There's a lot happening in Totnes this May
Sea Change have already announced a 2020 lineup that features Shirley Collins, Porridge Radio, Dry Cleaning, Squid, Tim Burgess and Field Music, which is why their early bird tickets sold out instantly.
Today, the festival thrown by Totnes independent record store Drift has announced a load more artists (recording and otherwise) for the fifth edition, including Aldous Harding as a headlining act, the returning Powys trio Islet and drum and cello post-punk band Pozi.
Away from the music, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will be doing… something – it’s just that no one knows exactly what right now.
Rough Trade Books will be in residence all weekend, hosting talks with online artist Cold War Steve, Jonny Banger, 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, Sauna Youth members Jen Calleja and Richard Phoenix, and others. While 4AD will celebrate 40 years at the festival, with a lineup announced shortly.
A group of artists including Crass’s Penny Rimbaud will also pick up the vision of John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s 1973 project Nutopia – a conceptual country that symbolised a move towards a better place. Journey To Nutopia will materialise at both High Cross House and Dartington’s atmospheric Gymnasium, with a program of talks, spoken word and visual art, fitting in with the festival’s motto of “Let Us Face The Future”: a pledge for the importance of the arts and creativity.
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