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Chris Carter & More For Sea Change!
Luke Turner , April 20th, 2018 10:31

LOADS of ace other stuff too - join us for a steam train ride in Devon

We're already looking forward to spending this August Bank Holiday weekend down in the beautiful Devon town of Totnes, as we wander around streets packed with druids and green undertakers in quest for sets by some of our favourite artists. More details soon on who will be on The Quietus stage, but perhaps you can guess from some of the terrific new announcements made this morning. Chris Carter is going be bringing his modular rave chemistry set down to the West Country for the do, which happens on 24th and 25th August. Heading down with him will be Cosey Fanni Tutti, who will be discussing Art Sex Music as part of the talks programme, this year produced in association with Rough Trade Books, Mute and Faber Social. Also on at the talks programme will be Shirley Collins and David Keenan.

Back to the music and we're excited that Ex-Easter Island Head, Apostile and Raf Rundell are joining the bill, alongside a collaboration between the mighty Bo Ningen and Damo Suzuki. That's all in addition to the previously-announced Hookworms, Gwenno, Josh T Pearson, and a tonne more. Speaking of Can, Rob Young will be conducting an event around his new book All Gates Open: The Story Of Can.

Sea Change founder Rupert Morrison of the excellent Drift Record Shop says of the new additions: “This is some of the best news we’ve ever been able to share. Damo Suzuki is a hero to those of us that love Can and his partnership with Bo Ningen will be a gloriously noisy triumph. And the Jane Weaver and Sam Wiehl special will be a truly rare and memorable event. We are proud and a little stunned to be bringing all of this to Totnes. A Sea Change wristband will land you in the blissful position of being able to stroll down into town from Drift Records, pop into the Barrel House Ballroom for an intimate show from the likes of Sweet Baboo and Snapped Ankles, across to the Civic Hall to see Gwenno or Lost Horizons, step into the church to see a solo show from Josh T Pearson and then on to Dartington for a big night. Your toughest decisions will be whether to see Hookworms at our new big stage, drink a pint of locally brewed beer at the New Lion or eat at our Summersisle restaurant.”