NEWS: First Full Announcements for Long Division Festival 2021

NEWS: First Full Announcements for Long Division Festival 2021

On Monday – and in recognition of International Women’s Day – Long Division Festival 2021 announced its first nine artists, all of whom are either women or female-led acts. Those artists were The Lovely EggsShe Drew The GunBrix & the ExtricatedLanterns on the LakeBig JoanieHands Off GretelPeggy SueKatie Spencer and Jodie Nicholson.

Now the award-winning metropolitan festival and great champion of musical independence and DIY culture that is held annually in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield and will return this year on the 25th of September 2021 for what will be its 10th edition, has revealed its first full line-up announcement for this event.

To the names above we can add those of the Sunderland indie band The Futureheads​, renowned beatboxer and comedian​ Beardyman, Idlewild frontman ​Roddy Woomble​, London-duo ​Peggy Sue​, plus Beans on Toast, along with many more besides. Further acts have still to be announced.

Looking ahead to Long Division Festival 2021, Dean Freeman, the Festival’s Founder / Director says:

“It’s such a strange mix of emotions to ‘be back’ with another lineup announcement. It honestly felt like the early days again, where it was exciting just to design a poster and see those names laid out, ready to share with the world. We want to give people the best possible Long Division we can. Not the biggest ever, but one that celebrates not just our ten years, and not just the return of live music but also the power of community. People being together – even if it’s with 1-metre gaps and masks and sanitising their hands every 30 minutes. Even if half the audience is watching via a stream. It’s going to be great!

This year audiences need to put their faith in their promoters, in their festivals, and they need to buy tickets. For Long Division refunds will always be available should the worst happen. And I know that finances may be stretched. But at Long Division that £30 for a ticket goes so far and enables so many artists to perform. Grassroots festivals like this (there are many more) are an essential part of kickstarting this insane machine called live music. We’d love you to join us in Wakefield this year!”

 Tickets for this year’s Long Division Festival can be bought HERE

 And further details of the event can be found on the festival WEBSITE

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