Sounds New 2014: playlist on Spotify

April 28, 2014

Get a foretaste of some of the music coming to the festival with our Spotify playlist; music to your ears…

Find out more about the festival line-up online here. Not long to go now…

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Festival brochure now out

March 24, 2014

High excitement in the halls and walks of Sounds New, as our #SoundsNew2014 brochures have now hit the highways and by-ways of the county.

SN2014 brochure

Full details of all the events taking place between 2-9 May. Download a copy here (PDF).


Sounds New 2014 line-up announced

March 3, 2014

Excitement is running high in the offices and corridors of the Sounds New empire this morning, as we are delighted to reveal the details of this year’s Sounds New Festival.

sn_logo_newThe festival team, under the expert eye of artistic director Matt Wright, has worked hard to bring this year’s festival into the light, with a mixture of exciting contemporary music delivered by world-class performers including Exaudi, Icebreaker and John Harle; the Sounds New Poetry thread continues to develop with a residence at The Beaney; the London Sinfonietta will have a four-day residency culminating in their concert including works by Cardew and Andriessen; and the educational arm of the festival returns to St Peter’s Methodist Church.

Take a look at the line-up over on our online programme, and you’ll see why we’re excited. We’ll be bringing you all the stories and features in the run-up to the festival, which takes place from Friday 2 – Friday 9 May in and around the historic city, and promises to bring the ancient stones of Canterbury alive with the vibrant music of today, performed by some of its very best exponents.

#SoundsNew2014: it all starts here…

Note: for further information / press about this year’s Festival, please contact the Festival Administrator.