Sounds From The Other City

May 6, 2018


Merry Christmas, everyone. We’ve finally made it, the best day of the year, Sounds from the Other City. We’ll be welcoming you down to SoundsTown this afternoon, in the meantime here’s all you need to know to make the most of the day.

Wristband Exchange
Opens 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.


There will be 100 tickets available for purchase on the day, priced at £30  These will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and we are unable to reserve tickets or guarantee entry to anyone who arrives without a pre-purchased ticket. If you are looking to buy one of our on the day tickets, it may be advisable to turn up early as we do expect queuing, and for them to sell out fairly quickly.

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, a clashfinder is available on our site, and there will also be SoundsTown Gazettes with stage times handed out across the festival.

Individually Ticketed Events

Access to the following events is via separate individual tickets

BBC Philharmonic Ensemble x Laura Bowler x Rachel Goodyear present ‘Feminine Hygiene’ performance at Salford Cathedral at 7.45 & 9pm
Bound x Sounds performances at the upstairs space at HotBed Press 5.30, 6.30, 7.30, 8.30pm
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.

Welcome to SoundsTown, pals.