FESTIVAL NEWS: Long Division Returns For 7th Year

DIY Festival Long Division returns for it's 7th year, with dates confirmed as June 9th-11th June 2017 and weekend advance tickets now on sale.


The festival has an enviable history of performers, including The Cribs, British Sea Power, The Fall, Ghostpoet, The Wedding Present, Pulled Apart By Horses and Fat White Family yet is firmly dedicated to supporting grassroots performers, especially in the local area.

Artists can now apply to play through Long Division’s partner Music Glue.

As in previous years, the festival will take place in the heart of Wakefield City Centre with venues minutes, if not seconds apart. The venues – a mix of old and new – will be revealed over the coming months.

The advance weekend tickets have been released for just £35. This gives access to all three days of the show, namely:

Friday June 9th

Dropping it’s traditional ‘Opening Night Band’ show, Long Division has instead teamed up with ‘Chinwag’ to bring two very special guests for a one-off ‘Audience with…’ evening. Those guests will be revealed shortly.

Chinwag events support the Leeds based registered charity MAP (Music and Arts Production) which offers arts and music courses to young people who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.

Saturday June 10th

Saturday will return much as it ever was: great bands in great spaces with that undefinably Long Division charm. This year will see the use of new Arts spaces, off the back of the success of the use of Neon Workshops and The Art House.

Long Division is also teaming up with its favourite bars and restaurants to offer additional perks to any wristband holder. So not will Long Division be a feast for the ears, it will also be able to show off the best of what Wakefield has to offer to taste-buds too.

Sunday June 11th

Long Division will once again host a Live Album recording. Band and Venue to be announced. Last year’s Post War Glamour Girl recording will take some topping, but have faith…

Festival Director Dean Freeman says: “Long Division was created in 2011 and has existed through some very uncertain times. Perhaps because of that, it is constantly changing and evolving. We can never keep still.

So for 2017 I’m excited about the prospect of working with some really interesting and new Arts / Co-op focused venues, about teaming up with local bars and restaurants and showing that Wakefield has a great night life when you look in the right places. And I’m excited – of course – about creating a brilliant line-up that’ll make those hardcore Long Divisioners happy, whilst attracting a whole bunch of new people too. I can’t wait to start announcing what we’ve got in store…”


Website: http://longdivisionfestival.co.uk/
Tickets: https://www.musicglue.com/long-division-2017/tickets/
Band Submissions https://www.musicglue.com/long-division-2017/apply-to-play/
Official Film Of 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WquhlsS8o00
Previous Performers http://longdivisionfestival.co.uk/about/history

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