We are hyped that you are thinking of coming to join us at Sea Change. We've put together some information about how it all works and a little bit of info about us. We are the people who run The Drift Record Shop. Sea Change is our annual end-of-Summer party where we invite down our most favourite music makers, artists, writers and friends and take over the town on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The below information explains how we ran things in 2017...
Sea Change is a town festival, all of the venues are indoors, on and around the Totnes High Street. We use the Civic Hall (a 1950's community space), St Mary's Church (a stunning 15th century building), The Barrel House Ballroom (one of the region’s best intimate venues, amazing gold leaf ceiling), Unit 23* (the loud, late and wild one) and Birdwood House (another stunning example of Olde Totnes).
The Civic Hall, St Mary's Church and The Barrel House are all in the same square 100 metres, with Birdwood House adjoining the Civic Hall and market square. Unit 23 is a five minute walk off the High Street onto the industrial estate.
The New Lion Brewery (hosting sessions) is just off the High Street, The Bay Horse (hosting a Beer & Cider festival) is right at the top of it and Drift Records is very much the crown jewel at No. 103.
In July we will release the day splits and venue listings for all artists, but know that you can likely see a little bit of everything.
Your weekend wristband gains you access into all of the shows and talks. The capacities vary from the ample to the intimate, so there will be queuing and there will be 'one in, one out' on some of the shows. Based on the 2016 event this is however very minimal and everybody rotated venue to venue and saw a very full program of music.
Weekend tickets are on sale now, some day tickets will be made available in July. Please note, Children under 12 do not require tickets but do need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Unit 23 is an 18+ venue.
Totnes in on the main railway line from London Paddington and from Bristol Temple Meads. The station is a five minute walk from the High Street. If you are flying, Bristol airport is the closest main airport and is just over 90 miles away. If you are driving Totnes is on the A38. This is off the M5 traveling south.
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