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
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