Wakefield’s Long Division Festival has added a further 22 bands to the bill for 2016’s festival taking place from June 10 to 12.
Already announced for the festival are Mercury Prize nominated Sunderland brothers Field Music, Leeds post punk legends Gang Of Four, the hugely influential The Membranes, The Fall survivors/ex-members Brix & The Extricated and former Delgado Emma Pollock
Building on this, Long Division have announced a brace of new acts that help it along its way to becoming one of the best celebrations of DIY music and culture around, including Brighton’s acclaimed Fear of Men alongside much hyped Indie darlings Kagoule, fast rising local heroes Allusondrugs and Glasgow’s Chemikal Underground icon RM Hubbert who makes his long awaited return to Wakefield.
Long Division has also announced that, thanks to a partnership with Wakefield College, the festival will now offer free entry to all 16 and 17-year-olds.
Festival founder Dean Freeman explains: “Long Division is massively keen to make sure there is a next generation of bands and music lovers in Wakefield.
“It’s something that is hugely overlooked in our city, but thanks to some great support from Wakefield College and others, we’ve decided to just make it free entry for 16 and 17-year-olds. That way, it is super simple for them to get involved and see some great bands in the city.”
Free tickets will be available from the Long Division website, but must be registered for and brought to the box office on the day of the festival.
Partnering with Music Glue to run an artist application process for acts to put themselves up for consideration to play Long Division has resulted in a huge amount of exciting artists sending their music to the festival. Louise Distras, Buen Chico, Cold Summer, Fold, The Homesteads, Big Love, The Do’s, Heather Coulton, Piles Of Clothes, The Passing Fancy have all been selected to perform at the festival through the platform joining previously announced Music Glue acts: Habberdash, Jack Winn, Yawning Dog, One Day, After School… and Milk Crimes.
Sunday, June 12 will also see the return of the much loved live album recording event. A collaboration between Long Division and Armley’s Green Mount Studios (Pulled Apart By Horses, The Cribs, Forward Russia), the live album recording will see Post War Glamour Girls recording a full album, live to tape in the St Austen’s Community Centre.
The album is recorded to a reel to reel tape machine while those in attendance listen through wireless headphones, a truly unique experience, this is set to sell out very soon.
Tickets are available online through ticketing partner Music Glue. Physical tickets available from Wah Wah Records, in Wakefield, and Leeds’ Jumbo & Crash Records.
The full list of new additions is: Fear of Men / RM Hubbert / Kagoule / Allusondrugs / Kingsley Chapman & The Murder / Barry Hyde / Pictish Trail/ Hatcham Social / Louise Distras / Forever Cult / Cold Summer / Euphoria Audio / Knuckle The Do’s / O Captain / The Homesteads / Jaded Eyes / SAMH / Charlie Padfield & The Gamma Rays / Fleckt Pets / Piles Of Clothes / The Passing Fancy.