Competition: WIN tickets to Sounds From the Other City 2015

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Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to Sounds From the Other City festival on Sunday, 3 May.

What better way to follow up our Summer Music Festival Round Up than with a competition to win tickets to one of our top picks? This year’s Sounds From the Other City festival looks set to do splendid things to the Sunday of the May Bank Holiday weekend, with brand new collaborations, commissions and, as ever, happenings as mad as Dali walking his pet anteater in Paris.

Taking place on Salford’s Chapel Street, and its immediate surrounds, Sounds From the Other City is a sprawling, laid-back kind of festival, where you wander between venues as varied as a converted cotton mill, a church and specially designed stages beneath previously unused railway arches. Alumni include Marina and The Diamonds, Stealing Sheep and Alt-J; this year’s best-known act will probably be Jane Weaver, but really Sounds is all about taking a punt and discovering bands before they make it big.

Sounds From the Other City festival looks set to do splendid things to the May Bank Holiday weekend

You’re in safe hands: this year’s stages will be curated by Now Wave, Red Deer Club, Fat Out and Hey! Manchester, all of whom have a stellar track-record – Now Wave, for instance, brought Everything Everything, The xx and SBTRKT to a wider audience. There are two highlight commissions, too: Ex Easter Island Head team up with the BBC Philharmonic to present a new composition at Vimto Gardens, while Red Deer Club collaborate with Sara Lowes to present ‘The Battle of Bexley Square’, a re-imagining of the traditional folk song performed in Bexley Square itself.

So, if you want in on the action, get typing – all you have to do is enter your details in the form below to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the festival. The competition closes at 10am on Thursday, 2 April. Good luck!


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Sounds From the Other City or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. The offer is for one winner, who will be given a pair of tickets to Sounds From the Other City festival on Sunday, 3 May. Closing date: 10am, Thursday 2 April.

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