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

Getting Here

Sounds From The Other City is located in various venues around the Chapel Street and Oldfield Road area of Salford, just a few minutes walk from Manchester city centre.

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 is a 15-25 min walk from Central Manchester via Bridge Street, Quay Street or Chapel Street.

By train

The nearest station is  Salford Crescent. Wristband exchange is a 14 min walk from Salford Crescent. **Please note that Salford Central station is temporarily closed for renovation work.

By tram

Deansgate, St Peter’s Square and Exchange Square tram stops are all a 20 min walk to wristband exchange, and Cornbrook is 25 mins.

By bike

TFGM has launched Greater Manchester’s first publicly operated, self-service, 24/7 cycle hire scheme. There are bike hubs located right in the heart of the festival: at the Ainscow Hotel, Islington Way, Oldfield Road/Barrow St, and The Old Pint Pot.

Pick up hubs are located across Manchester City Centre, Salford Quays and Salford Crescent (view a map of the full network here). 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 2 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 Chapel St, near Salford Cathedral. 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…

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 park to Chapel Street is Farmer Norton (Peru St, M3 6FS) which is an uncovered pay and display car park.

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