.

Resale on Skiddle

We want as many people as possible to enjoy SoundsTown this weekend – so if you do have a ticket going spare that you’ve purchased through Skiddle, there’s an easy way to sell it on for face value. You can click here to see how to use Skiddle’s re:sell feature, which will sell your unwanted Sounds tickets to someone on our waiting list (as long as there is demand). This means you get your £25 back, and you make someone else very happy indeed.

If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list, sign up here – when you reach the head of the queue and one becomes available, you’ll get a text message & an email link sent through, giving you 20 minutes to buy your ticket.

Tickets available on the day

We can confirm that there will be a small number of tickets available on the day – this is expected to be around 100, but we’ll be able to confirm the amount tomorrow as production details become clearer across the site. These on the day tickets usually go very quickly, and may require queuing before our wristband exchange opens at 2pm. We cannot guarantee entry to anyone who does not already have a ticket before they turn up on the day, and apologise in advance. On the day prices will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.

Further information

Wristband Exchange

SoundsTown Town HallOpens at 2pm – Closes at 9pm.

The wristband exchange is located this year at Carpino Place Showroom (311-313 Chapel St, M3 5JY) AKA SoundsTown Town Hall. It is next to Co-op and across the road from Salford Cathedral right at the heart of the festival site! (See picture)


If you purchased tickets online, please print out or download your tickets to help speed up the process. Admittance to any venue will not be allowed without a wristband, so please head to the Wristband Exchange before you start your day.

Early on, there are also liable to be queues at the exchange – so if you want to see any of the bands towards the beginning of the bill, we advise arriving early.


We strongly advise bringing cash on the day as a lot of bars and traders do not have card facilities. There are also limited cash machines on site, often with large queues and a shortage of available funds!


There are food vendors situated across the site with main hubs at Regent Trading Estate, Hot Bed Press, fivefourstudios, Bexley Square and Islington Mill. These will all be taking cash on the day as well.

Stage Times  

If you want to plan your day, the clashfinder is available here, and the site map is available here. Jump in.

Can also subscribe to our Spotify playlist to have a listen to many of the artists playing this year’s festival and explore each one on our line-up page.

Individually Ticketed Events

Access to the following events is via separate individual tickets

The individual ticketing is in place due to limited capacity in both spaces. To get into these performances, you will need an additional ticket that must be picked up at the wristband exchange. These are free of charge, but are liable to go very quickly.

Stage Capacities & Running Orders

Entry to all stages are subject to capacity and line-ups and running times are all subject to change. Keep up to date on Twitter and Instagram – @SFTOC. If you’re taking a picture of anything, be a pal and tag it with #SFTOC.