Sounds from the Other City (SFTOC) returns on Sunday 30 April 2017, showcasing the best in new music, performance and art. Taking over Salford’s Chapel Street area, festival venues include churches, warehouses, pubs and social centres, curated by promoters such as Now Wave, Hey! Manchester and Grey Lantern. The complete festival programme is announced today and includes hotly tipped Londoners HMLTD, one of the first live shows for new project OTOMO X from Savages’s members, Fay and Ayse, Flamingods, insightful Americana from Simon Joyner, Heavenly Records’ Amber Arcades, Goat Girl and NZ RBMA graduate Fazerdaze, as well as some of the Northwest’s finest acts including Horsebeach, IAMDDB, TVAM and The Lovely Eggs. NTS radio return with another live broadcast line-up plus there is the final instalment in a trilogy of showcases with BBC Philharmonic and Ex Easter Island Head, this time joined by composer and musician Laura Cannell, at Salford Cathedral. SFTOC has teamed up a host of new labels and promoters this year including new Mcr-Sheffield promoters, Family Tree, Contact theatre’s spoken word collective, Young Identity, Swing Ting (Fact Magazine’s label of 2016), Hebden Bridge’s InkFolk collective and legendary Manchester record label, Aficionado. They’ve pushed the boat out in terms of afterparties this year too, with a diverse array of world class sounds from the aforementioned Swing Ting and Ink Folk plus a guest set from Optimo’s J G Wilkes. Tickets available now at Common, Islington Mill, North Tea Power, Font Chorlton, Kings Arms and the Old Pint Pot (all booking-fee free) as well as at Piccadilly Records or get them online from Watch this space for a competition (with a whole load of extras) coming soon…

Sun 30 Apr 2017, various venues in the Chapel Street area, from £25, 2pm-4am,

Sun 30 Apr
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Mon 24 Apr 2017