Sounds From The Other City Quindecennial

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Goat Girl at SFTOC 2018 PHOTO CREDIT Jody Hartley
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Sounds From the Other City 2019 at Unit 3, Regents Trading Estate, Manchester, 5 May 2019, 3:00 pm–11:59 pm, from £27.75 - Book now

One of the country’s foremost festivals showcasing new and emerging talent, Sounds From The Other City is fast approaching. In celebration of the festival’s 15th anniversary, organisers have something unique in store for this year’s special quindecennial event. Here’s what to expect.

Since its first outing in 2004, Sounds From The Other City has become a firm underground favourite within Greater Manchester’s ever-flourishing music scenes. Championing local promoters, spotlighting pioneering new artists and celebrating Salford’s off-kilter charm, the urban festival is regarded by many as an antidote to the bloated corporate music festivals that surround it.

Whilst in previous years the festival has sprawled across the city, its 15th edition will see all of the action packed into one site, as 1500 people descend on Salford’s Regent Trading Estate. With all five art directors from the past five years having a hand in the proceedings, you can expect something particularly inspired (and currently under wraps) this year.

And that’s to say nothing about the line-up, which is simply one of the best around. After a blistering show at YES back in January, the furiously-hyped Black Midi will be bringing their unhinged math-rock to Greater Manchester once again this May. Celebrated indie-poppers The Orielles join them on the line-up, alongside Belgian punks Cocaine Piss, laid-back rap maestro Barney Artist and Factory Floor co-founder Gabe Gurnsey.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Sounds From The Other City without a stellar array of after parties on tap. At both the Pint Pot and across all four floors of YES, there will be something for everyone. Particularly exciting is the one-off collaboration between So Flute and High Hoops, both of whom consistently bring the fire. Newcomers Me Gusta are also ones to look out for, besides Kiss Me Again, Thirsty Girls and Regal Disco.

Tickets sell out every year, and with far less available this time around, this is not one to sleep on!

Sounds From the Other City 2019 at Unit 3, Regents Trading Estate, Manchester

5 May 2019, 3:00 pm–11:59 pm
From £27.75

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