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 the solo musical venture of James Leesley, whose romantic, minimalist, determinedly analogue songs will form an intimate set at the beautiful Totnes Cinema; and former Goat Girl member, Naima Bock, whose Sub Pop debut will arrive soon, will perform at the Civic Hall.

Rough Trade Books, have also announced their first guests for Sea Change. Bringing ‘Printed Matter for the Counter-Culture’ will be Wendy Erskine, Roy, Musa Okwonga, Haseeb Iqbal, 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, Ella Frears, Flashback featuring Jamie Holman, Alex Zawazki & Fergal Kinney, Sheena Patel, Will Burns and Emma Warren.

Author Adelle Stripe, who co-wrote the Ten Thousand Apologies Fat White Family music biography with Lias Saoudi, will be in conversation, as will journalist, broadcaster, adorer of music and fellow White Rabbit Books stable mate Jude Rogers, whose first book, The Sound of Being Human, arrives in May.

Totnes Cinema is the venue for the mysterious Stone Club, a screening of Mark Jenki acclaimed Bronco’s House (the film that directly precedes the director’s award-winning Bait) and a special introduction from Mark Jenkin and producer Denzil Monk; a live set from acclaimed musician, composer and actor Simon Fisher Turner; DJ sets from MOOF magazine, Heavenly Jukebox, Justin Robertson and Richard Norris; sessions with curator Kirsteen McNish and broadcaster Elizabeth Alker; Heavenly Films will present a brand new 2K restoration of Flowered Up’s seminal Weekender, followed by a premiere of I Am Weekender, a documentary about the film and its enduring influence; filmmakers WIZ and Chloé Raunet, along with Heavenly founder Jeff Barrett, will discuss what The Chemical Brothers termed ‘the original Acid House odyssey’.

Both weekend tickets and bundles – to include the Chilly Gonzales show – are on sale now via www.seachangepresents.co.uk

Sea Change tickets are sold via Citizen Ticket. For every ticket purchased, 5p goes towards planting trees in the UK. This way, hundreds of years after an event has finished, its legacy will still live on, absorbing CO² and helping local wildlife to flourish. https://www.citizenticket.co.uk/trees/

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