About Sea Change

Sea Change Festival is split between the lush green fields of The Dartington Hall Estate, and the buzzing market town of nearby Totnes, a town built on the banks of the River Dart as it makes its way from source on the high moors down to the stunning coastline of the South Hams.

Trains

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.nationalrail.co.uk

 

The Dartington Site 

The Totnes Site

Camping

Sea Change Festival camping is on the Dartington Hall Estate, tickets are purchased directly from them, and not included in the weekend ticket price.

The campsite and festival are in a stunning green field location, with views stretching out to Dartmoor and across the South Hams.

 

+ Showers and toilets are all provided on site.
+ Water Taps available on site.
+ To preserve the land we are not allowed to have fires.
+ No Dogs allowed on site, sorry.

+ £30 per person
(for as many nights as you like during the festival)
+ Includes parking.
+ Under 16: £15.00
+ Under 5: Free

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of campervan places are available - please contact the box office directly to book these by phoning 01803 847070.

The prices are the same as camping, but please be aware there are no electrical hook ups available.

Please see full details on the Camp Dartington website.

Parking

Parking at the main site in Dartington is free for ALL ticket holders.

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.

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.


Your Weekend

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.

The Site

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

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 (whilst they last), but they are unable to offer wristband exchange UNLESS, you purchased your physical ticket from them.

The festival site is open from 11am on Friday for collection.

Queuing

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.  

Shuttle Bus

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.

Friday & Saturday
10am - 12pm
5pm - 7pm
11pm - 1am

Sunday
11am - 1pm
5pm - 7pm


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.

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.

Alcohol

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).

Rubbish

We are committed to having the lowest possible impact on the area, the buildings and on the environment. In fact, we have committed on zero to landfill in 2019.

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.

Eating

The Offshore site will have a wonderful range of food operators trading all day. We will post some features online in the lead up to the event.

In Totnes on both Friday and Saturday there will be markets during the day time in the market square. We have two fish & chip shops - the Albatross, next door to Drift, and the Silver Grill at the very foot of Fore Street. Opposite Drift is Cafe Mumbai, who are really superb. Elsewhere there is the brilliant Pie Street, Jano the Mediterranean deli outside St Mary’s Church, and Ben’s Tapas opposite the Barrel House. Seeds 2 make fantastic salads and are right next to the market, a few doors down is Rumour the wine bar and the Brioche Cafe across the road make a pretty revitalising breakfast. Willow the vegetarian restaurant is back up the hill towards Drift and right back at the foot of the hill you have the Waterside Bistro, the Curator Cafe & Kitchen, Flour & Rice and Mon Oncle Jean. Plenty of opportunities for coffee up and down the high street, and Delphini's Gelato is very highly recommended. 

Totnes Cinema

For the third year running, we’re delighted to be working with the Totnes Cinema on a special programme alongside their evening schedules. The daytime offering is free entry to all festival attendees, and they have a well-stocked bar. Make sure to check out this beautifully restored building and find a few moments of calm. 

Soundart Radio

Our friends and neighbours Soundart Radio will be broadcasting special festival content all week online and on 102.5fm

www.soundartradio.org.uk
@soundartradio

Trains

The train station is a five-minute walk from the centre of Totnes town and is indicated (with a best route) on the maps.

Dogs

Sorry, Sea Change is unable to welcome dogs to any of the Dartington spaces.

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


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 all new for 2019 we have introduced a new super cheap Young Person ticket. None of the venues for 2019 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 priced £30 per person and can be booked directly via the Dartington website.

+ Book 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.