Competition: WIN tickets to Sounds From the Other City 2016

Chris Ogden

Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to Sounds From the Other City festival – and see this year’s incredible line-up for free.

It’s nearly that time of year again. The 2016 Sounds from the Other City festival will be the crown of the May bank holiday weekend, showcasing the best of new and avant-garde music, arts and performance on Sunday 1 May. Now you could go there for free.

This year, Sounds from the Other City will be held across 17 stages as the festival conducts its usual sprawling takeover of venues along Salford’s Chapel Street strip, lending churches, art galleries, breweries and old mills its own brand of unpredictability. There are always unexpected pleasures to be discovered somewhere, from magicians in Bexley Square, stand-up poetry at the Salford Zine Library, or a sweaty late night gig at student pub The Old Pint Pot. Set designs by the visual artist himHallows will lend this iteration of the festival a supernatural theme with a sunken Sea Captain’s Masquerade Ball rumoured to take place somewhere at midnight…

A sunken Sea Captain’s Masquerade Ball is rumoured to take place at midnight

SFTOC 2016 will see stages co-curated by London indie label Heavenly Records and magazine The Quietus along with old favourites Now Wave, Hey! Manchester and Fat Out, along with the launch of the festival’s own TV channel. The line-up doesn’t look shabby either: following the success of their collaboration last year, Ex-Easter Island Head will be teaming up again with the BBC Philharmonic to perform a brand new one-off commission in Salford Cathedral. Gwenno will perform tracks from her Welsh dystopian electro album Y Dydd Olaf while Laura Cannell will showcase her forward-thinking folk. There’s also the festival’s famous after parties, led this year by a vinyl disco set from Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson.

To have your chance of winning a pair of tickets to this year’s Sounds from the Other City festival, simply enter your details in the form below. The competition closes at 10am on Thursday 21 April. Best of 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, 1 May. Closing date: 10am, Thursday 21 April.

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