Features & Reviews

“Everyone has a story to tell, no matter who they are: Wakefield fights Austerity with Art.”

The Guardian (Feature)

“A vibrant event with a perfect balance of established acts and new up’n’coming artists.”

Q Magazine (print edition)

“Wakefield is a cultural hotbed of art and music and Long Division represents the five days where the city comes together to celebrate its achievements.”


“Wakefield has established itself as an under the radar cultural hub and is home to one of the best independent arts festivals in Europe. Another near perfect Long Division festival, an event showing how small, independent festivals can (and should) be done.”

Under The Radar

“The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Wakefield Music Scene”

GigWise (Feature)

“Brilliantly organised by a team of very dedicated people. Fantastic venues with friendly, helpful staff. A huge variety of different musical genres. If you couldn’t find something you liked then you simply don’t like music.”


“Another incredible day’s music courtesy of Long Division, an ideal multi-venue metropolitan festival for this day and age”

God Is In The TV Zine


“With the variation and integration between setting and art, the festival and it’s values couldn’t have been expressed as well anywhere but Wakefield.”

Gig Soup

“The fact is that, off the radar, Wakefield is now a buzzing hub of culture that hasn’t yet succumbed to the huge prices that usually accompany these transformations. With more pubs per square mile than anywhere else (and good ones at that) and an array of venues, with Long Division festival (now in its seventh year) the city has cultivated a vibrant celebration of the arts worth checking out.”

The National Student

“Bragg was a fitting headliner for an event which centres itself around community, a festival for which growth appears almost certain.”

Yorkshire Evening Post

“With Wakefield Cathedral as the star of the venues, plus lots of quirky and interesting bars, art spaces and even the Labour club, you couldn’t really ask for much more. Likewise with the lineup, a nice mix of bigger-name established acts and lesser known bands on the up, there is something for everyone. Wakefield feels like a city on the up, finally recovering from the decimation of the mining industry it was once so dependent on.  Long Division feels like a key piece of that renaissance by both bringing art to local people as well as bringing in much needed tourism.”

Live Music Reviews

“On returning, Long Division has done its organisers and the city of Wakefield proud.”

Whisperin & Hollerin

“Long Division is surely one of the best city festivals in the north.”

The Student Playlist

Plus One Magazine

Buzzcocks Fan