Sounds From The Other City

March 5, 2020

Full SFTOC 2020 line-up unveiled


Following our previous announcements – where we welcomed the likes of BEAK>, Self Esteem, Gruff Rhys, Stealing Sheep, BBC Philharmonic, Nuria Graham, Stephen Mallinder, and plenty more to the festival – we’re pleased to unveil the complete line-up that will be taking us back to Chapel Street on Saturday 2 May.

Joining us are the likes of North London producer polymath Loraine James, the singular psych-pop of Vanishing Twin, super hyped punk rapper Master Peace, Polly Mackey – aka the incredible Art School Girlfriend – and Bristolian post-whatever band Slagheap, as well as Bunny Hoova, South Yorkshire Mick Hucknall, Fortitude Valley, Werkha, and plenty more. We think it’s the best SFTOC bill to date, and you can jump right into our official Spotify playlist here to see just how right we are.

We’re also pleased to confirm the stuff that’ll keep you dancing until the sun comes up on Sunday, with afterparties this year taking place at Seven Bro7hers Tap Room (Space Cassette taking over), The Old Pint Pot (Swing Ting upstairs, Red Eye Hi-Fi downstairs), The Kings Arms (VAM x OHR), The Salford Arms (Fat Out’s Late Night Karaoke Dungeon), Partisan (Body Horror & Fiends), and YES (Wet Play x Eastern Bloc plus more, across all 4 floors). Make sure to stay hydrated, and bring comfortable shoes.

It wouldn’t be Sounds without all the extra stuff too – M3 Industries will be expanding their craft across Chapel Street to help shape the day, while there will be roving performances from TV Babies, work from Daisy Dickinson, Proforma presenting Chris Owen in a location TBC, Mof Gimmers & Wilderness Records taking over the Deli Lama for the day, Timekeeper’s Square will be transformed into Timekeeper’s Fayre, and ONE69A will be asking you to bring along old t-shirts to be Sounds-ified right in front of your eyes.

Our second release of tickets are nearly all sold out are the remaining few are available through Skiddle (or purchase below), while physical tickets have also made a return – pick yours up now, at Piccadilly Records (includes booking fee), across the 4 floors of YES, or Siop Shop if you’re in Manchester city centre; Grapefruit in Sale; Font Bar in Chorlton; Wilderness Records in Withington; or the Kings Arms, and the University of Salford Students Union right here in sunny Salford. 

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: Sounds From the Other City 2020 tickets from Skiddle.

News on promoters, venues, performers, artists, and after-parties will be announced in the new year – this is going to be our biggest and best SFTOC yet.

You can watch highlights from SFTOC 2019 below.