Long Division festival has announced the next wave of artists for this year’s event. Wakefield’s award-winning music and culture festival takes place Saturday 11th June, with additional activity taking place across the weekend.

Artists at the forefront of this latest announcement include Scottish indie pioneer Pictish Trail who will be debuting songs from his recently released record ‘Island Family’, joining Pictish Trail is  London-based post-punk trio Deep Tan who bring their exhilarating live show to Wakefield  along with a return from Hull risers  Low Hummer, the LD crowd favourites from last year’s event arriving fresh from a triumphant debut in America at SXSW in Austin.

They join an impressive initial wave of previously announced acts, including Sea Power, Field Music, The Howl & The Hum, LIFE, W.H. Lung, LYR, The Clockworks and more.

Also announced today are the much-hyped experimental London rock band Modern Woman, the beautiful alt-folk of Scotland’s Rachel Sermanni,  fast-rising local indie-pop talent Bored At My Grandmas House, and the in-demand doom-pop of Denmark-born Rebecca Lou performing material from last year’s standout album ‘Heavy Metal Feelings’.

As ever, Long Division remains dedicated to platforming artists from the wider region and the 2022 edition of the festival is no exception. Joining this year are local Leeds favourites Van Houten, Sunflower Thieves and Fuzz Lightyear, Middlesbrough’s Komparrison, multi-instrumentalist Dilettante, and Wakefield’s own Terror Cult and Dan Greaves, along with many other emerging acts from the area.

In addition, Long Division are proud to announce partnerships with Tileyard North and Leeds Conservatoire for this year’s event. Ahead of the opening of their ambitious new creative community development in Wakefield, Tileyard North will have a presence at the festival that includes their own stage featuring Tileyard artist Veira. Leading UK music college Leeds Conservatoire will be working closely with the festival on a number of exciting initiatives and will be giving Conservatoire artists that include Mia Jade, The Sunkissed Child and Little Planets the opportunity to perform on Saturday 11th June.

The festival will also be collaborating with BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, who will be hosting a stage at Long Division 2022. Co-curated by the team at BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, the stage will feature a headline performance from  Bored At My Grandma’s House, alongside sets from Van Houten, Prima Queen, DEADLETTER, Mi Mye and more.

Long Division have also announced their annual opening night will be a very special In Conversation event with Poet Laureate and West Yorkshire’s own Simon Armitage. Ahead of his appearance with LYR on the Saturday, Armitage will be appearing at Wakefield Town Hall to discuss his iconic career as well as reading select works.

The long running music & cultural event have also announced a new sustainability initiative as the team considers the environmental impact of the festival. From this year, 5% of all ticket sales will be ring-fenced into a pot with these funds used to both reduce and off-set Long Division’s impact with more details to be announced soon.

Tickets for Long Division 2022 are on sale now

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