Sounds From The Other City

Celebrated Salford day-festival, created for music lovers by music lovers.

A celebration of independence –︎︎︎︎︎”

– The Independent

An institution amongst the area’s music fans

Sounds From The Other City has been a firm underground favourite since 2005; serving up an annual event that champions local promoters and celebrates the off-kilter beauty of Salford, the oft-overlooked ‘other city’ to Manchester.

A creative scene is constantly moving, and with a line-up booked by a revolving collective of promoters, Sounds has served as an annual snapshot of the Greater Manchester scene, taking place in the pubs, churches, studios, warehouses and 'in-between' spaces of Salford’s historic centre on Chapel Street and The Crescent.

The festival has hosted over 1500 early-day performances from artists from across the globe. We’ve been lucky enough to have been graced with performances from musicians as diverse as Black Country New Road, Marina, Alt-J, Kelly Lee Owens, The Ting Tings, Hannah Peel, BiPolar Sunshine, GoGo Penguin, right through to 2017’s Mercury Music Prize winner Sampha, BBC Sound of 2018 nominee IAMDDB and 2019 Mercury Music Prize nominees Black Midi.

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