Take a trip, vir­tu­al­ly speak­ing, to Devon and immerse your­self in Sea Change fes­ti­val this week­end 25th and 26th April.  The dis­tinc­tive and inde­pen­dent event, now into its fifth year, had to be post­poned, much to every­one’s disappointment.

Sea Change have organ­ised a spe­cial ver­sion of the fes­ti­val. Tak­ing part are: Yann Tiersen, Shirley Collins, Tim Burgess, Bil­ly Bragg, Por­ridge Radio, Katie Von Schle­ich­er, Nap Eyes and many more who will be bring­ing live music, con­ver­sa­tion and spe­cial con­tri­bu­tions to the online ver­sion of the festival. 

“In these uncer­tain times, an event like Sea Change is, per­haps, more vital than ever”

Rupert Mor­ri­son, fes­ti­val founder

Heav­en­ly Record­ings, Rough Trade Books, Erased Tapes, 4AD, Mute, Faber are all confirmed 

Por­ridge Radio

Lit­er­ary high­lights include Jon Sav­age on Joy Divi­sion, Rob Chap­man on Syd Bar­rett and Gor­don Burn Prize-win­ning author David Keenan host­ing Auto­nom­ic Tarot 

Live music and appear­ances include: Shirley Collins (in col­lab­o­ra­tion with long-time friend, artist, writer and per­former Bri­an Catling and acclaimed sound artist Matthew Shaw); Eng­lish music hero, trou­ba­dour and skif­fle afi­ciona­do Bil­ly Bragg, Por­ridge Radio, Katie Von Schle­ich­er, Nap Eyes, Gor­di, Mys­tery Jets, Richard Nor­ris and Joe Mug­gs

Gor­don Burn Prize-win­ning author (and two-time Sea Change crick­et team­ster) David Keenan will host Auto­nom­ic Tarot online; revered music cul­ture chron­i­cler Jon Sav­age will trace his Oral His­to­ry of Joy Divi­sion; and writer Rob Chap­man will explore A Very Irreg­u­lar Head, his acclaimed biog­ra­phy of Syd Bar­rett

Tim Burgess, writer, broad­cast­er, cura­tor and leader of The Char­la­tans, who was due to head­line the festival’s main stage this year, will host a very spe­cial dou­ble length Sun­day edi­tion of his spir­it-rais­ing #timst­wit­terlis­ten­ing­par­ty.

Sea Change Fes­ti­val founder, Rupert Mor­ri­son, said, “In these con­fus­ing days, it came as no sur­prise to any­one when we had to post­pone. Amidst this heart­break, the Sea Change com­mu­ni­ty real­ly showed itself; we have received a bar­rage of warm wish­es and offers of sup­port from our audi­ence, sup­port­ers, artists, label part­ners, friends and total strangers. It seems to us that in these uncer­tain times, an event like Sea Change is, per­haps, more vital than ever .…We’ll invite online fes­ti­val­go­ers to delight in the cul­tures that we have spent the last five years cel­e­brat­ing and to expe­ri­ence some­thing of the spe­cial atmos­phere of Sea Change, We’ll all be togeth­er while forced to be apart.” 

NOTE: Sea Change is now over but the fes­ti­val con­tent remains online for a lim­it­ed peri­od. Check it out now before it disappears.

The event is free to all online and is at seachangefestival.co.uk

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