At Sea Change, your wristband gets you into all of the events, but we do not cover accommodation. We chose this set up a few years back as so many of you want to do different things and that is an exciting and rare opportunity at a festival. Full information about your options if you scroll down.
Sea Change 2019 is based in both Totnes and Dartington. There will be maps and full timetables on this website and in our magazine to guide you. The Totnes venues are the St Mary’s Church, the Barrel House with events also running at Drift and the Totnes Cinema. The Offshore stages are one mile up the road in Dartington on the stunning Dartington Hall Trust estate and we will also be programming High Cross House, the Foxhole Gym and The Great Hall in 2019.
Box Office / Wristband Exchange
We will post full locations and hours for the wristband exchange points in the lead up to the festival, but the Box Office will be part of the Dartington site. The Drift Record Shop are selling tickets during their normal opening hours. You can buy them online here.
Some of the individual gigs could be over-subscribed. We have tried to carefully schedule the events to spread you all out evenly, and with a few rare exceptions, in the last three years we have avoided any major bottlenecks. We have learned from previous years and spent a lot of time trying to make sure you all have the best possible time. Some of these artists are playing more intimate shows than they have in ages or perhaps ever will again, which is part of the attraction, so it can be crowded. If you have come especially to see one artist, then get there early. You will get to see who you want to, just plan ahead.
The Dartington stages are sufficiently big (enough) for everyone to see everyone... there will be no clashes or queues.
Moving Between Sites
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.
Bob The Bus is a series of yellow buses. They will be running free shuttle services between Offshore at 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 three 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.
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.
All of the venues are licensed premises and will be selling alcohol for your enjoyment… yes, even the church. 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. Offshore in Dartington is strictly no glass on site (think of the cows).