The Cribs will play their first public hometown show in seven years at this year’s Long Division Festival which returns for a fourth year, and takes place at multiple venues across the city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
The band will play at Unity Hall on the opening Friday night of the festival kicking off a full weekend of music, art and comedy across Wakefield city centre.
The Wedding Present will play on Saturday night at the festival and will be joined by Gruff Rhys, Toy, Summer Camp, Roddy Woomble, iLiKETRAiNS, Frankie And The Heartstrings, The Membranes, Beans on Toast, Candy Says, Post War Glamour Girls, Bleech, Brawlers, Islet, Joel RL Phelps, Randolphs Leap, Witch Hunt, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Milloy, The Ainsley Band, VerseChorusVerse, Nadine Carina, Treason Kings, The Sunbeams, Ruby Macintosh, The Reacharounds, The Grand, Protectors, Mi Mye, Knuckle, Gunnarson, Forever Cult, Clandestines, Aztec Doll, Jamiesaysmile, and many more to be announced.
Speaking about The Cribs’ return to Wakefield, Gary Jarman said, "The last couple of years it’s been pretty difficult not to have been aware of Long Division, even on a national level. Wakefield really seems to be standing up on its own now when it comes to the arts, and Long Division is an important piece of that. To have great bands come through your hometown like Jeffery Lewis, The Wedding Present, Herman Dune and The Vaselines is pretty amazing, and this year we are really excited to be a part of it.
"We don’t get chance to play Wakefield as much as we did in the early days, particularly with two of us living in the USA now, so our 'hometown' shows are now a special occasion for us. With us currently being in between records, this year seems like the perfect opportunity."
This year the festival moves from one end of the summer to the other. Instead of it's June slot and because, in September 2014, Unity Hall opens the festival will be taking place from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th September 2014 with more venues, more bands and a lot of surprises up its sleeve.
The venues so far include Unity Hall (two stages), Warehouse 23, The Orangery, Henry Boons, Westgate Chapel and Players.
Tickets will be available from 10am tomorrow, Good Friday (Friday 18 April)on the link above. Tickets for The Cribs are priced at £30 with tickets for Saturday priced at £22.50. This year a limited number of VIP tickets will be available for £50. This gives access to all the Saturday events as well as The Cribs Friday gig.
Dean Freeman, organiser of Long Division Festival, said, "With new venues and new dates, this year’s Long Division feels like a fresh start. We’re thrilled to have our biggest venue yet with Unity Hall and to finally have The Cribs back in Wakefield is something we have been striving for years. With Sunday’s line up still to come and more bands to announce, today is just the tip of the iceberg."
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