Sounds From The Other City

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Sounds From The Other City 2018 - Jody Hartley

Sounds From The Other City, online, 30 April 2023, from £29.95 - Book now

Since its first outing in 2004, Sounds From The Other City has grown to be one of the country’s foremost festivals showcasing new and emerging talent. Sprawling across pubs, churches and community corners of Salford for one sweet, sweet day each year, the festival champions local promoters, spotlights pioneering new artists and celebrates the other city’s off-kilter charm. Promising the biggest and best festival yet, SFTOC returns with a compelling 2023 edition on May Day Bank Holiday, Sunday 30 April. The 2023 event is set to recapture the true, sweat-drenched, hands-on DIY SFTOC spirit, and will take place throughout the festival’s spiritual home of Chapel Street.

The festival will take place across some of Salford’s finest venues including Bexley Square, fivefourstudios, Hot Bed Press, Old Pint Pot, Porta, Regent Trading Estate, Saint Philip’s Church and The New Oxford and The White Hotel.

Sounds from the Other City is a genuine DIY success story, with the prior eight festivals each having sold out. The festival has also housed early-day performances from artists as diverse as James Ferraro, Marina, Alt-J, Slowthai, Hannah Peel, GoGo Penguin right through to 2017’s Mercury Music Prize winner Sampha, BBC Sound of 2018 nominee IAMDDB and 2019 Mercury Music Prize nominees, Black Midi. As for the 2023 line-up, head to SFTOC’s website (via the ‘book now’ button below) for the full lowdown.

SFTOC is a real gem in the crown of Salford’s music scene.

Sounds From The Other City, online

30 April 2023
From £29.95