History

Long Division Festival was created in 2011 by Rhubarb Bomb fanzine, after Festival Director Dean Freeman cashed in his NHS pension to fund the project. Partnering with Ossett Brewery for the first two years, the idea was to create a festival that celebrated the vast local talent and drew touring acts that seldom visited Wakefield.

Did it bother us that there were no venues over 150 capacity, or that the regional and national press routinely ignored Wakefield and it’s artists? Not really. We held shows in Wild West themed Nightclubs, abandoned libraries and other corners of the city rarely used for live music. We made the press stand up and take notice by drawing artists who would never have otherwise come to Wakefield like British Sea Power, Ghostpoet, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Emmy The Great, The Vaselines and so many more.

The festival now takes place across the entirety of the city centre and has expanded beyond its initial remit of predominantly Indie Music.

Long Division is now run by Long Division CIC and commits its profits to supporting creative and innovative work both within the context of the annual festival and outside, through other partnerships and projects.

 

List of performers 2011-16

A

@.ac

ABC Club

Above Them

Above Us The Waves

Adore // Repel

Advances In Mathematics

Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells

The Ainsley Band

Ali Bullivent

Alicia Wallace

Allo Darlin

Allusondrugs

Alpha Shallows

Art Brut

Ash

Aztec Doll

 

B

The Bambinos

Barron

Barry Hyde

Beans On Toast

Bearfoot Beware

Bedford Falls

Being 747

Bi-Lingual

Big Love

Billy Bragg

The Birthday Kiss

bis

Black Orchid

Blacklisters

Bleech

The Bleeding Obvious

Boxed In

The Boxing

Boxing Klub

British Sea Power

Broads

The Brownhound James Band

Blood Oranges

Brix & The Extricated

Buen Chico

Buffallo Skinners

The Burning Hell

Buzzkill

 

C

Cactus Knife

CAPA

Cape Cub

Casee Wilson

Casual Sex

Cattle & Cane

Chanel Yates

Charlie Padfield

Charlotte Hatherley

China Shop Bull

Chloe Juliette Beswick

Clandestines

Climbing Alice

Clown

Cold Summer

Colour Of Spring

The Coopers

Cowtown

Crake

The Cribs

Crowds

Crushed Beaks

CryBabyCry

Cud

 

D

Dan Michealson

Dancing Years

Dark Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Darwin Deez

David Hick

De Rosa

Dead Flowers

Dead Party Scene

Dead Sons

Deadbox Radio

Deadset Dream

Deadwall

The Dim

Dinosaur Pileup

Dirty Twister

The Do’s

Don Mercy

Drahla

Dutch Uncles

Dylan Cartlidge

 

E

Eagulls

Ed Tudor Pole

Elks

Emily Jane

Emma Pollock

Emmy The Great

Engine

Esme Bridie

Evans The Death

Evil Blizzard

The Exhibition

 

F

The Fall

Fanzine

Fat White Family

Fear Of Men

Fever Dream

Field Music

Fighting Caravans

The Finnlys

Finno

The Fire Harvest

Fizzy Blood

Fleckt Pets

Floodhounds

Flowers

Follow The Lion

Fonda 500

Forever Cult

Fourth Time Believer

Framing Witches

Francois & The Atlas Mountains

Frankie & The Heartstrings

Freschard

Fur Blend

Future Of The Left

 

G

Galaxians

Gang Of Four

Gemma Baker

Genevieve Walsh

Gentlemans Pistols

Ghostpoet

Glass Caves

Glass Mountain

The Golden Age Of TV

The Grand

Gruff Rhys

Gunnarson

Guy North

 

H

Habberdash

Hands Of Gretel

Happy Daggers

The Harriets

Harry George Johns

Hatcham Social

Heartships

Heather Coulton

Heavy Sons

Henry Bateman

Her Name Is Calla

High Hazels

The History Of Apple Pie

Holy Mountain

The Homesteads

Hookworms

The Horn The Hunt

Hot Soles

The Hounds Below

Howard Marks

Humanfly

The Hurriers

The Hyde

Hyde & Beast

 

I

I Like Trains

I Set The Sea On Fire

Imp

Incredible Magpie Band

Islet

 

