Long Division Festival Shares Full Lineup For Final Edition 10th June – Skinny Pelembe, Folly Group & More Added To Bill

April 17, 2023

Long Division Festival Shares Full Lineup For Final Edition 10th June

Skinny Pelembe, Folly Group & More Added To Bill

Award-winning Wakefield festival Long Division has announced the full lineup for the final edition of the long-running event, taking place on Saturday 10th June across multiple venues and spaces throughout the city, with an opening show on Friday night.

Funked up avant-garde Afrofuturist Skinny Pelembe, self-styled pioneer of ‘Crance Music’ (cry x dance) Jessica Winter and post-punk, East London chaos collective Folly Group are just some of the acts completing a lineup that already includes Cult Scottish indie outfit Arab Strap with a special stripped-down headline set as well as frenetic festival favourites The Lovely Eggs and local leftfield legends The Orielles.

Long Division 2023 will also play host to the likes of bdrmm, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, DEADLETTER, The Membranes, Loose Articles, Sister Wives and SPIELMANN alongside new additions including Naima Bock, Dilettante and Tummyache. Long Division are also inviting a series of beloved local acts from the festival’s rich history back for one last ride. Amongst Wakefield’s finest playing the festival are sugar-sweet synth act The Research, reuniting for the first time since 2008; Captured Tracks signed, post-punk power trio Drahla and cherished folk collective Mi Mye.

Started in 2011 by the Rhubarb Bomb fanzine as a celebration of Wakefield’s DIY culture and grassroots creativity, Long Division has grown into a vital, year-round arts organisation and beloved annual festival, always aiming to develop and celebrate the city’s unique cultural prowess as inspired by the people who live, work and create there.

Their 2023 event has become their fastest ever selling, with 60% of tickets already sold. 

Taking inspiration from the festival’s past and the promising future of live music in the region, Long Division’s 2023 lineup looks set to cement the festival’s legacy as a foundation for the future of culture and creativity in Wakefield and beyond.

Tickets for Long Division 2023 are on sale now

Long Division are operating a flexible ticket system this year with general sale available at £40. Reduced £30 tickets are available for those unable to cover the whole cost with no proof required and a third tier priced at £50 is available to help the festival cover the cost of the reduced ticket sales. Tickets for under-18’s are again priced at £1.

Long Division is sponsored and supported by Arts Council England, Youth Music, FairSound, BBC Introducing, Wakefield College, Leeds Conservatoire, Launchpad, Higher Rhythm

Announced today:

Skinny Pelembe, Jessica Winter, Folly Group, Naima Bock, Dilettante, Tummyache, Van Houten, Nightbus, Amy May Ellis, Braithe, Mason Whittle, The Blinds, La Sorda, Identity Crisis

Full Long Division lineup:

Arab Strap (stripped back set), The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Jessica Winter, The Research, Skinny Pelembe, bdrmm, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Folly Group, Drahla, DEADLETTER, The Membranes, Opus Kink, Loose Articles, Before Breakfast, Thank, Sister Wives, Stanley Brinks, Freschard, Mik Artistik, Sunflower Thieves, Robbie & Mona, Heartworms, Mi Mye, Green Gardens, Bug Teeth ,Amy May Ellis, Luxury Goods, Naima Bock, LADY,, Living Body, S. T. Manville, Hang Linton, St Gregory Orange, Vanity Fairy, Ellie Bleach, Bungalow, Bunkerpop, Van Houten, SPIELMANN, Honey Guide, Dilettante, Little Hand Feet, birdseed., Beth Pilling, Tummyache, Daisy Dorothy, Epilogues,, Feeble Strength, Harri Larkin, Nightbus, Keep Back Ivy, The Blinds, Marnie Glum, Braithe, Sooner Or Later, St. Malo, Mason Whittle, La Sorda, Vehicle, Eye To Eye, Identity Crisis, Last Season’s Winners, Misfortune Cookie, Nervous Twitch, Surface Waves, Tiger Island, Too Many T’s, Galaxians


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