Sea Change is this weekend…

It’s the third year…

for Drift Records’ amazingly successful Sea Change Festival bringing nationally acclaimed bands to town for a weekend of musical excess.

Big Label – Big Names!

This year the event coincides with the 40th anniversary of Mute records, the label that championed avant-garde synth pop to the British charts in the 1980’s with bands like Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. The roster of artists have inevitably widened over the years and now includes retrospectives with the likes of Can and A Certain Ratio, whilst continuing with high profile, big-selling artists such as Goldfrapp and Moby.

Mute have chosen to kick off their celebrations with the Sea Change festival and have rostered several events including Josh T. Pearson, Chris Carter, Daniel Blumberg, Can’s Damo Suzuki and Lost Under Heaven.

There will also be several talks from high profile musicians including Cosey Fanni Tutti, formerly of The Normal’s industrial/synth contemporaries Throbbing Gristle, in conversation at the festival with music journalist Emma Warren.

There will be talks from Billy Bragg, Shirley Collins and Rob Young presents ‘All Gates open: The Story of Can’ from Rough Trade Books.



All of this will be occurring around the town in multiple locations during the Friday 24th and Saturday 25th alongside some free fringe events that can be found on our music events page.

There are a very limited number of tickets available with varying levels of access. You can get them here. You’re going to need to be quick though!

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