Totnes Sea Change Festival returns for a 4th year, expanded to three days, and with the dates changed from August to May, to take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019. It takes place around the picturesque town of Totnes in South Devon, at multiple venues in the town and at the nearby Dartington estate. The festival will finish on the Sunday with a matinee headline performance at Dartington to close the festival.
Along with the music expect panel talks, films and events, including within Dartington's modernist High Cross House. High Cross House will host two performances from Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, as well as Nick Luscombe in conversation with Luke Turner and John Doran, plus talks and conversations throughout the weekend including founder member of The Raincoats, Ana da Silva; composer and musician Hannah Peel; Alexander Tucker of the Grumbling Fur; authors David Keenan, Luke Turner and John Higgs; poets Salena Godden, Charlotte Newman and Martha Sprackland; journalists Michael Hann and Laura Barton; music from February Montaine, Matthew Shaw, Bobby Barry; the UK Poster Association will exhibit five new and exclusive screen prints, including a celebration of Bagpuss.
Confirmed acts include Metronomy; The Comet Is Coming; Gruff Rhys; Bill Ryder-Jones; Gazelle Twin; The Nightingales; Sandra Kerr And John Faulkner; Hannah Peel And Will Burns; Flamingods; You Tell Me; Pip Blom; TVAM; along with Stewart Lee and Michael Cumming with a panel talk about documentary 'King Rocker'.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £89
adult day: £49
young person (12-18) weekend: £39
The festival is programmed with loads of interesting events across the weekend. Some of the venues will be operating an 18+ only rule on the door, but this, for the very best part, refers to late night shows. If your children and young adults are going to be into it, then they are very welcome indeed. Organisers ask you don't drag your little ones along to a panel talk they may find boring.
Camping is not counted as part of the ticket, however camping will be available as neighbouring Dartington Estate are to provide a picturesque spot. There will also be Sea Change shuttle buses all day and... well, till a good hour. Camping can be booked here.
Sea Change is a town festival based in buildings and streets with plenty of local accommodation and campsites in the area, the festival is hoping to provide subsidised rates.
There will be late night trains (times TBC) running to Newton Abbott, Exeter St. Davids and Plymouth stations. There will also be a bus service running to Torbay. Please keep checking back for full details closer to the event.
More information will be here when available.
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