Salford’s celebration of new art and music, Sounds From the Other City, hits its 10th anniversary on Sunday 4 May 2014 – and to mark the occasion, limited tickets are being sold at the original price of £6 from this Wednesday (4 December, 2013), six months ahead of the big day.
Guests at this boutique event enjoy more than 60 acts performing in churches, phone boxes, art galleries, cafes and old mills up and down Salford’s historic Chapel Street – with the dressed-up venues and enthusiastic attendees as much a part of the show as the music. Taking in pavement shows, performances on station platforms, groundbreaking visuals, live shows and DJ sets, it’s a pub crawl, an art show and a gig all at the same time.
Venues are curated by Manchester’s most exciting music promoters and curators including Now Wave (who’ve brought the XX, Everything Everything and Alt-J to a wider audience) and Faktion (Andy Stott, Cut Hands, Raime, Demdike Stare).
Following their successful collaboration with SFTOC in 2012 & 13, the Volkov Commanders art performance collective are back, taking control of the look and feel of the one-day spectacular in 2014 – with more street food and truly off the beaten track new venues to look forward to.
Since starting out with 400 capacity in 2005 (when tickets were just £6 a go) SFTOC now welcomes 2000+ partygoers. Its alumni include Alt-J (2011), Marina and The Diamonds (2009), James Ferraro (2009) and The Ting Tings (2007) as well as Sampha and Lapalux (2012) with Daedelus, DJ Q, Stealing Sheep and Deptford Goth highlights of 2013.
“Sounds has become one of the country’s foremost festivals showcasing new and emerging talent” Music OMH
“Sharply growing into one of the highlights of the Manchester calendar, Sounds From The Other City festival went off with its usual style, aplomb and general mentalism along the weird and wonderful establishments of Chapel Street” Drowned in Sound
“As anyone who has ever attended it will know, Sounds from the Other City is a much-treasured event, an antidote to the bloated corporate music festivals that loom on the horizon” The Skinny
Sounds from the Other City, Sunday 4 May 2014, extremely limited tickets on sale for £6 from 5pm on Wed 4 Dec 2013 – then £18. www.soundsfromtheothercity.com