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Sounds From The Other City 10th Birthday
Sunday May 4th 2014 // 3pm-4am
Various Venues, Chapel St, Salford

Sounds From the Other City festival (SFTOC) is a celebration of new music and performance, uniting the cream of the national and international scene with some of the city’s finest independent promoters, collectives and club nights.

Happening regularly on the May Day Bank Holiday each year, SFTOC 2014 takes in a huge array of unusual places and spaces along Chapel Street, the historic centre of Salford and a stones throw from Manchester city centre. The festival has set up home in proper old pubs such as The Kings Arms, The Crescent and The Rover Returns, to the beautiful St Philips and Sacred Trinity Churches, Salford Central Train Station as well as the inimitable Islington Mill.

2014 will be the 10th anniversary of what has become one of Greater Manchester’s premier days out for lovers of new music and good times.

“Sounds has become one of the country’s foremost festivals showcasing new and emerging talentMusic OMH

“SFTOC itself is the truest representation of what manchester music is today’NME

“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 at this time of year” The Skinny


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Using lots of little quirky of the beaten track venues, Sounds from the Other City is one of the most exciting events in the region”Clash Magazine

Sounds From the Other City has always set its ambitions high, and deliberately avoided being just A.N other wristbands walk full of bands…as a veteran of all bar one of the event I have absolutely no uncertainty saying this was their best yet.” Manchester Music

It’s the spirit of this festival that keeps us all coming back, the sense of celebration that in no way feels forced or phony, the prospect that you might bump into someone you know at any time, swapping stories and making plans to meet that may or may not come off. In so many ways, who you watch is beside the point.” - Chimp Magazine

Sounds From The Other City is a proper home-grown festival, taking pride in showcasing local bands and local promoters’ tastes, with an ever-growing number of visual artists from its hub, Islington Mill, getting involved in shaping its present and future.” - Beardrock