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Upcoming shows: AVAWAVES... Ryley Walker... Charlie Parr... The Unthanks... Hater... His Lordship... Lambert... Tropical Fuck Storm... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... Aoife O’Donovan... The Lovely Eggs... Pet Deaths... The Courettes... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Darren Hayman... Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Angel Olsen... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

When: 3.00pm until late on Sunday 1 May 2011
Where: Peel Hall, Peel Building, University of Salford, Salford M5 4W

Hey! Manchester is running a stage at this year’s Sounds From The Other City – the one-day music festival that celebrates the diversity of Greater Manchester’s ‘other city’. The 12-hour aural orgy is expanding again in 2011, with Hey! Manchester based in a brand new SFTOC venue: the ornate 350-seat Peel Hall, situated in the Victorian-era, terracotta-covered Peel Building:

For this stage we’ve been putting together a suitably grand line-up: New York singer-songwriter Willy Mason is a real coup for us and for Sounds From The Other City, while perennial Hey! Manchester favourite Darren Hayman – he who fronted Hefner and, more famously, performed at the Godlee Observatory last year – was an obvious pick. Darren’s regular collaborators, the ever-excellent the Wave Pictures make a welcome return to Manchester, having previously performed as Daniel Johnston’s band in 2009. And how could we not invite back David Thomas Broughton, former Manchester dweller and current North Korea resident? We’ll have one or two more to add to what’s shaping up to be our best Sounds From The Other City line-up yet. Rounding off the stage is one of our favourite local singer-songwriters, Jo Rose!

To check out who else is playing, visit the Sounds From The Other City website or join the SFTOC Facebook group.

Tickets, giving access to all stages, cost £18 and are available online from Quaytickets.com and Skiddle.com, and in person from Islington Mill, Common (both no booking fee), the Kings Arms and Piccadilly Records.



All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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