Sounds From The Other City

Our Team

Sounds From The Other City is only made possible by an amazing community of people who work above and beyond to share their passion for art, music and having a great time. It’s pretty much impossible to credit each and every one… but we’ll have a try anyway!…

Sounds From The Other City 2018 Crew:

Queuing at SFTOC 2015The people who live and breathe:

Riv,  Mark,  Siân,  Matthew,  Sophie.

The people who go above and beyond:

Ruth Allan,  Dave Bailey,  Stina Puotinen, Jody Hartley,  Textbook Studio,  Aisling Donohoe.

All our stage managers:

Aislinn,  Sarah,  Naomi,  Jamie Leigh,  Helen, Joe W,  Megan,  Trond, Lisa.

Special shout out:

Thanks to Will, Alex and everyone else at Neuron Pro Audio who works tirelessly to help us pull the tech together.


We are so grateful to our extended community of voices, supporters and friends, without whom this festival really just would not happen and that is the joy and truth of SFTOC, a true community festival in every sense of the word.

The promoters

Now Wave,  Hey! Manchester,  Fat Out,  Bed Uncle,  Tru Luv,  Strange Days,  The Beauty Witch,  Comfortable on a Tightrope,  Grey Lantern,  OneFiveEight,  Market (TOPP Collective),  Heavenly Recordings,  Eastern Bloc,  Good Afternoon,  Invisible Wind Factory,  Band On The Wall,  Bound Art Book Fair,  Legroom,  Reform Radio,  School of Electronic Music,  Young Identity,  antics Clubnight,  Regal Disco,  Night Fantasy,  High Hoops,  Thirsty Girls,  Cartier 4 Everyone,  IMPA.TV,  Moist Collective,  BBC Philharmonic,  Onwards!

The venues

Islington Mill,  The Old Pint Pot,  The King’s Arms,  The Salford Arms,  The Egerton Arms,  St Philip’s Church,  Salford Cathedral,  The Angel Centre,  fivefourstudios,  Hot Bed Press,  Regent Trading Estate,  Deli Lama,  The Eagle Inn,  The New Oxford,  GK Cafe,  Le Cassi’s, The Engine House.

Our incredible volunteers

Heidi Taylor Wood, Charlie Plews, Demi Wait, Danny Watson, Rebecca Vafeas, Sean Redmond, Emily D’Arcy, Simon Gupta, Anna Tuck, Annie Mitchell, Luke Baines, Tom Frodsham, Hannah Weston, Andy Norstrom, Molly Ashton, Lily Lister, Emma B, Peter Caufield, Liania Johnson, Lauren M Rogers, Steph Chengu, Jeff Tabron, Chloe Robson, Eliza Redfern, Jonjo Williams, Sally Smithson, Josh Reynolds, Rory Stagg, Abbie Delooze, Lydia Hill, Clara Dethier, Molly Rosa, Ellern Clarke, Nathanael Colin Channings, Sullivan Bennett, Josh Wadsworth, Bianca Davey, Phil Strat, Adam Benfold, Ella Edmudson, Cassie Harper, Michele Cosimo, Emily Marsden, Dana Markovic, Callum Anthony Stokes, Izzy Bolt, Connel Bryn, Ella Shepherd, Mickel Chinnery, Dave Boardman, Spencer Davies, Daisy Summerfield, Connor Synnott + many more!!

The partners whose support is invaluable

Islington Mill, Arts Council,  Salford City Council,  University of Salford,  National Foundation of Youth Music,  The English Cities Fund,  Magic Rock Brewery,  BIMM,  G F Smith,  School of Electronic Music,  BICo. Band on the Wall.

PLUS all the amazing people who come to Sounds year after year and make the magic happen!…