We’re delighted to announce the next wave of artists for this year’s event. Wakefield’s award-winning music and culture festival takes place Saturday 11th June, with additional activity taking place across the weekend.
Artists at the forefront of this latest announcement include Scottish indie pioneer Pictish Trail who will be debuting songs from his recently released record ‘Island Family’. Joining Pictish Trail is London-based post-punk trio Deep Tan who bring their exhilarating live show to Wakefield along with a return from Hull risers Low Hummer, the LD crowd favourites from last year’s event arriving fresh from a triumphant debut in America at SXSW in Austin.
They join an initial wave of previously announced acts, including Sea Power, Field Music, The Howl & The Hum, LIFE, W.H. Lung, LYR, The Clockworks and more.
Also announced today are the much-hyped experimental London rock band Modern Woman, the beautiful alt-folk of Scotland’s Rachel Sermanni, fast-rising local indie-pop talent Bored At My Grandmas House, and the in-demand doom-pop of Denmark-born Rebecca Lou performing material from last year’s standout album ‘Heavy Metal Feelings’.
As ever, we remain dedicated to platforming artists from the wider region and the 2022 edition of the festival is no exception. Joining this year are local Leeds favourites Van Houten, Sunflower Thieves and Fuzz Lightyear, Middlesbrough’s Komparrison, multi-instrumentalist Dilettante, and Wakefield’s own Terror Cult and Dan Greaves, along with many other emerging acts from the area.
In addition, we are proud to announce partnerships with Tileyard North and Leeds Conservatoire for this year’s event. Ahead of the opening of their ambitious new creative community development in Wakefield, Tileyard North will have a presence at the festival that includes their own stage featuring Tileyard artist Veira. Leading UK music and performing arts conservatoire Leeds Conservatoire will be working closely with the festival on a number of exciting initiatives and will be giving Conservatoire artists that include Mia Jade, The Sunkissed Child and Little Planets the opportunity to perform on Saturday 11th June.
We’ll also be collaborating with BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, who will be hosting a stage at Long Division 2022. Co-curated by the team at BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire, the stage will feature a headline performance from Bored At My Grandma’s House, alongside sets from Van Houten, Prima Queen, DEADLETTER, Mi Mye and more.
Tickets are available now, so come join us in Wakefield this Summer!