Long Division set to unveil line-up

The line-up of bands ready to play the sixth Long Division festival will be announced next month.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st January 2016, 5:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st January 2016, 5:39 pm
Los Campesinos! who will be playing Wakefield's Long Division festival.
Los Campesinos! who will be playing Wakefield's Long Division festival.

A total of 90 acts will perform across seven venues in the city at the festival, which runs from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12.

Scottish indie pop band Bis, who released their first album in 13 years, have already been confirmed for the event.

They will be joined on the bill by Los Campesinos!, who have released their sixth album to celebrate their tenth year together.

This year’s festival had been under threat because of funding cuts.

But music fans donated £6,000 to a fundraising page in just nine days to help secure its future.

The festival’s organisers will be holding a launch party on Friday, February 12 at Unity Works, where they will be announcing the full line-up.

Alternative rock band Man-Made and the Post War Glamour Girls will both perform at the party.

Dean Freeman, the festival’s founder, said: “For me 2015 was the best yet. I had the most fun of any festival.

“But afterwards, I did wonder if it could ever happen again – these are tough financial times. But there was a huge response to the Crowdfunder, which blew my mind.

“I’ve never felt more invigorated about the festival. I’ve never dashed around the country meeting people who want to get involved so much.”

Since its inception the Long Division festival has become a well-respected independent music festival with fans flocking from across the country to attend.

Acts such as The Fall, The Cribs and Ghostpoet have performed at previous events.