Devon’s Sea Change festival returns for 2020 with the first lineup announcements: Tim Burgess, Shirley Collins, Field Music, Vanishing Twin, Squid, Working Men’s Club, Dry Cleaning, Katy J Pearson, Porridge Radio and Keel Her.
The festival will move entirely over to the Dartington Estate and William Lescaze’s twin Modernist masterpieces, Foxhole Gymnasium and High Cross House. The evolving Festival site will feature a new venue programmed by Rough Trade Books, and the return of chef Patrick Hanna’s Summersisle restaurant.
Founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop and curated by people who spend all day listening to new records, Sea Change’s music choices are exciting, surprising and always sound; but it also reaches into other disciplines, creating artful combinations and magic moments in tucked-away corners of the historic site.
This year’s Festival is subtitled ‘Let Us Face The Future’, a nod to the discussions that took place at Darlington and led to the writing of the 1945 Labour Party manifesto of the same name, which introduced a programme of reform under Prime Minister Clement Atlee that brought about the NHS and the welfare state.
Dates: Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020. Information and tickets: seachangefestival.co.uk Camping at Dartington: dartington.org/seachangecamp