Welcome to SoundsTown, population YOU!
At this year’s Sounds From The Other City – Salford’s celebration of new music, performance and art on Sunday 6 May – we welcome you to SoundsTown, our imaginary community (that looks an awful lot like Chapel Street..) filled with wacky neighbours, odd goings-on, and all mod cons! Sensational SoundsTown art direction comes from the Transatlantic Trade Partnership, aka artists Stina Puotinen & David Bailey.
Highlights for SoundsTown and SFTOC 2018 include…
SoundsTown Dogshow. Not arf! Register your handsome pooch from 2.30pm at Regent’s Trading Estate, no wristband required (for you or the dog). Read more.
SoundsTown Academy of Painting and Decorating. Show off your decor skills and painting prowess in a spectacular high-octane live art contest. Read more.
Invisible Wind Factory & Friends take over the Mill, providing 2 glorious rooms of music, all day & night, plus lighting installations, magical interventions, and performances from Liverpool Supergroup Jacuzzi, plus Iranian rapper Farhood and The Aleph.
Brand new commission with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a unique collaboration with Manchester Camerata composer Laura Bowler and Mill artist Rachel Goodyear. Collect a free ticket from Wristband Exchange on the day, first come first served!
No less than SEVEN AFTERPARTIES // An outdoor fruit & veg stall disco with our buddies Good Afternoon // Radio 1 and 6 Music faves Boy Azooga on the Heavenly Records stage // Amsterdam’s Pip Boom (imagine a European Courtney Barnett) playing Salford for the first time ever // Rough Trade’s white-hot hopes, Goat Girl // Warp Records’ ‘rave voyeur’ Lorenzo Senni// hip-hop stalwart Burgundy Blood // multi-instrumentalist Anni Rossi and Spacemen 3-founder Pete Kember AKA Spectrum // the impressionistic soul of XamVolo // rare outing of Manc hip-hop star Sleazy F // the must-see pop of Radio 1 fav, Bolton biro basher, Chrystal // PLUS, Rumour has it that the Peter Andre will perform alongside God Speed You! Peter Andre at the Kings Arms OMGOMG…AND LOADS MORE.
Food & drink from Honest Crust, Dim Sum Su, Diamond Dogs (including the official SoundsTown Hot Dog special “The Onion Ring of Fire” and Hot Dog Eating Competition!), plus usual great grub at Kings Arms & Deli Lama AND the return of Magic Rock including the fabled 3-4-£10 deal, tastebuds at the ready!
Tickets at Common, Islington Mill, Siop Shop, Font Chorlton, Kings Arms, Band on the Wall, Piccadilly Records or online at www.skiddle.com. ALMOST SOLD OUT!