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Sounds From The Other City to celebrate 7th year with its biggest ever festival!

Salford's only new music festival has expanded thus year, with 78 acts taking over 13 stages in Salford for one day of bands, DJs, art, spoken word and good times.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 30th Mar 2011

Everybody knows that Manchester is a city seeped in musical heritage. Music lovers flock from all over the world to soak up the atmosphere and explore the history of its various clubs, venues and sites.

But how much do you know about Manchester's smaller neighbour, Salford? The Other City, whose borders blend seamlessly into Manchester's landscape yet retains its own identity and cultural significance?

Just across the river from its world famous neighbour, Salford is home to a handful of great music venues which form a strong part of the region's thriving underground scene. 

And on Sunday May 1st, some of the city's hottest promoters and venues will come together for a day of new music, art, spoken word, karaoke (yes, karaoke), and loads of booze and food. 

Celebrating its seventh birthday in 2011, Sounds from the Other City has a rich history of landmark shows, with previous festivals including performances by Marina and The Diamond, the Ting Tings, Cherry Ghost, Dutch Uncles, Wu Lyf, Egyptian Hip Hop, Jesca Hoop and many more.

As ever, the focus is on quality and talent, and this year the festival expands from nine to 13 stages. The University of Salford 300+ capacity Peel Hall will play host to a stage curated by promoters Hey! Manchester, while audiences can take in shows at Islington Mill, St Philips Church, Rover's Return, and many more. 

Acts this year includes the NME’s favourite trancers D/R/U/G/S, indie Darren Hayman, Swedish popstrelles Those Dancing Days as well as The Wave Pictures, the Twilight Sad, Rainbow Arabia, spoken word from Aidan Moffat and 70 more acts!

Promoters curating events this year are: Now Wave, Comfortable on a Tightrope, High Voltage, Hey! Manchester, Trash-O-Rama, Wot God Forgot, Postcards From Manchester, Helmets For Men, Paradox, Hear Here, Bad Uncle, Fat Out Till You Pass Out and MIE.

Tickets for the entire day and night are £18, available through Skiddle below.


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