The second wave of acts has been revealed for the 10th edition of Long Division Festival, which takes place in the city of Wakefield, Yorkshire, from Thursday 4th May to Sunday 7th June 2020, with its multi-venue music festival on Saturday 6th June.
Leading this new announcement are critically acclaimed Northumberland band The Unthanks, frontman of Scottish indie-rockers Idlewild Roddy Woomble, and London-duo Peggy Sue. Others newly announced today are Hannah Trigwell, Rev Magnetic, Faith Eliott, Dead Naked Hippies, Faux Pas, The Golden Age Of TV, Katie Spencer, Cowgirl, Lio, Abbie Ozard, Mayshe Mayshe, Genevieve L Walsh, The Bleeding Obvious, Ric Neale, In The Morning Lights, Before Breakfast, The State Of Georgia, The Jarrs, Joe Russell Brown, Ding Frisby, Pavillion, Priestgate, Jermaine Peterson, Reardon Love, Alice Nicholls, Scarlet, Weekend Recovery, Wise Willis, Ruthie Adamson AKA Wonky Wordsmith, Alex Asher, AJ McKenna, Casee Wilson, Steven B Williams, dbparker, Surface Waves, Alligator Moon, The Hyde, Martini Police, Red Shakes, Ava In The Dark, Burning Bones, Jasmine, Lady, Goridan Stimm, Straight Girl, Venus, Central Arcade, Mildred Pierce, Green Gardens, Dan Greaves, Drain-Age, Fran Minney, Men In Glass Houses, Hannah Willwood, In Peru, Mad Leisure, Rock Bottom Risers, Charlie Padfield Band, Electric Press, Sarah Watson, The Harriets, Ben Robinson, Chloe Wilson, Emily Paris, Lloyd James Faye, Luna & The Moon, Michael Dailey, Machine, and The Passing Fancy, and including new bands from the area such as Mush, Yard Act, and Team Picture.
They join the previously announced acts that include The Futureheads, Beardyman, The Lovely Eggs, She Drew The Gun, Brix & The Extricated, Lanterns On The Lake, Beans On Toast, Allusinlove, Big Joanie, Hands Off Gretel, Too Many T's, Look Mum No Computer, Hyde Park Brass, POZI, and more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
As well as the huge music line-up for 6th June, there's also a programme of fringe events and other projects taking place, including the return of the #YoungTeam programme, the ‘New Additions’ vinyl compilation, the purchase of a ‘City PA’, a free to use PA system to encourage Wakefield based artists and promoters in the city to create their own DIY shows, as well as a collaboration with Yorkshire comic art festival Thought Bubble, an U21’s stage curated by local band Macroscope and a new fringe event ‘Queer Division’ commissioned and organised by local LGBTQ+ artist The Bleeding Obvious.
Dean Freeman, Long Division: “I see Long Division like this great big mixtape. Some festivals just focus on one thing - and that probably makes some kind of financial sense - but we love all music. We love how it can bring people together, how it can inspire them and how it makes our home city feel special. Walking around Wakefield during Long Division, you will see and hear so much. You'll find your new favourite band; you'll catch up with someone great you've not seen for a while and you'll also be to support the grassroots. That's essential and it's why we do what we do.”
Saturday tickets are on sale, currently priced from £30
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