Our best festivals for 2022

We LOVE compiling this list each year. And it feels particularly liberating to almost be back to ‘business as usual’ on the festival front – plus some new and expanded events are going ahead, meaning those in charge of the festival purse strings are confident we’re heading back in the fields this summer. So here’s…

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Tim Burgess and more for Sea Change festival

More news for Sea Change festival. Tim Burgess, The Charlatans front-man, best-selling author and listening party lockdown saviour, will play the Saturday night headline slot. Also added to the line up are Porridge Radio, Ethio-jazz maestro Hailu Mergia; the multi-instrumentalist and founding member and keyboardist for the great polyrhythmic funk group Walias Band. Studio Electrophonique is…

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Sea Change lineup for 2022 announced

Is there anyone who doesn’t fancy the idea of a festival with only 600 people? The event in question is Sea Change, the – well let’s call it intimate – event takes place in Totnes, in a selection of quirky and atmospheric town venues. Sea Change Presents announces the first wave of artists for the…

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Sea Change festival to go ahead this summer

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…

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Sea Change online festival

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,…

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Sea Change festival confirms Gruff Rhys and plenty more

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…

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Sea Change 2019 line-up

Metronomy, The Comet is Coming, Stewart Lee and Bagpuss are all confirmed for Sea Change 2019. The Totnes-based event, founded by Totnes’s Drift Record Shop, has moved from its former end-of-summer position to May Bank Holiday. The Quietus presents Gazelle Twin, with full line-up to follow. Hannah Peel and Will Burns, and Dutch 4-piece Pip…

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Sea Change festival additions

Sea Change festival takes over the town of Totnes in south Devon over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The event finds its way into multiple historic venues in the town. Founded and curated by Totnes’s own Drift Records, Sea Change presents special guests beneath the beautiful gold leaf ceiling of the Barrel House Ballroom, St. Mary’s…

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Sea Change festival adds Dartington Hall as a venue

Sea Change festival in Totnes has established quite a name for itself in its two years of its existence. Started by Drift Record shop, its knowledgeable owners have enticed a raft of stellar names both emerging and established, to play at a host of quirky venues around the town. There’s the restored Totnes Cinema, two…

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Late season festival news

If you’re feeling a tad underfestivalled, there are even more events to head off to late in the season. Nothing like prolonging summer with a weekend of wall-to-wall music. Or if you’re pushed for time, or had enough of damp tents, non camping festivals are springing up in abundance. Sea Change, Devon   25th to…

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