Become A Sponsor

Long Division Festival formed in 2011 with the aim to champion the wealth of local musical talent in the city. In late 2017, Long Division CIC was formed, a community organisation dedicated to delivering the festival and developing other cultural work. All profits from the business are put back into supporting and developing Wakefield’s artists and grassroots culture. 

Since 2011 it has booked over 700 performers, including Billy Bragg,The Cribs, The Fall, British Sea Power, We Are Scientists, The Wedding Present and Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and attracted over 20,000 visitors. It’s now an award winning event and the largest Music & Culture Festival in Wakefield. It’s impact on tourism and the economy is substantial:

  • The festival has both ticketed and free access elements, appealing to both national and local audiences. Over 50% of our ticket sales are to people outside Wakefield. 
  • We expect over 4000 people to attend in 2020. 
  • Ticket buyers on average spend £50 each, after the costs of tickets and travel to the city. 
  • The festival brings in approx £150,000 secondary spend each year. 
  • We in turn spend approx £50,000 on local venues, services and performers. 
Backstage Academy / BBC Introducing Stage 2019

Business Opportunities


Direct sponsorship of the festival is a fantastic way to support the local economy and the city’s culture, whilst also getting your message out to Long Division Festival attendees. Previous sponsors include Carlsberg, Jack Daniels, Ossett Brewery, Yorkshire Music Forum and Backstage Academy.

Yorkshire Music Forum Stage 2019

Business Package – £1000

  • Your logo on promotional materials and website.
  • VIP Ticket package for up to 8 people on June 6th allowing access to all events. 
  • A full page advert in the programme.

Business Package + – £2000
All the above +

  • Greater prominence on promotional materials and website.
  • Recognition of support through our socials.
  • VIP package for up to 16 people, also including merchandise goodie bags.
  • Free attendance at all launch / pre-events for up to 16 people.

Wristband Sponsor – £1000

  • Your logo on all our festival wristbands (worn by all attendees). This is only available to one organisation. 
  • 10 complimentary festival wristbands for June 6th, giving access to all events. 

T-Shirt Sponsor – £1000

  • Your logo on the official festival t-shirt. This is only available to one organisation.
  • A total of ten combined festival tickets and t-shirts. 

Stage Sponsor – £2500

  • Sole sponsor of one of our festival stages on June 6th, including naming of the stage on all promotional materials + your own branding on the stage itself. 
  • Your logo on promotional materials and website.
  • Recognition of support through our socials.
  • VIP Ticket package for up to 16 people on June 6th allowing access to all events. 
  • A full page advert in the programme.

We are very happy to discuss more bespoke packages to suit your needs. Please contact us on longdivisionfestival@gmail.com