Salford’s rich musical heritage is now at your fingertips with the Echo Salford app – an innovative interactive trail that brings the city’s musical history to life. 

Salford Trail

An augmented-reality experience, the 2.5-hour digital trail will guide you to eight significant music landmarks. Through the app, you can learn the history of the iconic venues and the artists who once walked their halls – you will have access to never-before-seen images and some special supporting commentary by legends including Joy Division and New Order co-founder Peter Hook, Shameless actress Maxine Peake, and “punk poet” John Cooper Clarke. 

Peter Hook                                                                             Peter Hook, bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order 

Follow the footsteps of musical legends as you recreate the iconic The Smiths photo at Salford Lads Club or discover the LGBTQ+ history of Islington Mill. Stops on the trail also include MediaCity, The Lowry, the Working-Class Movement Library, Maxwell Hall, Chapel Street and bohemian pub Kings Arms. You can drop in on any of the locations and do the trail in any order, at any time! 

Salford Music

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the app was created through a collaborative effort between Dig Media and Toasted Productions alongside the University of Salford and Salford City Council. Echo Salford is sharing, uncovering and restoring heritage content to support the music industry in the city. 

Download the Echo Salford app today and uncover the hidden gems of Salford’s musical past. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the city and celebrate its enduring musical legacy.  

To download the app and for more information visit   


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