A further 41 acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Long Division Festival in Wakefield, which takes place from June 10-12.
Having already announced Glasgow alt royalty Bis, DIY stalwarts Los Campesinos!, Chemikal Underground’s De Rosa & Leeds post-rock band Her Name Is Calla, Long Division have set their stall out as one of the great proponents of independent and DIY music.
Organisers have now added to their line-up with Mercury Prize nominated Sunderland brothers Field Music, Leeds post punk legends Gang Of Four, the hugely influential The Membranes who reunited at the behest of My Bloody Valentine and Shellac, reunited The Fall survivors/ex-members Brix & The Extricated and former Delgado Emma Pollock and many more.
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. Habberdash, Jack Winn, Yawning Dog, One Day, After School and Milk Crimes have all been selected to perform at the festival through the platform.
Autumn 2015 saw a huge outpouring of support for Long Division through their 2016 Crowdfunder, with more than £7,000 raised to help with the initial funding to get the festival off the ground. Supporters of Long Division include Sheffield record label DMF Digital, Hide & Seek Records, who will run their own stage, The Ridings, who will be featured on festival wristbands, local recording studio Top 5 Studio, Awesome Merchandise and countless other generous music fans.
Long Division have also organised four warm-up shows in the run-up to June’s festival, with shows taking place in Leeds, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Doncaster. Each warm-up show is being organised in conjunction with a Long Division partner, Hide & Seek Records in Leeds, DMF Digital in Sheffield, Vinyl Tap in Huddersfield and The First 45 in Doncaster.
This week Sheffield’s Local Authority played host to I Set The Sea On Fire, while Johnny Foreigner will play the Brudenell in Leeds on March 10, Forever Cult will appear at Doncaster’s Rockbar on April 8 and Mad Love play The Parish in Huddersfield on April 9.
For ticket details for the Long Division Festival go to http://www.longdivisionfestival.co.uk/