About Sea Change

Sea Change Festival is based in the lush green fields and the iconic buildings of The Dartington Hall Estate.

Trains

Dartington is based just over a mile away from Totnes, an area of outstanding beauty that is well worthy of exploration in itself. The Visit Totnes site has excellent local information to make the most of your stay: www.visittotnes.co.uk

Totnes is served by the GWR London to Penzance Line. The station has plenty of Taxis waiting for each arrival, the festival site is a 5 minute drive.

www.thetrainline.com
www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

 

The Dartington Site 

 

Camping

Sea Change Festival camping is on the Dartington Hall Estate and is directly adjacent to the main festival site. For the 2020 edition of the festival, you can book your camping tickets directly from us at the same time as buying your festival tickets.

 

+ Free car parking
+ Plumbed toilets and hot showers
+ Dish washing station
+ Free drinking water taps
+ Recycle stations

+ Dogs can camp, but can’t enter the festival site.
+ Off-ground fires and BBQ’s welcome.

+ Under 12’s are free to camp.

+ The campsite is open from 3.00pm on Thursday 21st May and closes Monday 25th May at 10am.

+ There are limited camper van spaces available (these do not include an electrical hook up) and you require a vehicle pass (£20 per vehicle).

Parking

Located directly adjacent, it is just a few minutes walk from the main festival site, with round the clock security and easy access.

On arrival one of our team will direct you to the parking spot, where once settled, you can walk over to the box office to collect your wristband - say hi and grab a beer - and then set up camp in the same field.

We have tried to make this as easy as possible, with the parking / camping and Dartington Festival fields all side by side.

There will be a small fee payable on arrival (to be confirmed), this is to ensure we provide the best experience possible.

Parking

 

If you are using a sat nav, enter the postcode TQ9 6EA to locate the site. The entrance will be well signposted and is the first left AFTER the entrance to the farm.

 
 

 

How it all works

Whether you live here, you know us a bit, you shop at Drift, you came last year(s) or if this is your first time experiencing this big old party... this is hopefully all the info you need to have a great time.


The Site

Sea Change 2020 is based at Dartington. There will be maps and full timetables on this website and in our magazine to guide you. Venues include the Truck Stage and Big Top on the main site (with more spaces to be announced), plus High Cross House, The Foxhole Gym and The Great Hall.

Box Office / Wristband Exchange

The Box Office for all wristband exchange and late ticket sales is the main entrance point to the festival site in Dartington. Drift in Totnes will be selling wristbands, but they are unable to offer wristband exchange UNLESS, you purchased your physical ticket from them.

The festival site is open from 10am on Friday for collection.

Moving Between Totnes and Dartington

Totnes and Dartington are just over 1 mile apart. By foot there are two options, either along the cycle path to the Shops at Dartington, or on the footpath of Dartington Lane that takes you through the historical Dartington site and gardens. Both are beautiful, scenic walks (a 45 minute amble) and we do recommend taking the time to experience it as part of your weekend.  

Shuttle Bus

Bob The Bus is a series of yellow buses. They will be running free shuttle services between Dartington and the top of Totnes High Street, outside Drift.

It is a volunteer-run community bus, operating in Totnes and the surrounding rural areas. There will be ample car parking at the Sea Change site in Dartington, this will be marked on the maps.

Security, Stewards and First Aid

We have an excellent security team in place who are going to ensure that all venues are safe. If they ask to check your bags/pockets then please oblige, as this is something that we have asked of them. We have listened to all your feedback from the last four years and have fed this back to the teams, lets all work together. We have a zero tolerance to drugs. The stewards know what is going on and are here to help. Anything you need, please let them know. Although there is a map, they can direct you to venues, the train station, taxi ranks, places to eat and drink. Feel free to buy them drinks. There will be first aid teams on all sites, in an emergency please report any incidents to the security staff who will quickly liaise with the medical teams.

