First acts announced for Wakefield’s Long Division festival

By January 12, 2016

Music. Leeds.

47fd05df-eca0-4e97-8302-967fbe81950dTaking place across multiple venues in Wakefield City Centre, Long Division Festival is set to return in 2016 for its 6th year after a very successful and supportive crowdfunding campaign. The festival will take place over the weekend of the 10th-12th June and is set to involve lots of exciting new and established artists. The festival is known for being dedicated to supporting emerging artists, and provides an all too crucial platform for new bands to perform alongside more well known, DIY influenced acts.

Previous performers include The Cribs, British Sea Power, Ghostpoet, Ash, The Fall, The Wedding Present, Gruff Rhys, Art Brut, Pulled Apart By Horses, Fat White Family, The Vaselines, Los Campesinos! and Jeffrey Lewis.

The Long Division team are going to be announcing their plans for the line up over the next month, and there are lots of exciting partnerships and collaborations in the pipeline. The announcements will culminate in a huge launch party on February 12th over at Unity Works, Wakefield.

The first two acts have been announced this week, and they both embody the DIY culture at the heart of Long Division Festival’s ethos. Los Campesinos! are returning to Wakefield as they celebrate their tenth year together. They are accompanied on the line up by recently reformed Glaswegian band BIS’ Joyous, who have just released their first new album after 13 years, making it a perfect time to visit!

Bands can apply to play at Long Division online – just check out the artist submission section on the festival website. Tickets are now on sale at £25 for over 21s, £15 for 18-21 year olds and £10 for 16 and 17 year olds. Great value for a brilliant and accessible music festival right in the heart of Yorkshire.