Sounds from the Other City 2018 is all over and it was our biggest and sunniest year ever!
We want to make SFTOC the best festival it can be so we’ve put together a survey which will go towards shaping the future of the festival – we couldn’t do it without you and we want to know your thoughts and feedback.
Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a cash prize of £50.
You can complete the survey here or in the page below.
Thank you – we’ll be bringing your a full round-up over the coming days!
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.
These tickets will cost £30, and will be treated as first come, first served. We are unable to reserve any tickets in advance, and updates on ticket numbers will be made on our Twitter page, @SFTOC. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
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.
PLEASE NOTE ALL PHYSICAL TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT AT ALL LOCATIONS
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.
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.
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.
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! (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.
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.
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.
Sounds always gives you memories to cherish forever – but wouldn’t it be good if you had some tangible to remember the day too? Something you could wear, maybe something you could frame and hang on a wall too? Well, isn’t this your lucky day – we’ve only got a selection of merchandise to pick up on the day to remember your trip to SoundsTown for perpetuity.
Designed by our daring artistic director duo of Stina Puotinen and David Bailey, we’ve got high quality tees and beautiful prints available for sale. The tee shirt is a tres chic I ♥ SoundsTown design (with the heart being the near literal heart of SoundsTown, the crazy arms guy), and the print memorialises the entire cast of SoundsTown. As modelled by SFTOC head honcho Riv below, you can grab yours from SoundsTown Hall (our wristband exchange) throughout the day, priced at the £10 for t-shirts, and £5 for prints.
Attendees also have the chance to get a free I ♥ SoundsTown badge, courtesy of our benevolent cartoon overlords. Limited numbers – see a picture of those little beauties below too.
See you in SoundsTown.
Sounds from the Other City means a lot of different things to different people. Some cherish the arts, others love finding new music, while some simply enjoy taking a trip out to Salford’s Chapel Street for a day in that fabled Other City. However, there’s one thing that brings us all together in advance of the day: we just want to know what we’re going to be eating and drinking on the day mate. Fret no more – here’s the smorgasbord of sumptuous offerings to sample at this year’s sunny Sounds.
THROUGHOUT THE SITE
Regent Trading Estate, Hotbed Press, Islington Mill, St Philips & fivefourstudios
Magic Rock Bars: Choice of award-winning craft beers from Magic Rock Brewery including High Wire, Dancing Bear and Salty Kiss. One of the best breweries in the world, doing their thing on the best day of the year. We’re proud to have them aboard once again this year. They’ve even spliced one of the main SoundsTown heads, turning Tubby Tyre into… Magic Tyre? Tubby Rock? We don’t know, but we love it.
ISLINGTON MILL COURTYARD
Honest Crust Pizza: As featured in the international guide on ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ these guys produce the finest wood-fired sourdough pizza in the land. Get ready for your expectations on what a pizza can be to get completely exploded. One of the best in the biz.
The Engine House Bar: Now a Sounds staple, the best place to either start your day with a bang, or to put the icing on the cake later on. “Beer? Whisky? Pickles? Go to the Engine House entrance”
REGENT TRADING ESTATE
The MARC ART Bar: Based in the SoundsTown academy of Painting & Decorating each beer gets you a special riso print and all proceeds go to saving everyone’s local printers (Manchester Area Resource Centre).
Dim Sum Su Go Large: Join the Dim Sum Su revolution across 2 stalls at this years SFTOC, steamed buns, spring rolls, savoury dumplings, the infamous salt and pepper chips plus a whole lot more. A Stall for the Veggie/Vegans and one for the meat-eaters.
Barnhouse Bistro: A Burger like no other, Barnhouse are back for a third year
HOT BED PRESS
Diamond Dogs: Hand crafted HotDogs made from scratch, smoked over English fruit woods including the official food of SoundsTown the ‘Chilli Dog Onion Ring of Fire’
Uber Tuber: Home style cooking on the move, specialist in Veggie and Vegan Fayre.
Cakes and coffee from Chapel St’s newest addition
The New Oxford Beer Tent: Serving up the usual Belgian and craft beers
Deli Lama: Vegan hot dogs (Tofu Weiners) outside under the gazebo and possibly some Caribbean meaty offer in store for the meat heads(!)
+++ Fresh food served all day at The Kings Arms, The Salford Arms, The Egerton Arms & La Cassis ++++
Sounds tickets have sold faster than ever before – get yours from Skiddle.com here: https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/sounds-from-the-other-city/ 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.