Some good news for the south west festival scene. Sea Change festival is back this summer with a one-day event named Sea Change Presents. And the team are glad to announce that next year sees the full three-day event from 27–29 May 2022.
This year’s Sea Change will see live music, film and conversations happening at atmospheric spots across Totnes, including St Mary’s Church, the Totnes Cinema and The Barrel House Ballroom. Sea Change has consistently sought out unique and beautifully different venues in the creative town and a new partnership with The Bull Inn, run by Geetie Singh-Watson MBE, will host intimate events and bring beautiful festival food to Totnes.
Confirmed so far are dream-pop duo White Flowers; the BBC 6Music A‑listed JOHN; The Orielles presenting a screening (and Q&A/DJ set) of their La Vita Olistica film; violinist and composer Anna Phoebe; South-East based four-piece Breathe Panel, singer-songwriter Anna B Savage; improvisational duo DJxKWF; and MIRRY: From The Shadows Into The Light, an installation and live experience (with musicians Tom Fraser and Simon Tong) that dives into the magical music and archives of Mirabel “Mirry” Lomer.
White Rabbit Books will be joining the weekend too with conversations including Jeff Barrett and Robin Turner with author Roy Wilkinson about ‘Believe In Magic’ (charting the first thirty years of Heavenly Recordings) and Gordon Burn Prize winning author David Keenan, who will be talking about his masterly fifth novel, Monument Maker.
Last year during the midst of lockdown, Sea Change hosted an early online festival, programming a fascinating mix of memorable artists and helping create a distinctive blueprint for the digital festival environment.