Venues

There are 9 venues involved in Long Division this year. The longest possible walk between two venues is just 7 minutes. As you are in the city centre, there are lots of places to eat, drink, sleep and get public transport. Below is a map of the city, followed by a quick guide, and then more information on individual venues. 

Quick Guide:

Venue 23 – Search venue name. On Smyth Street

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+

The Counting House – Search venue name. On Westgate

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

Venue 23

Formally part of Long Division as Warehouse 23, the city’s largest venue returns under new ownership.

Capacity: 700

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: 14+

Standing / Seating: Standing

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bar: In House

Artists: Sea Power / Field Music / The Howl & The Hum / LIFE / Pictish Trail / The Clockworks / Low Hummer / Rebecca Lou

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: TBA

Artists: Little Planets / Pit Pony / Shelf Lives / Deep Tan / MEMES / Veira / Ä ENN / Honeyglaze / Modern Woman / Fiat Lux

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: In House

Artists: W.H. Lung / LYR / Haiku Salut / ODAS

Vortex

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: Fuzz Lightyear / Straight Girl / Mollie Coddled / Mi Mye / Blue Bendy / DEADLETTER / Prima Queen / Bored At My Grandmas House / Van Houten

The Counting House

At the very centre of the festival map, with a lineup curated by Come Play With Me, Higher Rhythm and Music: Leeds

Capacity: 120

Ticket Required: Yes

Age Restriction: 18+ 19:00 onwards

Standing / Seating: Standing with some seating

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Bar: Yes

Artists: Imogen Hart / The Strangerz / Pleasure Centre / Hang Linton / Ava In The Dark / Household Dogs / Josephine Sillars / Yusuf Yellow / Downtown Kayoto / Team Picture

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: TBA

Artists: Dilettante / Laura Kindelan / RUBY / Sunflower Thieves / Rachel Sermanni / Chloe Foy

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: Terror Cult / Valley of Arches / Komparisson / Seazoo / Scarlet /
VENUS GRRRLS

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: Young Team Bands / Surface Waves / Gad Whip / Deadwax / Teah Lewis /
The Sunkissed Child / Tiger Island

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: Mia Jade / Carmen McLean / Katerina / Neeto / Dan Greaves / Piles of Clothes / Claudia Fenoglio