(A little piece for Hive Magazine about a festival that I wish I’d had chance to actually get to, and in the next few weeks a few more festival previews will be springing up as I make actual proper concrete plans!)
Urban festivals are seemingly springing up all over the country and Wakefield is no exception. In its first year, Long Division combines the best of local talent with established acts.
Held over the weekend of the 10th-12th June, it encompasses all the live venues in the city, including some more unconventional ones: a gig in a cathedral anyone? With an estimated 12 hours of live music on the Saturday and Sunday being a dedicated Fringe Festival, what more is there to ask for? With Friday details still to be announced, who knows what they’ve got up their sleeves.
And that’s not even mentioning the artists that are already confirmed to play! Saturday is headlined by Yorkshire’s very own indie legends The Wedding Present, plenty of other well established bands alongside including Emmy The Great and her brand of nu-folk, Los Campesinos!’s unique brand on miserable twee , New York Hipster pop from Darwin Deez and recently reformed local act Skint And Demoralised.
Tickets are available now for the individual days, with Sunday’s fringe being a free event, Saturday costs just £12 and details still to be announced for Friday’s gig, you’re sure still to have the pennies left for a nice clean hotel room! You can’t say that about Reading and Leeds!