Devon’s Sea Change Fes­ti­val has announced the sec­ond wave of artists con­firmed to appear in Totnes and Dart­ing­ton this May. Gruff Rhys – Welsh musi­cian, com­pos­er, pro­duc­er, film­mak­er author and one-fifth of Super Fur­ry Ani­mals will be appear­ing. Also, Bill Ryder Jones, Lubomyr Mel­nyk, Maps, Du Blonde, who has just released her self-pro­duced Lung Bread For Dad­dy LP on Moshi Moshi Records, Rozi Plain and Black Midi have all joined the line-up for the event found­ed by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop. 

Also con­firmed today are the pro­gram­ming day splits, details of week­end camp­ing tick­ets and the inclu­sion of some his­toric and unique build­ings at atmos­pher­ic new Sea Change venues. 

Gruff Rhys
Gruff Rhys

Under the watch­ful cura­tion of essen­tial music and cul­ture web­site The Qui­etus, two of the country’s most excit­ing new bands will go back to back on Sat­ur­day with Black Midi (recent­ly signed to Rough Trade Records) and Black Coun­try, New Road (whose recent sup­port slot for U.S. Girls was very spe­cial) appear­ing on the two Dart­ing­ton stages. W H Lung are tour­ing at the moment with a new album and will be mak­ing an appearance.

Here’s the full list of Sea Change additions: 

Gruff Rhys, Bill Ryder Jones, Lubomyr Mel­nyk, Vir­ginia Ast­ley, Maps, Du Blonde, Black Midi, Szun Waves, Rozi Plain, Death & Vanil­la, Anne Müller , Doom­squad, Black Coun­try, New Road, W. H. Lung, Deep Learn­ing, Lecu, Pale Blue Eyes, Hear­ing Aid Beige, Michael Clark, Dawn Cho­rus Ignites. 

Bill Ryder Jones
Bill Ryder Jones

This year, Sea Change moves to the late May Bank Hol­i­day for the first time, hav­ing staged three sell-out events on the August Bank Hol­i­day. The 2019 edi­tion sees the sec­ond part­ner­ship between the young fes­ti­val and the Dart­ing­ton Hall estate, a com­bi­na­tion which con­tin­ues to add new names to the list of guest cre­ators in music, art and culture. 

Sea Change takes place in Totnes & Dart­ing­ton from 24 – 26 May 2019. Tick­ets are on sale now online from or via the Drift record shop. 

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