Under 18s

All venues are open and welcoming to under 18s, when accompanied by an adult. If you have young people with you this weekend, they must be accompanied at all times. A reminder that children under 12 years do not require a wristband.

Rubbish

We are committed to having the lowest possible impact on the area, the buildings and on the environment. In fact, we committed on zero to landfill in 2019 and will do so again through 2020.

Read more about our recycling policies here.

Sea Change Glasses

Do you know what really blew our mind… “Every piece of plastic ever made and disposed of in landfill… still exists.” We are trying to do what we can to offset this. All of our bars are using reusable polypropylene pint and wine glasses (printed using eco-friendly ink). The first time you go to the bar you will be charged £1 per glass (non-refundable). You can either reuse this glass when you return to the bar or the staff will gladly swap it for a clean one without charging you. You are most welcome to keep the glass as a keepsake, but please don’t just chuck them, there will be clear recycling points and we’re going to turn them into something new!

Social Media

On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram we are called @driftseachange. We encourage you to follow us as we will be posting some announcements during the weekend. 

Record Signings

There will be regular appearances and signings at Drift during the weekend. There will be a daily blackboard of news, so keep checking back and check those social networks. Drift are @driftrecordshop.

Alcohol

All of the venues are licensed premises and will be selling alcohol for your enjoyment. Please do not try to bring your own alcohol into any of the venues... the security will take it away and give it to us. Dartington is strictly no glass on site (think of the cows).

Eating

The Sea Change site will  have a wide and varied set of food vendors in 2020 and we’re working hard now to invite our most favourite regional operators. We are also stoking the fires under the much loved Summersisle restaurant…

Soundart Radio

We will be working with our friends and neighbours Soundart Radio to broadcast special festival content all week online and on 102.5fm. There will be something a bit special on site.

www.soundartradio.org.uk
@soundartradio

Dogs

Sorry, Sea Change is unable to welcome dogs to any of the Dartington spaces. They can come and camp, but can not come into any of the venues or main festival site.

Taxis

For those of you not from the area, make sure you phone ahead as they all run on Devon time. Also, the vast majority DO NOT take cards.

South Hams Cabs - 07772744598
Badger Cabs - 01803840400
Totnes taxis - 01803868686
And Some Cabs - 0180384000
South West Taxis - 07803126396
Bobs cabs - 01803611311
Annas Taxis - 07815883805
A P Taxi Co - 01803840404
Abacus Cabs - 07790345321
Castle Cabs - 01803868686
Knight Cabs - 01803840940
Dart Taxis - 01803865575
Eagle Cabs - 07412841214
Dart Travel - 01803862424

Oh yeah, Ubër isn’t a thing here either.


Sea Change is a very family friendly festival and weekend. Young people under 12 years old DO NOT require a ticket, but must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Anyone aged 12 or older requires a full ticket, but in 2019 we introduced a new super cheap Young Person ticket. None of the venues for 2020 have an age curfew and we simply ask you to respect your fellow attendees and judge wether your young people can handle the environment you are placing them in.

Lets all have a great time.

Camping

Totnes is a beautiful place to visit and we're delighted to be able to offer a stunning campsite option as part of the festival. It is based on the Dartington estate and is directly next to the Offshore site. Hot and cold water and shower facilities, Toilets, fresh coffee and you can even wake up and see Dartmoor’s Haytor in the distance.

Camping is now an add on option when you book your weekend tickets.

Camping
 

Not Camping

Totnes and the surrounding area boasts all types of accommodation options for all sorts of budgets and configurations. Handily, there is a very slick Visit Totnes website with listings for Hotels, B&B, Wild Camping, Pubs, Guest Houses and even longer lets;

www.visittotnes.co.uk/where-to-stay

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Totnes

Airbnb

Totnes has a vibrant community on the airbnb website. As of the start of 2019 there are over 150 listings in the area ranging from about £35 up to £125.

Keep checking back, more options are coming to the market every day.

Feel free to ask us any specifics about the area, we are locals after all.