The multi-venue indoor/outdoor Sea Change Festival, which takes place within and around Totnes & Dartington, South Devon, has announced a date change from next year, moving from the August bank holiday weekend to the late May bank holiday weekend.
It's also expanding from 2 days to three days, with the third day having music sets, talks and events culminating in a special afternoon matinee headline performance at Dartington to close the festival.
The dates for next year will be Friday 24th until Sunday 26th May 2019.
Sea Change founder, Rupert Morrison, said, "For the past three years, Sea Change has been the toast of the August Bank Holiday weekend. Since August, we’ve thought about all aspects of the festival and have listened to all the feedback from those who came and people who live and work in the area; as a result, we've decided that May will better suit us. For one thing, the date change will mean that we will no longer share Dartington with its International Summer School, opening up so many opportunities for us to really explore the exceptional site and introduce some quite remarkable new locations for events."
Rupert continued, "One look at the utterly unique buildings of the estate and you understand why we're all so excited to keep exploring the possibilities of this partnership. Being able to guide our visitors around the proudly independent Totnes high street and then on into Dartington is just a dream opportunity; how many other festivals have a Henry Moore to take in on the walk between stages? So Sea Change will now kick off the festival season, bringing a smartly-curated Bank Holiday party to the Devon hills, but one that heralds the start of summer."
Dartington hosts the festival’s Offshore stage with music until late on Friday and Saturday, while the buildings of Totnes remain central to Sea Change, which will present extremely special music guests, panel talks, films and events beneath the beautiful gold leaf ceiling of the Barrel House Ballroom, 15th century St Mary's Church, 1950s Civic Hall and restored Victorian Totnes Cinema.
Tickets for Sea Change will go on sale later in October.
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