Metronomy, The Comet is Coming, Stewart Lee and Bagpuss are all confirmed for Sea Change 2019.

The Totnes-based event, founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, has moved from its former end-of-summer position to May Bank Holiday. The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin, with full line-up to follow. Hannah Peel and Will Burns, and Dutch 4-piece Pip Blom are also appearing.

Metronomy is the Friday night headliner, and their appearance is at Dartington Hall Gardens. They are currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Nights Out album. Joe Mount is a big supporter of the festival, and he played a surprise DJ set at the first Sea Change. It is fulfilling a huge ambition of the festival crew to have Metronomy headlining. Saturday night goes psychedelic and jazzy with The Comet is Coming, starring saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings.

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Photo: Jay Bing

Another 2018 project was Earth Recording’s Bagpuss soundtrack reissue, declared by Drift as soundtrack release of the year! Venues are all centred around Totnes and are an eclectic collection – a ballroom, a civic hall and the restored Victorian cinema – and Hannah Peel and Will Burns will perform at the beautiful 15th century St Mary’s Church. There will be plenty of panel talks, films, special events and music guests at the now 3-day event.

Sea Change Festival takes place on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May. Dartington Hall estate again will host several artists.

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