Long Division Festival

Wakefield has established itself as an under the radar cultural hub and is home to one of the best independent arts festivals in Europe

Under The Radar

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

Q Magazine

One of the best boutique festivals in the region.

Yorkshire Evening Post

A glorious celebration of everything that is great about musical independence and DIY Culture.

God Is In The TV

Long Division is energising teenagers into teenagers into careers in the creative industries

The Guardian (“Wakefield fights austerity with Art”)

Long Division Festival is an award winning metropolitan festival that places the best emerging grassroots artists alongside legends of Indie and DIY. Previous headliners include The Cribs, We Are Scientists, Billy Bragg, British Sea Power, The Fall, Asian Dub Foundation, Field Music, The Wedding Present, Peter Hook & The Light, Ash, and Gang Of Four.

The landmark 10th Long Division Festival is not able to take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 virus. The next Long Division Festival will take place on June 3rd – 6th 2021 with the main day on Saturday June 5th featuring some of our 2020 lineup, including:

The Futureheads
The Lovely Eggs
Beardyman
She Drew The Gun
Brix & The Extricated
Roddy Woomble
Beans On Toast
Lanterns On The Lake
Peggy Sue
Allusinlove
Too Many T’s
Big Joanie
Katie Spencer

Long Division Festival is about more than gigs in venues. We celebrate community and are dedicated to supporting the vibrant grassroots in Wakefield and beyond. We will continue to do this as the Covid-19 situation develops.

Long Division is supported by Arts Council England, Wakefield Council, Wakefield BID, Backstage Academy, Magic Rock Brewery, Yorkshire Music Forum, Leeds College of Music, Wakefield College and Unison.