Venues

There are 9 venues involved in Long Division this year. Below is a map of the city, followed by a quick guide, and then more information on individual venues. 

Quick Guide:

WX (former Market Hall) – Search “WX Wakeifeld”. On Union Street. Entrance opposite Bus Station

Mechanics Theatre – Search venue name. On Wood Street.

Wakefield Town Hall – Search venue name. On Wood Street.

Vortex – Search Vortex Bar and Nightclub. On King Street. 18+

Velvet – Search Velvet Bar. On Market Street.

Westgate Chapel – Search Wakefield Westgate Unitarian Chapel. Enter from Westgate NOT Back Lane or Mulberry Way.

The Establishment – Search The Establishment Wakefield. Entrance on Bank Street. 18+. Free Entry

The Hop – Search The Hop Wakefield. On Bank Street. Free Entry.

Jolly Boys – Search The Jolly Boys Brewery. On Cross Street. Free Entry

WX (former Market Hall)

Previously hosted the huge Museum Of The Moon event in 2019, which featured a vast sell-out show from Public Service Broadcasting. Next door is the old Food Hall, which will house our Wristband Exchange and free family workshops. In use on Saturday and Sunday.

Capacity: 800

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: No

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: Magic Rock Brewery

Artists: The Futureheads / Glasvegas / Lanterns On The Lake / Brix & The Extricated / CUD / Hands Off Gretel / Galaxians / The Golden Age Of TV

Mechanics Theatre (presented by Tileyard North)

Stunningly grand venue, complete with ballroom style staircase. Magic Rock will run a pop-up bar.

Capacity: 120

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: No

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, via a lift

Bar: Magic Rock Brewery

Artists: Low Hummer / bdrmm / The Lounge Society / Georgia Meek / Knuckle / Home Counties / In The Morning Lights / Mayshe Mayshe

Wakefield Town Hall

The grand Kingswood Suite will open it’s doors in the evening – there aren’t many festivals you can enjoy whilst stood on a plush carpet, so here’s your chance!

Capacity: 210

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: No

Standing / Seating: 150 Standing + 60 seated balcony

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, via a lift

Bar: Yes

Artists: Crake / Peggy Sue / She Drew The Gun / The Lovely Eggs

Vortex (presented by Yorkshire Music Forum)

A long standing home to live music in Wakefield (maybe you knew it as Players or The Snooty Fox), Vortex is the recently opened new addition to our venue roster.

Capacity: 100

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: 18+ only

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: Yes

Artists: Mush / Treeboy & Arc / Weekend Recovery / Reardon Love / Sunflower Thieves / August Charles / La Rissa / PRIESTGATE / Rumbi Tauro

Velvet

Art Deco stylings and a central cocktail bar. Whilst here, also check out sister venue Now Serving next door.

Capacity: 150

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: 18+ 19:00 onwards

Standing / Seating: Standing with some seating

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Bar: Yes

Artists: Adore//Repel / Cowgirl / The State Of Georgia / Bunkerpop / Lemon Drink / Carpet / Mt Misery / The Windup Birds / Hannah Willwood

Westgate Chapel

Beautiful Unitarian chapel. Fully pewed with a huge organ. If you ask nicely between bands the staff might show you the catacombs underneath.

Capacity: 150

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: No

Standing / Seating: Fully seated

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: No

Artists: Roddy Woomble / Beans on Toast / Katie Spencer / JJ Swimsuit / Luximon / Jodie Nicholson / The Bleeding Obvious

The Establishment

The cosy home of promoter Bodys regular monthly gigs – pizza by the slice available next door.

Capacity: 80

Ticket Required: No

Age Restriction: 18+ only

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: Yes

Artists: Big Joanie / Too Many T’s / Venus Grrrls / ODAS / Langkamer / Macroscope

The Hop

A small gig space, but with a generous courtyard attached, one of the city’s best suntraps.

Capacity: 80 + outside space

Ticket Required: No

Standing / Seating: Standing

Age Restriction: U18s accompanied by adult

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: Yes

Artists: Terror Cult / Dear Friends / Brontes / Spacey Basement Cult / The Last Programme / Lords Of Power / The Pearl Foxes / Often The Case / Wasted Hours

Jolly Boys

Long time friends of the festival, the Jolly Boys welcome you for good times, good beer and great music.

Capacity: 60

Ticket Required: No

Age Restriction: U18s accompanied by adult

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: Yes

Artists: Dan Greaves / Ben Robinson / Hearts At War / Emily Parish / Chloe Juliette Beswick / Brad Jack / Charlie Padfield