Sounds from the Other City (SFTOC) is Salford's annual celebration of new music and performance. Taking over the pubs, bars, squares, warehouses, churches and 'everywhere in between' spaces of Chapel St, the festival is back for 2022.

Throughout its history, SFTOC has hosted early career performances from acts as diverse as the Ting Tings to Sampha, Alt-J to IAMDDB. It has earned a reputation as a day of discovery and a community festival in its truest form. It brings together the independent creative scenes of Manchester, and more importantly Salford, to create something downright magical. A unique experience that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they are on stage, behind the scenes or just soaking it all in with a drink in hand.

See the full 2022 festival programme here, and to purchase tickets visit SFTOC here

Bank Holiday Sunday 1 May 2022, 3pm - late 

“Top 10 of the best city music festivals in the UK in 2019”

The Guardian 

“For just shy of a decade Salford has been providing Manchester with its best music festival”

Manchester Wire

“A celebration of Independence -  (5 Stars)” 

The Independent

“An all-day event that triumphs in invention, discovery and a hearty dose of community spirit”

The Quietus

“Idiosyncratic, anarchic, bonkers, creative and totally DIY antidote to corporate festivals”


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