Long Division has moved dates this year due to the ongoing pandemic.
Originally pencilled in for June, the Wakefield even will now take place on 25th September. The news arrives with a teaser for some new projects underway, too, including a City PA for Wakefield, and the formation of the Wakefield Live Music Consortium (alongside local promoters Bodys, Philophobia Music and Wakefield Jazz).
Founder Dean Freeman explains: “Over the last ten years our priorities have shifted somewhat; we’re no longer ‘just’ a festival but an organisation dedicated to supporting and celebrating the musical grassroots. We now see Long Division Festival as a celebration of this, our chance to just share our enjoyment of music, community and Wakefield.
“It doesn’t feel like an event in June would be a celebration; it’d be a compromise. We feel our time can be better spent working with others building our city and industry back up – and then invite everyone over to Wakefield for a great time in September.
“I think the public itch to see live music has transformed over the last few months; we still want it desperately but we all now appreciate much more that it has to come back properly, and safely. That’s what we want, and that’s what makes us excited when we look ahead through the difficult months ahead.”