Sounds From The Other City


Soundstown Billboard 1

Come visit beautiful downtown SoundsTown, a new development right in the heart of Salford! An imaginary community layered over the very real and thriving community of Chapel Street – now with more wacky neighbours! Includes all mod cons! You’re a lucky guy or gal to be part of this new & improved local locality.

On Bank Holiday Sunday, 6 May, come down, get the local flavour and visit all the shops and venues SoundsTown has to offer. Help your neighbours celebrate the 14th year since the founding of SoundsTown with music, performances and interactive art experiences. And don’t forget to shop local!

SoundsTown is brought to you by the Transatlantic Trade Partnership:Art Direction by visual artist Stina Puotinen and illustrator David Bailey.

For one day only, the community of SoundsTown opens its doors, and hearts, to you: the curious onlooker. So, join us in beautiful downtown SoundsTown! It’s all kinds of alllllllllright!

Explore SoundsTown throughout the SFTOC festival site

Meet the SoundsTownfolk

Here we will reveal the characters of SoundTown in the lead up to Mary Bank Holiday. Click on the pictures to find out more about your new favourite neighbours…

The SoundsTown Venue Cast List


THE KING’S ARMS as ….. Miss Krystal’s Psychic Massage Parlour

THE SALFORD ARMS as ….. Tattoos by Lou

THE EGERTON ARMS as ….. Golden Balls Casino

BEXLEY SQUARE as ….. Bugsy’s Flea Market

THE NEW OXFORD as ….. E Z Post Office

DELI LAMA as ….. Loadsa Tomes Bookstore


SALFORD CATHEDRAL as ….. The Grand Albert Royal Victoria Theater

ISLINGTON MILL as ….. Jumbo Express n Press Quick Wash Laundromat


REGENT TRADING ESTATE UNIT 4 as ….. SoundsTown Academy of Painting and Decorating

REGENT TRADING ESTATE UNIT 2 as ….. Le Bump Discotheque

REGENT TRADING ESTATE CAR PARK as ….. JamJar’s Jamboree Farmer’s Market

ST PHILIP’S CHURCH as ….First National Bank of Soundstown

ANGEL CENTRE as ….. Shear Magic Hair & Nail Salon

THE OLD PINT POT as ….. Billy Bong’s Dope Discs & Barry Bang’s Bargain Bin

GK GALLERY as ….. Chocha Cafe

LE CASSIS as ….. The Grossery

HOT BED PRESS as ….. Pep Boys Auto & Lock Shop

FIVEFOURSTUDIOS as ….. Super Shine Car Wash Express