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Upcoming shows: Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... Will Samson... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Curtis Eller... Ólafur Arnalds... Poppy Ackroyd... Pet Deaths... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Grandbrothers... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 2pm until late on Saturday 2 May 2020
Where: The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN

PLEASE NOTE: SFTOC 2020 is postponed – read the official announcement here:

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Posted by Sounds From The Other City on Friday, 20 March 2020


Hey! Manchester is delighted to be curating a stage at this year’s Sounds From The Other City – our 11th year in a row! SFTOC is a one-day music festival that celebrates the diversity of Greater Manchester’s ‘other city’.

Sounds From The Other City (SFTOC) is back once again for 2020, and back to Chapel Street after our 15th birthday blowout last time out. We’re seeing in the new decade by, as ever, giving your favourite promoters creative carte blanche to book the best new bands in the country, and have them play in your favourite spaces – the strange, the surreal, and the spectacular – as our community festival of art, new music, and culture returns to the pubs, churches and community corners of Salford.

With the early May Bank Holiday Monday moved back to Friday 8 for VE Day, we’re taking the opportunity to move SFTOC forward to 2 May – a once in a lifetime chance to experience Sounds on a Saturday before moving back to our usual Sunday slot in 2021. We’ll also be bringing lots more new ingredients to mix in everything that has made the festival one of the most idiosyncratic and individual events in the country, making sure the best day of the year stays as fresh as ever as we reach our sixteenth year.

SFTOC is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a community festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes, or soaking it all in from venue to venue with a beer in your hand.

Hey! Manchester is excited to be in a new venue (for us) in 2020: The Kings Arms! The venue hosted our first ever show, back in 2006, and remains one of our favourite spots in the city.

Our line-up this year features Irish singer/songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, Barcelona’s Núria Graham, Scottish songwriter, producer and performer Jonnie Common, London’s jangle pop group Proper Ornaments and Cornish indie-rock trio William the Conqueror. Listen to them below.

Tickets are now available through Skiddle, while physical tickets have also made a return – pick yours up, from Saturday 1st February,  at Piccadilly Records (includes booking fee), or Siop Shop if you’re in Manchester city centre; Grapefruit in Sale; Font Bar in Chorlton; Wilderness Records in Withington; or the Kings Arms, and the University of Salford Students Union right here in sunny Salford.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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