| Sounds From The Other City – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • Every early May Bank Holiday •

Where do I get my wristband on the day?

The Sounds from the Other City wristband exchange is located at Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd, M5 4DE. You’ll need to visit here first to exchange your ticket for a wristband that will gain you access to the individual venues, including afterparty venues. It opens at 2pm on the day of the festival, Sunday May 1st and closes at 9pm.

How do I get to SFTOC?

You can get to Chapel Street by:

Train: Arrive at Salford Central (11 minutes to wristband exchange) or Salford Crescent (15 minutes) stations. 

Foot: Chapel Street is a 10 min walk from Central Manchester via Bridge Steet, Quay Street or Chapel Street.

Cycle: Transport for Greater Manchester, has launched Greater Manchester’s first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme, the scheme is currently being rolled out but this already offers a good way to visit us. Bike hubs are located across Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays and Salford Crescent. The nearest bike hub to the festival is at University of Salford. It is a 6 minute walk from here to Oldfield Road.

All hires can be managed via app. To download the app and for more information on the scheme visit the TFGM  cycle hire website

Bus: From Manchester City Centre: You can get a number of buses from Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill interchange. These buses run frequently even on Bank Holiday Sundays. You will need to ask for a ticket for Chapel St, near Salford Cathedral. Journey should take no more than 10 minutes.

A full list of services that operate to this stop can be found HERE, including services from all other available locations across the city.

Please plan your journey in advance, using the TFGM travel planner.

We strongly encourage you to arrive by cycle or public transport and make the remaining way by foot. We are very close to major transport hubs and these really are the quickest and most efficient ways to get around. If you have no other option…

​​Car: Oldfield Road is just off the A6 Chapel Street and is accessible via the A56 and A57 and Mancunian Way. Parking is extremely limited around the area. The nearest car parks to Chapel Street are on Adelphi St (M5 4JN) and Farmer Norton (Peru St, M3 6FS). They are uncovered pay and display car parks.

Click here to view a Google map of the site.

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