More acts have been revealed for the 5th year of Sea Change Festival, which takes place on the 1200 acre Dartington Hall Estate, South Devon from Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th May 2020.
Returning to Sea Change - this time to headline - is Aldous Harding. She joins the Sea Change line-up us as part of the 4AD 40th Anniversary celebrations, with more special guests from the label to be announced. Also joining the musical bill are Powys trio Islet, and London three-piece Pozi.
Rough Trade Books will be in residence all weekend, in a beautiful new dedicated ‘Yurts for Life’ space.
Online art phenomenon, Cold War Steve, is a modern great; the cult chronicler of the Brexit age, whose ability to expose the absurdities of Britain was reflected with the accolade of being asked to design a Time magazine front cover, will be in conversation and at work at Sea Change. Warning: may contain Fray Bentos, a sagging Morrissey in the undergrowth, the PM pursued by bears…and Cilla.
Also confirmed to be in attendance and in conversation are famed bootlegger and fashion house boss, Sports Banger’s Jonny Banger, 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, David Bramwell, Wendy Erskine, David Keenan, Jen Calleja, Richard Phoenix, Emma Warren, Will Hodgkinson, Will Burns, Laura Barton, James Endeacott and Max Sydney Smith.
Dartington's High Cross House hosts the School of Noise with family friendly workshops exploring the science of sound and experimental music making. Sessions are free to all ticket holders. And according to fine judge, Jarvis Cocker, “The School of Noise is one of those ideas that you just know is right: bringing back a sense of wonder and accessibility to music making”.
Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will be doing something special - but, as yet, we can‘t say what!
Sea Change Festival founder, Rupert Morrison, "One of the most important legacies for us is to be part of the trajectory of emerging talent; not exclusively in this region, but we are focused and committed on inspiring a community in the South West and ensuring that Sea Change is synonymous with the most exciting new artists and opportunities."
In Dartington’s atmospheric Gymnasium will be Journey To Nutopia. Joe Muggs will discuss his new book Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Sound System Culture; Daisy Campbell will recount, Anamnesis Now, the bizarre and hilarious true story of the pilgrimage to the centre of CERN to immanentize the eschaton (bring heaven to the here-and-now); writer and journalist Michelle Olley will take a deep dive in the Journey to Nutopia; musician, activist and founding member of Crass, Penny Rimbaud will be in conversation with record producer Richard Norris ‘on nothing’, before Richard Norris (The Grid, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve) takes the Gymnasium on a journey through space and time with one of his legendary DJ sets, accompanied by a psychedelic lightshow from Innerstrings and guest appearances from Lo Recordings’ Ocean Moon and Jon Tye.
Previously announced music comes from Tim Burgess, Shirley Collins, Field Music, Vanishing Twin, Squid, Working Men's Club, Dry Cleaning, Katy J Pearson, Porridge Radio, and Keel Her. There's much more to be announced. For the details as available p-lease see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult 3-day no camping: £94
young person 3-day no camping: £64
adult 3-day with camping: £124
young person 3-day with camping: £94
camper van: £20
child camping ticket: £5 (free festival entry).
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joining Tim Burgess, Shirley Collins, Field Music, Vanishing Twin, Squid, Aldous Harding, & more
joining Tim Burgess, Shirley Collins, Field Music, Vanishing Twin, Squid, & more
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