SFTOCSkinny photo competition: the shortlist!
Were you at Sounds from the Other City festival this year? Did you take part in our #SFTOCSkinny photo competition? Have a peek and see if your picture is included in our 30-strong shortlist, below...
At this year's Sounds from the Other City festival, The Skinny ran a photo competition to win a big bunch of prizes. To enter, all you had to do was share your snaps from the day on Twitter/Instagram with the hashtag #SFTOCSkinny.
We were looking for photos that capture the spirit of the festival – and from crazy costumes to blistering gigs, to quirky views of the festival's unusual venues, you certainly answered that call!
The favourite photo, as chosen by the Sounds from the Other City team, will win a pile of goodies kindly donated by the festival's promoters and pals, including a record player, vinyl, gig tickets and two passes to next year's SFTOC.
From more than 300 entries (amazing!) we have selected 30 photos that tell the story of Sounds from the Other City 2016, in all its glorious variety and inventiveness. Have a scroll through them below – and if you'd like to see more, you can browse the #SFTOCSkinny hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
We'll be revealing the top five – including the winning photo – on Monday. Watch this space! Thank you for entering #SFTOCSkinny and helping to paint a picture of Manchester's most unique festival.
The Big Moon all in blue on the Now Wave stage:
Someone's thrilled to be in Islington Mill...
Joyce D'Vision knows how to work a crowd on the SFTOC.TV stage:
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, obviously, it's a giant shadow elephant.
A lovely arty blur that captures how everyone at SFTOC feels after a few hours...
One of Good Afternoon's sparkly druids takes a break from partying all day in the Disco Womb:
Inside the Disco Womb:
Festival art director himHallows' 'Vitruvian Man' costume makes its way across town...
More Mill love:
Spooky vibes in St Philip's church:
The exquisite Ex-Easter Island Head performing in Salford Cathedral with the BBC Philharmonic ensemble:
A pig playing punishing noise. Naturally.
A balcony view of She Drew The Gun playing for Hey! Manchester in St Phil's:
Wilderness Hymnal lost in visuals by Sam Wiehl at The Angel Centre:
A pensive moment with Video Jam:
Two sides of Salford seen from First Chop Brewing Arm:
A glow-in-the-dark Tacocat at St Philip's Church:
This lobster, live-streamed straight to SFTOC.TV:
Costuming for video art piece Sammaneh Poursh's Home Movies: Peepshow streamed live to Islington Mill for Sounds From The Other City festival, UK #lobster #costume from @rosechonghire custom eye mask by me #gold #costumedesign #melbourne #SFTOC #sftocskinny #northcote #fitzroy #orange #props #eyes #shell #sea #ocean #salford #islingtonmill #manchester #mask #googlyeyes #crustacean
Everything about Sounds from the Other City in one picture? Salford, party balloons, beer:
Wait... maybe this is everything about SFTOC in one. Contemplating the river Irwell from the Pint Pot garden, dressed as an occult practitioner... Yep, sounds about right.
Little and large:
Manchester band Mother getting freaky in the Crescent pub:
Behind the scenes at SFTOC.TV:
Ready for the after party:
Some serious moves in the Disco Womb:
The full Ex-Easter Island Head experience:
Art on art...! Things get meta as these guys live-draw the Now Wave stage:
And, last but not least:
Ahh, Salford. Things started out so well, full of good intentions and forward-planning...
...and ended like this.
Until next year!