Long Division has postponed this year’s festival ’til the end of the year.
The multi-venue Wakefield event will now take place from 12th-15th November, with the main festival on Saturday 14th. Currently, The Unthanks, The Futureheads, Beardyman, The Lovely Eggs, She Drew The Gun, Brix & The Extricated, Lanterns On The Lake, Allusinlove, Mush, Team Picture, and Dead Naked Hippies are among those confirmed to play.
The festival’s statement reads: “We began the week cautiously optimistic that Long Division could happen in June but things are moving fast and it has become apparent that the smartest and safest thing for us to do is to move the festival to later in the year. We have been working quickly with our partners, venues and artists and can now confirm that Long Division will take place between the 12th – 15th November, with the multi-venue festival taking place on Saturday 14th November.
“We’d like to thank all of our artists and their teams who have been working fast to confirm the new date and we’re pleased to say that the majority of our line up and all of our headliners have already confirmed, though there will inevitably be one or two changes. We will be in touch over the next few weeks to confirm the line up and venues but for now please bear with us as we work on this.
“It was absolutely not an easy call to make but the health and safety of our guests, staff, artists, partners and our community has to be our priority. All tickets remain valid but if you cannot make the new date we will of course offer refunds.
“We’re exploring ways to support our local creative community during this difficult time with plans for an emergency artists fund and a free all day event in late summer to kickstart live music in the city once it is safe to do so.
“Please see the website for updates on band’s that have confirmed, we will be updating this post every day as acts confirm.
“Thank you for all your kind message and continued support of Long Division – it means the world to us.”
Visit longdivisionfestival.co.uk for more information, and a running list of band confirmations.