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 Church,…

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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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