2019 sees Appears From the Other Metropolis (SFTOC) rejoice its 15th calendar year in unique type with its 1st Quindecennial: a competition that transpires once only every single 15 a long time.

2018 noticed the greatest and best SFTOC to day – this calendar year will see all that motion packed into one internet site, as 1500 individuals make Salford’s Regent Investing Estate their dwelling.

For the Quindecennial, the pageant has questioned 15 of its favorite promoters to choose their greatest two acts, which will be brought to you across 5 stages – in among it can be observed perennial greats this sort of as Now Wave, Hey! Manchester, and Gray Lantern, as well as some old favourites in Dots & Wolf (a collaboration of Dots & Loops and Lamb & Wolf), some new blood in Partisan, and a large website link up with Bluedot who will be making their Appears debut.

The entire 2019 pageant line-up rolls out the pink carpet for the “most talked about new band in the region (diymag) and ‘your most loved band’s new favored band (pitchfork),” Black Midi, the return to SFTOC for Heavenly Recordings’ extremely possess indie-pop royals The Orielles, Belgian punks Cocaine Piss (“frenetic, adrenalized fun… sharp, frazzled, funny” – NARC magazine), Bristol sounds-rockers Spectres, the blissed out grooves of Manchester’s Ménage à Trois, Edinburgh Diy people-rock troubadour Withered Hand, laid-again rap maestro Barney Artist, and the Sounds debut of Factory Floor co-founder Gabe Gurnsey (“unfailingly relentless” – The Guardian) – and a lot, substantially much more aside from.

At the time once again SFTOC welcomes the BBC Philharmonic back again for a particular commission, this time to collaborate with current favourites Youthful Identity. Combining the electrical power of the spoken term functionality with the magisterial power of an orchestral ensemble, this a person-off meeting of minds is selected to go down in Sounds lore.

Sunday 5 May will be filled with the unique touches you won’t discover any place else, with art path from ALL five artwork administrators from the past five yrs, and as working day turns to night, we’ll be operating our regular array of legendary just after-functions at both of those the Pint Pot and across all 4 flooring at Indeed with a one-off collab amongst So Flute x Substantial Hoops, everyone’s favourite basement dance bash, Kiss Me Once again, newcomers Me Gusta, the return of the Thirsty Girls and mega vibes from Regal Disco.

Tickets are tremendous constrained for this further specific edition of the festival – and as soon as they’re long gone, they’re long gone. Get yours now for £25 completely as a result of Skiddle.

Go to www.soundsfromtheothercity.com for tickets and updates.

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