Full line-up announced – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •
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Full line-up announced

The line-up is here! And it’s a heady mix of different genres, emerging artists, new projects and musical masters.


Where to start

There’s a lot to browse so here’s just a few highlights to dip your toe in…

• Welsh icon Gruff Rhys plays at the University of Salford’s historic Maxwell Hall where he will become the latest in a long list of musical legends to have performed in the space.

• The auditorium stage of Peel Hall playing host to alt-jazz rising star muva of Earth and underground hiphop gem KinKai.

• Next door at the Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Mercury Prize nominee C Duncan and Australian Music Prize nominee Belle Chen are set to play a fittingly masters-adjacent location.

• The ever-popular St Philip’s Church will play host to melancholic electro post-punk trio Nightbus, indie-sleaze scenester Viji, and multi-instrumentalist Halo Maud, fresh from her guest vocal for The Chemical Brothers and with a brand new album dropping in March.

• Soundsystem legend and John Peel favourite Mikey D.O.N will be DJing at The Old Fire Station


New artists

If you’re keen to find a new discovery, here’s a handful of new and emerging acts to check out…

• Unabashed gallic synthpop duo Free Love

• Abrasive electronic seafarers and Sleaford Mod tour support Jellyskin

• Free-spirited funk multi-instrumentalist ISHA

• Lofi showgaze solo act TTSSFU

• The hi-NRG gay disco and introspective bedroom pop of Pink Pound

• Sound artist and Oram award winner Kelly Jayne Jones

• The spiritual afrobeat of Ezra Collective member Ife Ogunjobe


The after party

The day will wrap up with a joyous afterparty at Maxwell Hall, featuring live sets from DJ legend A Guy Called Gerald, celebrated DnB vocalist Jenna G and Bermudian producer and multi-percussionist Obeka alongside dancers from Club Clam and Ghetto Fabulous. and DJ sets from Lil Minx and Fastlove b2b Aiden Francis.

We’ll be highlighting even more artists on our socials and newsletters between now and May so make sure you are following and signed up…

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