Sounds From The Other City

On The Day

We want you to be able to make the most of your day and have the most amount of fun humanly possible. Here are all the logistics you need to know if you’re coming down to SoundsTown on Sunday 6 May 2018:

Wristband Exchange

SoundsTown Town HallOpens 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.

Stage Times  

If you want to plan your day, the clashfinder is available here, and the site map is available here. Jump in.

Can also subscribe to our Spotify playlist to have a listen to many of the artists playing this year’s festival and explore each one on our line-up page.

Individually Ticketed Events

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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday May 6th for Salford’s annual celebration of New Music, performance and art!