You know how it is when you have what you think is a really great idea and then as it gets closer to the realisation of that idea you begin to doubt the wisdom of the idea until it gets to the point that you wish that you never had the idea in the first place. Well that is indeed how Sounds from the Other City was born.
2005 is also a tale of getting very lucky as well, with about 4 tickets sold in advance of the day, the sun decided to shine on Bank Holiday Sunday May 1st, like it never had before and a load of people, (who may have been at a loss as to what to do that day) crossed over the River Irwell to check out what became a truly wonderful day out.
We have very little in the way of pictorial evidence so you’ll have to believe us on this one, there was ‘getting out of jail’ party whilst Pop Art vs Industry set things in motion at the Salford Arms, The Kings Arms got full and stayed sweaty all day and about 500 people ended up in the Engine House at the Mill for a party that’s long since gone into folklore.
THE INAUGURAL PROMOTORS WERE: RAIN OR SHINE, THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS, HIGH VOLTAGE, POP ART VS INDUSTRY
AND TO THE VERY BEST OF OUR MEMORIES, THE PERFORMERS ON THE DAY WERE: No Hope in New Jersey, The Suzuki’s, The KBC, TVH-3, The Greats, Last Harbour, I had an Inkling, Former Bullies, Julian Donkey-Boy, Land Ahoy!, Quiet Loner, Mighty Robot, Uncle John & Whitelock, The Termites, Jack Cooper, Gideon Conn, Sam Hammond, Captain Morale, Sam & The Plants, The Urban Folk Collective, The Deadbeats, Yena Veldt, Whisky Cats, For Tomorrows, The Shmatte Kid, The Loungs, Myoho, DJs Xander, CHIPS, Lifebuoy and the most epic visuals ever scened by Andrew Brooks