Sea Change 2019

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



Weekend Schedule

Note, the times for High Cross House will be online in the week of the festival. Across the weekend there will be sessions from Alexander Tucker of Grumbling Fur; Bobby Barry; Gabriel Stebbing’s new Night Works project; the mysterious February Montaine; Steve (Chandrasonic) Savale of Asian Dub Foundation talks music and activism; journalists Laura Barton and Michael Hann discuss Bruce Springsteen; author John Higgs in conversation with Rupert Callender; poet Salena Godden in conversation with Claire Callender; Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of The Pop Group discuss their work with John Robb; Nick Luscombe talks to Luke Turner and John Doran of The Quietus about the perils of supporting art on the fringes; and there will be full exhibitions (and gift shops) from The UK Poster Association, with exclusive Sea Change posters and a chance to see Babak Ganjei’s Film Ideas series.

All this and more, plus our deluxe Salcombe Gin terrace bar.


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!


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