Sounds From The Other City announces first wave of acts for 2020

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Salford festival Sounds From The Other City has revealed a raft of acts for their festival in May, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley has the news.

Sounds From The Other City has announced its first wave of artists for 2020.

Welsh music legend and former Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys will be making his debut; festival royalty Stealing Sheep make a triumphant return following the release of their third album Big Wows.

Also announced for the festival are cult heroes BEAK> finally visit Salford. There’s a Salford reunion with Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock; and Self Esteem will also peform in May.

There is also the very best in new and emerging music that the festival has become renowned for with Catalan/Irish creative powerhouse Nuria Graham; much-hyped Manchester noisemakers Organic Zip; Liverpool’s Strawberry Guy; and the singular Handle.

A link up with BBC Radio 3‘s Unclassified programme sees the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing with Hatis Noit and cellist Abel Selaocoe at Peel Hall.

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Elsewhere, Manchester Camerata will be performing the work of Terry Riley and they will be a DJ set from legendary Twisted Nerve / Finders Keepers founder Andy Votel.

The festival is again held at its home at Chapel Street for its sixteenth year as the community festival of art, new music, and culture returns to the pubs, churches and community corners of Salford and a select bunch of Manchester promoters are given creative carte blanche to book some of the best bands in the country.

Notably, this year’s capacity is significantly boosted by Manchester promoters YES and Now Wave booking acts for Maxwell Hall, while the movement of the early May Bank Holiday means that there’s a one-off chance to experience the festival on a Saturday.

Sounds From The Other City takes place on Saturday, May 2 2020.

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