Long Division is a city-centre festival in Wakefield, sporting an impressive musical lineup in addition to spoken word, exhibitions, family activities and more.
Although there are events happening on the Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the bulk of music activity happens on the Saturday.
At only £25 for a Saturday ticket, it represents excellent value for money, and provides a superb opportunity to discover what Wakefield has to offer. Book into a budget hotel for the night and you can have a great weekend away listening to great bands without breaking the bank or camping.
There are more than 20 venues taking part, and In addition to pubs, galleries and tea-rooms, Wakefield Cathedral, Warehouse 23, St Austin’s Theatre, Theatre Royal, and even Wakefield Town hall are being used.
I’ve yet to fully check out the emerging acts, but if the established acts are anything to go by then it should be stellar, with the likes of The Membranes (performing in Wakefield Cathedral with a full choir – worth the entry fee alone!), Cud, Lovely Eggs, Evil Blizzard, Billy Bragg, Charlotte Hatherley, Fizzy Blood, Marnie and King Creosote.
Long Division was founded in 2011 and is dedicated to promoting independent, creative and forward-thinking artists and creating engaging and unique new work. It is Wakefield’s largest festival of Music & Culture and has hosted artists including British Sea Power, The Cribs, The Fall, Ghostpoet, Ash, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Wedding Present, Robin Ince, Josie Long and Simon Armitage.
Long Division 2018 takes place Wed May 30th, Friday June 1st, Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd. The bulk of the music events are on Saturday June 2nd, more information here and get your tickets here.
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