Visitor Information

For quick information, go to our FAQ page.

Wakefield is an incredibly convenient place to visit. Only 12 minutes from Leeds and 2 hours from London on the train, it is also right on the crossroads of the M1 and M62. Throw in some very affordable hotels, generally cheaper pints and a city centre with 14 venues mere minutes apart and it becomes clear why Long Division Festival has a reputation of excellent value. 

Getting Here

Train: Wakefield has two train stations. Wakefield Westgate is in the heart of the city and minutes from most of our venues. Wakefield Kirkgate is a ten minute walk to the south of the city. 

Bus: Wakefield Bus Station is a literal stones throw from our Main Stage and box office this year. National Express coaches also operate out of here. 

By Car: Although we encourage the use of public transport, Wakefield is served well by it’s roads. Car Park info is available here. Or why not sign up on GoCarShare as a driver or passenger?

By Plane: Our nearest airports are Leeds Bradford – 40 minute drive, Doncaster / Sheffield (Robin Hood) – 50 minute drive and Manchester Airport is only an hours drive.

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Tickets

The Main Day Of The Festival takes place on Saturday September 25th, with various standalone events on the Friday and Sunday. For the main day you will swap your ticket at the wristband exchange for a wristband. This will then give you access to all venues.

Alongside regular tickets, there are group discountsand U18 tickets for just £1. All are available through See Tickets and Wah Wah Records (Wakefield), Jumbo and Crash Records (Leeds).

On the Saturday, you swap your ticket for a wristband, which gives access to all venues – easy! Be aware that some venues will reach capacity, so always get down early for bands you really want to see. 

Wristband Exchange

The Wristband Exchange will be in the “Food Hall”, next to WX which is the former Market Hall. It is directly next to the Bus Station. Search for “WX Wakefield” on Google Maps. It is on Union Street, WF1.

Venues

Long Division Festival is well known for it’s mix of classic music venues and quirky, hidden spaces. This year is no different. Our Saturday venues are WX (former Market Hall), Mechanics Theatre, Wakefield Town Hall, Westgate Chapel, Vortex, Velvet, The Establishment, The Hop and Jolly Boys.

As ever, they are all incredibly conveniently placed in the heart of the city, not only close to one another but plenty of restaurants, hotels and public transport links. Start your day at the Wristband Exchange and go from there.

Accessiblity

All venues are accessible for wheelchair users with the exception of Velvet. Mechanics Theatre and Wakefield Town Hall require use of a lift. Wakefield Town Hall includes a seated balcony and Westgate Chapel is completely seated.

Showtimes

A full timetable for the Saturday is now available here. You can download and print your own copy. There will also be a copy in the free programme at the event.

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Families

Tickets for U18s are available for just £1.  The majority of venues are accessible to all ages. See Venue page for specific details.

The Saturday and Sunday will both feature a range of fun and free family activities suitable for younger families across the daylight hours. These will take place in the “Food Hall”, directly next to the main WX stage.

Covid 19 Guidance

Our guidance for festival goers can be found here.