J

Jack Winn

Jaded Eyes

James Coley

Jamie Lockhart

jamiesaysmile

Jasmine Kennedy

Jeffrey Lewis

Jellyskin

JJ Swimsuit

Joel R L Phelps

John Welding

Johnny Foreigner

Jonnythefirth

Josie Long

Juffage

Just Handshakes (We’re British)

 

K

Kagoule

Kate Jackson Band

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

Keel Her

Kermes

Kid Canaveral

Kieren King

King Creosote

Kingsley Chapman & The Murder

Kirsty White

Kleine Schweine

Knuckle

 

L

The Lake Poets

Laminate Pet Animal

Laura Kelly

Laura Taylor

Let’s Wrestle

Lewis Armitage

Life

The Longcut

Los Campesinos!

Louie James

Louise Distras

Loux

The Lovely Eggs

Loz Campbell

 

M

The Magic Of The Beatles

Maggie8

The Magic Droids Band

Malcolm Middleton

Mamilah

Mammal Club

Mammoth Penguins

Man Made

Maple Drive

Mark Ratcliffe

Mark Ruston & The High Club

Marnie

Matadors

Matt Abbott

Mark Wynn

The Mavis Seed

Maya Kally

Mazes

Melody Clarke

The Membranes

Menace Beach

The Merry West Colective

Mi Mye

Michael Ainsley

Micky P Kerr

Middleman

Miggy Angel

Milk Crimes

Milloy

Molars

Monoking

Moody Gowns

Morain

My Sad Captains

 

N

Nadine Carina

Napolleon IIIrd

NARCS

The Neat

Neil McSweeney

Nicholas Vuahgan

Nine Black Alps

No Fixed Identity

 

O

O Captain

O’Messy Life

Olympic Swimmers

One Day, After School…

 

P

Patrick McCallion

Patterns

The Passing Fancy

Paul Dale Vickers

Peaness

Penguin

Pictish Trail

Piles Of Clothes

Pip Mountjoy

Piskie Sits

Polo

Post War Glamour Girls

Prince Omari

Protectors

Pulled Apart By Horses

Pylon

 

Q

Queen’s English

 

R

Radstewart

Radidas

Raevennan Husbandes

Ralph Dartford & Mystery Guest

Randolph’s Leap

The Reacharounds

Red Riding Quartet

Ric Neale

Richard Daniels

Richard Wheater

Rival Bones

RM Hubbert

Robin Ince

Roddy Woomble

The Rolling Down Hills

Rose Condo

Rose & The Howling North

Rozi Plain

Ruby Macintosh

Runaround Kids

Ryan Spendlove

 

S

Salvage My Dream

Sam Airey

Sam Forrest

Samh

Samra

Samuel S Parkes

The Scaremongers

Scott Wainwright

Seazoo

Secret Society

Serious Sam Barratt

Sharena Lee Satti

Shatner’s Bassoon

Shout! Sister Shout!

Shrag

Silver Wilson

Simon Armitage

Simon Widdop

Skint & Demoralised

Sky Larkin

Slow Club

Sophie Warsley

Sons Of Great Men

Soulmates Never Die

Spectrals

The Spills

Spirit Of John

St Gregory Orange

Stalking Horse

Standard Fare

Stanley Brinks

The State Of Georgia

Stop Drop Robot

Strickland

Suliven

Summer Camp

The Sunbeams

The Surfing Magazines

Sux Blood

Sweet Baboo

 

T

Team Picture

That Fucking Tank

Theo Verney

Then Thickens

These Men

This Is The Kit

This Many Boyfriends

Thomas Ragsdale

Thomas & The Empty Orchestra

Thomas Wilby Gang

Three Sheets T’Wind

The Tidy Wives

Tiny Planets

Tom Lawton

Tom Williams

Too Many T’s

Toria Garbutt

Toy

The Tracks

Treason Kings

Treecreeper

Tuff Love

Twenty Eighth Club

The Twilight Sad

Two Man Cuppy

 

U

V

The Vaselines

VerseChorusVerse

Vinyl Party

 

W

The Wave Pictures

We Got Rocket

The Wedding Present

Wet Nuns

Whales In Cubicles

White Town

The Witch Hunt

Will Straton

The Wind Up Birds

Wires

Withered Hand

Wiyaala

Womps

Wot Gorilla

 

X

Y

Yard Wars

Yawning Dog

YOI

Young British Artists

 

Z

Zozo