• Josh Crowe

Sounds From The Other City Brings D-I-Y Culture To The Forefront




In 2005 the idea of ‘Sounds from the Other City’ was born, with the intention to do two simple things.

Firstly, to celebrate and foreground the work of independent promoters in Salford and Manchester,

shining a light on the people who work tirelessly to bring new music and artists to public attention, often

with little recognition of that invaluable role they play.


Secondly, to draw attention to the off-kilter beauty of Salford, the often overlooked ‘other city’ to

Manchester, through embedding live music and art everywhere, from the doctors surgery to churches,

pubs and community centres.


And out of these roots has grown this curiosity of a festival, one that is co-designed by fellow promoters

and audience and has become synonymous with its community, ultimately becoming a celebration of

the most exciting emerging names in music.


Over the years it has hosted early-day performances from artists as diverse as James Ferraro, Marina,

Alt-J, Slowthai, Hannah Peel, GoGo Penguin right through to 2017’s Mercury Music Prize winner

Sampha, BBC Sound of 2018 nominee IAMDDB and 2019 Mercury Music Prize nominees, Black Midi.



Salford’s own Sounds From the Other City Festival (SFTOC) has announced its full line-up ahead of its

eagerly awaited live return on May Day Bank Holiday, Sunday 1st May 2022. Joining an already electrifying bill of artists will be Salford formed trippy, rhythm, drone and psychedelic noise collective, GNOD, Edinburgh born singer-songwriter, Hamish Hawk, and regulars of Gilles Petersons We Out Here festival and favourited by the late Virgil Abloh, Manchester neo-soul and RnB band, Lovescene.


Also lighting up SFTOC’s spiritual home of Chapel Street will be fresh female DJ collective, Queer Latifah,

Amsterdam’s beamy-grinned, indie-pop powerhouse, Pip Blom, as well as RnB and pop artist, and

daughter of Neneh Cherry, TYSON.


Already announced are LayFullstop, LYR (Land Yacht Regatta), the brainchild of UK Poet Laureate

Simon Armitage, DJs from the Daytimers stable, Chandé and Gracie T, much celebrated British

electronic music producer, Holy Other, and the proudly black and queer Bristol-based producer, vocalist

and DJ, Grove, to name a few. FTOC is famed for its dance inducing afterparties and this year is no different with venues including Fivefourstudios, Old Pint Pot and YES two-stepping up to the plate and flinging open their doors to

those unaccustomed to an early bedtime.



Afterparty hunters can expect late night soirées such as the long-awaited return of underground,

electronic night, Bohemian Grove, new kids on the block celebrating the Amapiano music coming from

South Africa via Manchester, Piano in the City, and the tour de force of Freak Queer Rave collaborating

with Creatures to celebrate until the early hours.


We've included a festival essentials playlist here:









The Full Line-Up and Selectors can be seen below:


Full Line-up:

6a6y 6 b2b Adrian Steele (DJ) - Agent J (DJ) - Akemi Fox - Alex - Alex Ross (DJ) - Amelia

Wallace - Another; Country $$$$ - Aria Scere (Vogueing Workshop) - Atikk; Obeka -

audiobooks - Ayy Den - Bob Cojones - Call it a Truce - Carriage Return - Chandé B2B G33 -

Charlotte Newman - China Lilly - Chips with Everything - Contours - Dirty Freud - Dirty K (DJ) -

Dogs with Jobs - Do you Remember the First Time? (DJ) - Edane NG - Fatty Acid Cabaret -

Fehdah - For Breakfast - Fran Lobo - Francesca - Frazer (DJ) - Freya Beer - glue70 - GNOD -

Good Afternoon presents: Return To The Disco Womb - Gracie T B2B Vindya - Grove - Gut

Level (DJ) - Hamish Hawk - HighSchool - Holy Other - Isaiah Hull - Jasmine Rowland (DJ) -

Jenna G (DJ) - John Myrtle - Juke Joint (DJ) - Julia (Wonderhaus) - July 7 - Katbrownsugar (DJ) -

Katy J Pearson (stripped back set) - Kid Katharsis - Kiss Me Again Residents - Kumba - La

Presidenta (DJ) - Lara Jones - Late night Karaoke hosted by Teegs - Lavender Rodriguez -

LayFullstop - Léna C (DJ) - Linnkü (DJ) - Lovescene - Lowell (DJ) - Lurid Ultra Hybrid - LYR - M a t

e k o i - M3 Industries - Madi Saskia - Mali Hayes - Mandy, Indiana - Mewn - Mia La Mette -

Modern Nature - Motto Estate - Murder He Wrote - Musumba - Natalian (All Hands on Deck

DJ Workshop), Natalie and the Monarchy - Nayana Iz - NIVETHA - NoSpace Mcr - Obeka (LIVE)

- OneDa - P-Ro Jones (DJ) - Bitez - Pip Blom - Psychederek - Queer Latifah - RSP - Ruby


Swallow - Sandy Freckle - Sarah Bates - Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family - Short Supply -

SIBZ - Son of Bingo - Sonny Bliss - Splint - Szajna - Test Card Girl - Thank - The Bug Club - The

KTNA - The Rebel - Threads - Trayner - TV Babies - TYSON - Victoria Jane - Wesley Gonzalez -

What Do I Tell My Friends? - Yossari Baby - Zeyla - Plus a few more TBA


Selected by:

Alphaville - Band on the Wall - Beauty Witch - Big People Music - Daytimers - Fat Out - Good

Afternoon - Grey Lantern - Heavenly Recordings - Hey! Manchester - Kiss me Again - Ladies

Music Pub - Love Rain - Me Gusta - NIAMOS - Now Wave - OneFiveEight - Partisan collective -

Reform Radio - Regal Disco - Strange Days - Sweet Vibrations Radio - Tales From Other Worlds

- The Factory - Tru Luv - VAM



You can find a link to attend the festical in the link HERE

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