Virginia Wing

Night time tickets on sale now

For the third edition of the Sea Change Festival, a new "Offshore" site has been created in the Dartington grounds. Special night time only tickets are on sale now that give access to the space on either night to see internationally acclaimed bands in a stunning setting. 

Surfing Magazines, a new garage-rock group consisting of two-thirds of The Wave Pictures and one half of Slow Club. The iconic Andrew Weatherall, producer, remixer and often cited as one of the World's finest DJs. A specially commissioned extraordinary live headline collaboration between acclaimed Japanese noise band Bo Ningen and the legendary former CAN vocalist Damo Suzuki.

Manchester-based pop band Virginia Wing whose new 'Ecstatic Arrow' LP was in the Guardian's best 2018 albums so far. A major coup for the festival with five-piece psychedelic rock band Hookworms playing live. Electronic producer James Holden and The Animal Spirits fusing electronics and spiritual jazz and Erased Tapes' hugely talented producer Rival Consoles completing the night that will have full visual support throughout. 

The Offshore site will also host the pop-up Summersisle Restaurant helmed by Riverford Field Kitchen Head Chef Patrick Hanna and a beautifully curated selection of concept bars.

Tickets are on sale now for £25 per person (excluding online booking fee) per night on the SeeTickets and Sea Change websites, also in person at Drift Records in Totnes. The Offshore site is open on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August 2018 between 5pm and 1am. 

Amy Bere, who leads the arts at Dartington, says: ‘We’re really excited to be able to support this flourishing festival alongside our programme of live arts and the world renowned Dartington International Summer School & Festival. Sea Change’s vision and creative values very much align our own commitment to musical excellence and creative curiosity.’

Virginia Wing: the Manchester pop duo fighting the 'indie edgelord' sexists

Faced with ranks of leering male fans on tour with Hookworms, Alice Merida Richards and Sam Pillay – creators of one of the albums of the year – played in front of an ‘end rape culture’ sign.

Absolutely superb interview with Virginia Wing and Laura Snapes in the Guardian this week. They have made one of the years finest LPs no doubt and they are people we want to hear a great deal more from; interesting, kind, aware and very switched on.

ead in full here;

rhythmic dream pop with a bite
— The Guardian

Read Ben Beaumont-Thomas' ★★★★ review of Ecstatic Arrow here.