Sounds from the Other City 2007 – Sounds From The Other City
Salford's festival of new music and art • 5th May 2024 •

"A quality day out seems to be pretty much guaranteed"

The Metro
Manchester artist Lonelady plays a live set on the Blowout stage as part of Sounds from the Other City 2007
Lonelady (c ManchesterHall on Flickr)
Audience members cheer at the at the Contort Yourself stage at the Black Lion pub as part of Sounds from the Other City 2007
Audience at the Black Lion

A crazy year leading up to the festival with all hell breaking loose around the Ting Tings at Islington Mill, making it ever so strange to see them make their ‘public’ debut on the most miniscule of stages at the Rovers Return.

A few doors down the Black Lion/Contort Yourself combo created enough sweat to fill Audenshaw reservoir with Real Dolls, Performance and the superbly monikered U R Penetrators and The Whip served up a frenzy along the waterside at the Mark Addy.

Red Deer Club reprised their previous years Church congregation with Liz Green and The Boats, while The Albert Vaults took on a stage for the last time, closing for good shortly after.

Photographs were still a rare commodity at nights out and parties in 2007, we are relying mostly here on some intrepid audience goers who braved bringing their cameras along and having the foresight to add them on to Flickr!

The Ting Tings at Rovers Return
Little Engine Guitarist and singer Callum Haller performs on the Blowout stage at The Mark Addy as part of Sounds from the Other City 2007
Little Engine at The Mark Addy
Last Harbour at the Salford Arms
picture of band playing on stage, denim and white colour clothes
The Real Dolls at Black Lion

"Harnesses our city’s bands, promotors and venues in such a unifying, joyous way"

Manchester Evening News

2007 promotors were

(in no particular order)

High Voltage, Red Deer Club, Club Brenda, Contort Yourself, Golden Lab, Blowout, Rain or Shine.

The Tremenduloes at the Albert Vaults
The Jakpot at Kings Arms

2007 artists were

(in no particular order)

The Maple State, The Answering Machine, The Be Be See, The Hair, Former Bullies, The Rise & Fall of the Rockets, The Jakpot, Harp Trio, Liz Green, Gentle Good, The Boats, Cortina Deluxx, David A Jaycock, We Mythical Kings, The Ting Tings, Magic Arm, Jennifer Gentle, The Beards, Detour, Dolby-Anol, The Real Dolls, Performance, U R Penetrators, Modernaire, Bitterly Ironic, That Fucking Tank, Solar Fire Trio, 7 Hertz, Primordial Undermind, Stuckometer, EYE Hai, The Whip, Working For A Nuclear Free City, The Beep Seals, The Satin Peach, Orphan Boy, Lone Lady, Little Engine, Onions, Josephine Oniyama, Attic Lights, Gideon Conn, The Tremenduloes, David Broad, George Thomas and the Owls.

Enthusiastically supported by: