Sea Change 2019

Metronomy + The Comet is Coming
+ Gruff Rhys + Gazelle Twin
+ Lubomyr Melnyk + Bill Ryder-Jones +
Stewart Lee and so much more…


Sea Change is an intimate and spirited festival of high times, music, art, culture, food and drinks in Totnes + Dartington, Devon. It was founded by the award-winning Drift Record Shop who lovingly curate the event with their favourite thinkers, speakers and players.


Working with creative partners Heavenly Recordings, Mute, Bella Union, Erased Tapes, Moshi Moshi, Rough Trade Books, Fire Records, Faber Social, Earth Recordings and The Quietus, Sea Change weekend is unique, and inspiring.

“full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight”

Hosted across unique venues in the town, and a beautiful site on the Dartington Hall Trust Estate, steeped in creative history. Sea Change IV: A truck stage, a big top, a fifteenth-century church, two William Lescaze Grade II listed Modernist masterpieces, an award-winning record shop, a ballroom and loads more... come join us!

Friday 24th May

*Special Guest
Gazelle Twin
Szun Waves
Will Burns & Hannah Peel
Pip Blom
Du Blonde
Death & Vanilla
Virginia Astley
Hearing Aid Beige
Michael Clark

Rough Trade Books presents
‘Future Technologies’ with Bobby Barry, Late of the Pier and Hannah Peel.

Spaced Out: an immersive meditation on the music and vision of Delia Derbyshire.

Saturday 25th May

The Comet is Coming
Bill Ryder Jones
Black Midi
Rozi Plain
W. H. Lung
Ana da Silva
Laurence Pike
Black Country, New Road
The Nightingales
Dawn Chorus Ignites
Stewart Lee & Michael Cumming present
'King Rocker'

Mark Stewart & Gareth Sager of The Pop Group.

Rough Trade Books presents
‘Steam Down’ with Emma Warren and Belinda Zhawi. Martha Sprackland, Charlotte Newman and Salena Godden. David Keenan and Luke Turner in conversation.

Craig Oldham presents ‘They Live’

Roy Wilkinson's Pop & Nature Quiz

Sunday 26th May

Gruff Rhys
Lubomyr Melnyk

Bagpuss Live with Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner, Daniel Postgate, Stewart Lee and Kyle Lonsdale.

*Special Guest
Anne Müller
You Tell Me
Pale Blue Eyes

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes


Sea Change is spread between stunning buildings and rolling fields in Totnes and Dartington. There is a free ‘Bob The Bus’ shuttle service that will be moving you between the two sites at peak times. They are actually only just over a mile apart, so you can also take a very pleasant riverside stroll, cycle, drive (there is free parking on site) or call on one of the many local taxi operators (they are all listed in the festival magazine).

Totnes Site

Dartington Site

It went like this…

Looking back at some of the sights and sounds of the 2018 festival in Totnes & Dartington. From the opening Sea Change Cricket Cup to the haze of mid-Saturday night with our guests Heavenly Recordings, Mute, Bella Union, Erased Tapes, Rough Trade Books, Fire Records, Faber Social, Earth Recordings and The Quietus.

The excellent Devon fest boasts a carefully curated blend of stimulating talks and slightly under-the-radar bands
— The Guardian