Award-winning Wakefield festival Long Division is taking place for the final time this summer, with a soon to be announced host of artists lined up to send the long-running West Yorkshire institution out in style. The final edition of the annual music and culture festival will take place over the 9th – 11th June 2023, with Saturday 10th seeing the majority of Long Division’s musical offerings across multiple venues & spaces throughout the city.
Started in 2011 by the Rhubarb Bomb fanzine as a celebration of Wakefield’s DIY culture and grassroots creativity, Long Division has grown into a vital, year-round arts organisation and beloved annual festival. From their groundbreaking #YoungTeam education programme, arts mentoring schemes and school music sessions to the innovative Wakefield City PA project, Long Division has always aimed to develop and celebrate the city’s unique cultural prowess as inspired by the people who live, work and create there.
Like so many other events, the last few years have put increasing strain on Long Division despite successful post-lockdown returns in 2021 & 2022. Although it was a tough decision, the Long Division board have decided to go out on their own terms and alongside a new team thanks to support from YouthMusic, are planning to take Long Division back to its roots for a massive celebration this summer.
Looking both forwards and back for its line-up to select a group of exciting new artists, Long Division favourites and some dream headliners, LD’s 2023 lineup looks set to cement its legacy; a foundation for the future of culture and creativity in Wakefield and beyond.
Tickets for Long Division 2023 are on sale now
Long Division are operating a flexible ticket system this year with general sale available at £40. Reduced £30 tickets are available for those unable to cover the whole cost with no proof required and a third tier priced at £50 is available to help the festival cover the cost of the reduced ticket sales. Tickets for under-18’s are again priced at £1.