Getting Here | Sounds From The Other City – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •

Sounds From The Other City is located in various venues around the Chapel Street and Crescent area of Salford, which is within walking distance from Manchester city centre.

HERE  is a handy google map here where you can see all the locations and where activity is happening on the day.

We encourage everyone who comes to Sounds to use low carbon transport where possible, there are plenty of options to choose from…..

On foot

Wristband exchange (open from 2pm-8pm) is located at the Maxwell Building, next to Maxwell Hall on the University of Salford’s Peel Campus.  This is a 25 min walk from Deansgate in Manchester via Bridge Street, Quay Street or Chapel Street.

By train

The nearest station is  Salford Crescent. Wristband exchange is a 8 min walk from Salford Crescent. Salford Central  Station is a 17 min walk.

By tram

From Central Manchester, Exchange Square , Deansgate-Castlefield, St Peter’s Square tram stops are all a 25-35 min walk to wristband exchange.

Langworthy is 33 mins

Cornbrook is 37 mins.

Media City is 37 mins.

By bike

TFGM has launched Greater Manchester’s first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme, operated by Beryl. There are bike hubs located right in the heart of the festival: at the  University of Salford, Library Cafe,  Oldfield Road/Chapel St, and Middlewood Street.

Pick up hubs are located across Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays , Langworthy and Salford Crescent (view a map of the full network here). Many of these are located close to tram stops allowing for a combination of these transport modes.  All hires can be managed via the free Beryl app (iPhone/Android).

By scooter

Scooters can be used for travel around the city up to the boundary with Manchester council. The closest hub is on the corner of Oldfield Road and Chapel Street, only a 7 min walk to wristband exchange. A full map of scooter locations as well as all hires can be managed via the free Lime app (iPhone/Android).

By 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 Crescent, near University of Salford. The 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.

By car, if you have no other option:

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…

Maxwell Hall is located just off the A6 Crescent and is accessible via the A56 and A57 and Mancunian Way. Parking is extremely limited around the area. The nearest car park to Chapel Street is Farmer Norton (Peru St, M3 6FS) which is an uncovered pay and display car park.

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