Wakefield’s Long Division Festival have announced more artists for this year’s event, due to take place on 25th September in venues across the city. Consisting mostly of artists who were originally scheduled to play the festival in 2020, the festival have today announced over 30+ new acts from around the UK who will now appear at the beloved Wakefield event.
Leading this announcement are Glasgow indie icons Glasvegas and critically acclaimed Welsh multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and author The Anchoress as well as Leeds-based art-rock trio Mush and Speedy Wunderground signed quartet The Lounge Society.
Also joining them in Wakefield this September are two on the rise Hull artists; shoegaze five-piece BDRMM and garage-rock six-piece Low Hummer, further supported by Leeds-based indie-folk duo Sunflower Thieves and many others including; Crake, Venus Grrrls, Hadda Be, Knuckle, Home Counties, Adore // Repel, Mt Doubt, Bunkerpop, Cowgirl, Mayshe Mayshe, ODAS and In The Morning Lights.
September’s festival will mark the 10th anniversary of Long Division, with its inaugural event held in June 2011 – a special anniversary that makes their return to in-person live events even more special to those lucky enough to get a ticket.
Long Division are pleased to confirm that the recently closed Warehouse 23 venue will be reopening under the new name of ‘Venue 23’. Venue 23 will continue to sit at the heart of Long Division and Wakefield’s independent music scene. The confirmation of the saving of Venue 23 accompanies the news of a brand new space for Long Division. Wakefield’s Old Market Hall, the festivals’ largest ever venue, will be used this year for the first time. LD 2021 is only the second time that the incredible space has been used for live music following Wakefield Council’s Festival of the Moon in 2019 which hosted Public Service Broadcasting and 1000 fans.
Long Division have also today announced a new partnership with Tileyard North ahead of the opening of their new site in Wakefield. A huge regeneration project for the region, Tileyard North is creating a vibrant destination for creative and collaborative partnerships that will encompass all of the inclusivity and creative empowerment that Tileyard have become known for at their groundbreaking Kings Cross site.
Having made the decision in early 2021 to move the festival to September, giving them the best chance of staging it in a safe manner, Long Division Festival organisers remain optimistic that the festival will go ahead as planned.