‘A Triumph… the whole thing seemed like it had been designed by music fans for music fans’ Louder Than War
After the sellout success of Long Division 2011, Indie Fanzine ‘Rhubarb Bomb’ and leading Wakefield Music Venue ‘The Hop’ are proud to announce the return of the multi venue music festival in 2012. It will take place in Wakefield city centre, June 1st to 3rd.
2011’s event completely validated Long Division’s faith in its combination of national Indie cult heroes and Wakefield’s own vibrant music scene.
The all day event on Saturday June 2nd will take place across 9 venues including 2 stages at The Hop, Wakefield Theatre Royal, Wakefield Town Hall, a grade 2 listed Chapel, an Orangery and the thousand capacity Black Flag venue. The unique range of venues promises special, unique and, in some cases, very intimate gigs.
Around 70 bands will play on the Saturday. We have announced our first 30 or so, namely: The Vaselines, Art Brut, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Zoey Van Goey, My Sad Captains, GentlemansPistols, Let’s Wrestle, Dan Michaelson, Standard Fare, The Spills, This ManyBoyfriends, Runaround Kids, Hookworms, Sam Airey, Heart-ships, Middleman, Treecreeper, Post War Glamour Girls, Hannah Trigwell, Advances In Mathematics, Mi Mye, Louise Distras, St Gregory Orange, Crushed Beaks, Piskie Sits, KeelHer, Imp, Tiny Planets, Protectors, The Passing Fancy, The Do’s, The Fur Blend and The Tracks.
The feedback from 2011 was amazing; alongside massive improvements to Wakefield in general, including the opening of The Hepworth Gallery and Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Long Division really showed how Wakefield has become a great place to visit. Long Division is super convenient with all venues being within a five minute walk of one another, and the bus and train stations. Rhubarb Bomb and The Hop’s dedication to supporting local DIY influenced artists shone through with the friendly, inclusive and passionate atmosphere that characterised the weekend.
Limited Early Bird tickets for the Saturday are available for £13 from Crash Records and Jumbo Records (subject to booking fee) and in person at The Hop, Wakefield.
Special one-off events will take place on the Friday and Sunday, details to follow shortly.
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Long Division Team