FAQs

Where exactly does Long Division Festival take place?

The festival takes place across Wakefield City Centre. All the venues are very close together – according to Google Maps our furthest two venues are a 6 minute walk apart. All the venues are all very close to Wakefield Westgate Train Station and Wakefield Bus Station. 

Is Long Division Festival over five days?

Yes. Wednesday – Friday will feature one-off performances, some free and some ticketed. Wednesday will tie in the Wakefield’s brilliant Artwalk. the Saturday is the BIG day, running from midday til midnight with around 100 performances, workshops, exhibitions and events. 

Is Wakefield easy to get to / is it a nice place?

Yes to both! Wakefield is ideally placed for a city centre festival, being a central point on the railway network and just 15 minutes on the train from Leeds. It is a relatively cheap place to stay over, go out and have a good time. There are lots of great restaurants and bars and plenty to see and do outside of Long Division. 

Wakefield doesn’t have O2 Academies and trendy venues. A Long Division experience is more akin to what gigs used to be like; personal, different, unique experiences among real music and culture fans. 

Can I go to Long Division Festival for free?

Yes! On every day of the festival there is something that is free to attend. On the Saturday and Sunday this includes some great live music and workshops, most of which are great for families with young children. Sign up for a free ticket to get discounts in local businesses over the weekend too.

When / where are the headliners performing on Saturday?

The timetable will be released shortly. However, we can confirm that Peter Hook & The Light, We Are Scientists and Asian Dub Foundation will all be playing at Warehouse 23 and will not clash. 

Is it guranteed I will see the bands I want to see?

Your ticket is swapped for a wristband at the start of the day. That wristband gains you access to all venues. However, when venues become full, we operate a one out, one in system. We always recommend getting down early for artists you really want to see. 

Is Long Division suitable for children / families?

Most of our stages in 2019 are suitable for families and there will be workshops and activities announced that will be specifically cater for them. We’re making a big effort to make as much of it as accessible as possible in 2019.

How can I apply to perform at Long Division?

Applications opened at the start of the year but have now closed. 

Are there age restrictions for the event?

For the multi-venue June 1st event, some venues may have their own age restrictions in place, whilst some may have age restrictions that begin half way through the festival. As the venues are revealed, each will have it’s own restrictions listed.

Individual events around the Saturday will have their own age restrictions advertised.

How else can I get involved in Long Division?

We can offer lots of different opportunities for people who want to learn more about the industry, or simply want to help the festival succeed. From managing venues, to helping with press and marketing, there are plenty of ways you can get involved. Drop us an email at longdivisionfestival@gmail.com for more information.

Is Wakefield easy to get to / is it a nice place?

Yes to both! Wakefield is ideally placed for a city centre festival, being a central point on the railway network and just 15 minutes on the train from Leeds. The railway station is right next to the venues we use. And Long Division works brilliantly in Wakefield. Our venues are minutes, sometimes seconds apart. And in 2019 we plan to work more with the bars, restaurants and cultural destinations within the city to offer a full experience of the best of what Wakefield has to offer.