Sounds From The Other City

March 8, 2019

SFTOC Quindecennial Line-Up Launch Party: Thursday 14 March, Yes (38 Charles Street, M1 7DB), 8pm – 1am

On Thursday 14 March, we’re unveiling our complete Sounds from the City Quindecennial line-up – marking the final stretch of the countdown to the best day of the year. To celebrate, we are going to be playing a few tunes at our good pal’s Now Wave’s space, YES on Charles St. Joining us for the evening are just a handful of people involved in making this year a truly special do to celebrate our 15th year. As well as Team SFTOC (Matt, Sian, Emma, Mark & Riv), we have selections from Manchester dream-pop babes Menage a Trois, a set from party starters Good Afternoon who will be bringing everything from Psych to Disco, Sounds of the Near Future from festival favourites and our hosts for the evening Now Wave, and finally newcomers to the festival in multicultural collective Me Gusta. Free entry, cheap drinks, good vibes throughout.

Click here for our Facebook event – and we’ll see you on the dancefloor.

SFTOC Quindecennial tickets have mostly gone – if you’ve not got yours, act quick and buy from Skiddle here.

January 25, 2019

Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial tickets now on sale

With tickets for our pre-sale moving incredibly quickly, we’ve now opened general sale for the Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial. Capacity is limited to 1,500 – half of last year’s event – and we’re expecting for tickets to sell out well in advance of the big day, Sunday 5 May.

2019 sees Sounds From the Other City (SFTOC) celebrate its 15th year in unique style, unlike anything seen before on May Bank Holiday Sunday – or any other Sunday for that matter. Roughly as infrequently as an eclipse of Saturn’s rings, or as the cicada swarms in the American deep south, or as Boatinni’s Comet comes into Earth’s orbit, Sunday May 5th sees us celebrate our first Quindecennial: a festival that happens once only every 15 years.

We’ve always planned to celebrate this momentous milestone with something special, so here it is…a one off event that condenses everything you love about Sounds into one super-concentrated party. 2018 saw our biggest and best festival to date – this year will see all that action packed into one site, as 1500 people make Salford’s Regent Trading Estate their home at our most ambitious SFTOC to date. For our Quindecennial, we’ve asked 15 of our favourite promoters to pick their best two acts, which will be brought to you across 5 stages – along with everything else that makes SFTOC the best day of the year, every year.

SFTOC is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a community festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes or soaking it all in from venue to venue with a beer in your hand.

You can buy your tickets now, priced at £25, through Skiddle here: https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/sounds-from-the-other-city/?ticketpw=quindecennial#eventticketsbox

January 21, 2019

The Sounds from the Other City Quindecennial | Sunday 5th May 2019, Regent Trading Estate, Salford

Quindecennial
[kwin-di-sen-ee-uhl]
Adjective 1. occurring once every 15 years or over a period of 15 years
Noun 2. a 15th anniversary

2019 sees Sounds From the Other City (SFTOC) celebrate its 15th year in unique style, unlike anything seen before on May Bank Holiday Sunday – or any other Sunday for that matter. Roughly as infrequently as an eclipse of Saturn’s rings, or as the cicada swarms in the American deep south, or as Boatinni’s Comet comes into Earth’s orbit, Sunday May 5th sees us celebrate our first Quindecennial: a festival that happens once only every 15 years.

We’ve always planned to celebrate this momentous milestone with something special, so here it is…a one off event that condenses everything you love about Sounds into one super-concentrated party. 2018 saw our biggest and best festival to date – this year will see all that action packed into one site, as 1500 people make Salford’s Regent Trading Estate their home at our most ambitious SFTOC to date. For our Quindecennial, we’ve asked 15 of our favourite promoters to pick their best two acts, which will be brought to you across 5 stages – along with everything else that makes SFTOC the best day of the year, every year.

SFTOC is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a community festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes or soaking it all in from venue to venue with a beer in your hand.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 25th January at 10am via Skiddle. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be made available to previous bookers on Wednesday 23rd January at 10am. To join the pre-sale list you can also sign up to Skiddle’s ‘Remind Me’ list for the event by clicking here.

Tickets are expected to sell out super quick, with only 1500 up for grabs – half the capacity of last year’s festival before we return to our usual format across Chapel Street in 2020. With our next Quindecennial not scheduled to take place until 2034, you can’t afford to miss out.

You can watch highlights from SFTOC 2018 below. Edited by Luke Bravin https://www.lukebravin.com, music by Footshooter https://footshooterbeats.bandcamp.com/:

May 7, 2018

Sounds From The Other City Survey – WIN £50

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!

May 5, 2018

Tickets available on the day – details

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.