Sounds from the Other City 2021 fundraiser

by Sounds from the Other City in Salford, England, United Kingdom

Sounds from the Other City 2021 fundraiser
We did it
On 11th May 2020 we successfully raised £2,457 with 88 supporters in 14 days

Any and all donations will be used to fund the people, ideas, and organisations that make SFTOC 2021 possible.

by Sounds from the Other City in Salford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Every penny we raise goes direct to the artists for 2021 to make it wild and wonderful. The uncertain economic future does mean there are still gaps in our funding if we are to provide the same festival experience and support to our artists that has been given over the past few editions of SFTOC, but like everyone at this current time we’ll be doing our utmost to ensure whatever resources are available are used to the best of their means; thanks again for your support.

Available for £30 donation, or included in the £50 bundle

At this time of year, we would normally have been celebrating on Chapel Street – the reality of that fact only serves to illustrate what strange and difficult times we are living through. However, to commemorate what would’ve been our 16th year of community, new music, and art, we’ll be spending 27th April onwards doing our annual Countdown to Sounds, inviting friends of the festival and some of our favourite artists to take over our social media channels to bring some Sounds vibes to your lockdown.

There will be performances, durational pieces, and even a SFTOC-themed quiz, all leading up to Saturday 2 May, the day of what would’ve been Sounds from the Other City 2020, as we look to build toward next year’s festival. Creativity, caring, and unity have rarely been more important – and we’re asking for your help to ensure that once this crisis is over, we can guarantee the short- and medium-term future of the festival. Over the course of our week of SFTOC 2020 commemorations, we’ll be running a crowdfunding campaign, with any and all donations being used to fund the people, ideas, and organisations that make our festival possible.

Any and all levels of support are hugely appreciated - and we've had plenty of people ask how they can help support the festival since it became apparent that we would be unable to run an edition of SFTOC in 2020. £2,000 is, realistically, the minimum the festival requires, but project shortfalls in funding mean we would ideally be raising much more. If you hadn't picked up yours for this year, the easiest way is to buy a Sounds from the Other City 2021 ticket - and you can even add an exclusive, David Bailey designed SFTOC crowdfunder t-shirt in with that to make it a bundle - this is also available separately, if you've rolled over your Sounds ticket already.

Of course, all donations are gratefully accepted: if you're only able to spare a tenner, we'll make sure you get a commemorative SFTOC 2020 ticket (which would've got you entry to this year's festival in different circumstances), as well as a Sounds Town badge from our last sojourn on Chapel Street proper back in 2018. If you're able to spare a little more, we've got a few wilder ideas that might be of interest: you can name a stage at SFTOC 2021 (good), go Go-Karting with friend of the festival Elizabeth Alker (great!), or spend a day in an escape room with enemies of SFTOC and self-proclaimed best band in the world Grotbags (oh god no).

Thanks again for all your understanding over the past few weeks - stay strong, and with your support, we'll be back better than ever in 2021.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 - SFTOC 2021 ticket + SFTOC crowdfunder tee

A ticket to SFTOC 2021 with a souvenir t-shirt to mark the fact you've supported us at this difficult time too. You could even wear it at the festival, that would be nice wouldn't it?

£10 or more

8 of 120 claimed

£10 - Commemorative 2020 Ticket

A commemorative physical ticket from 2020, the festival that never was, and Sounds Town Badge from the last time we were partying down on Chapel Street.- £10

£30 or more

£30 - Exclusive SFTOC crowdfunder tee-shirt

A limited-edition SFTOC souvenir t-shirt, designed by friend of the festival David Bailey. Only available via crowdfunder.

£30 or more

£30 - SFTOC 2021 Ticket

A ticket for next year's festival - if you didn't get around to purchasing one for SFTOC 2020 and would like to support the festival, this is the easiest way: donate away, and we'll see you in May 2021.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£250 - Ticket megapack

2x tickets to - SFTOC 2021, Fat Out Fest, A BBC Philharmonic performance, and a YES/Now Wave gig of your choice

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 - Name a stage at SFTOC 2021

Have a stage named after you, your pet, your child, or whoever else at SFTOC 2021. Your name will be included in all promotional material, and you'll go down in history as a SFTOC legend. Includes a pair of tickets. Please note, we are unfortunately unable to name a stage after businesses or organisations. - £500

£750 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£750 - Go-Karting with Elizabeth Alker

Go karting for 4 people with Elizabeth Alker. You read that right - friend of the festival and BBC Radio hero Elizabeth Alker will spend an afternoon racing with you and some pals in a go-kart. Includes 4x tickets for SFTOC 2020, and 4x Crowdfunder tees too.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1000 - Escape rooming with Grotbags

An escape room for 4 people with Grotbags. To be honest, we should be paying you. For your troubles, we'll throw in 4 x SFTOC tickets, 4x crowdfunder tees, and you can name a stage too. It is the least we can do for making you endure a day with Grotbags.

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