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Peter Hook & The Light, We Are Scientists, Asian Dub Foundation Announced For Long Division Festival

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Peter Kaminsky

Peter Hook and the Light, We Are Scientists, and Asian Dub Foundations are among the first bands announced for this year's Long Division.

More than 60 acts have been confirmed for the 2019 edition of the Wakefield festival, with multiple venues hosting a range of different events, performances and exhibitions between May 29 and June 2. Saturday's music line up is regarded as the event's jewel in the crown, bringing a mix of major touring performers and emerging artists to the West Yorkshire city. Long Division director, Dean Freeman said:

"After our biggest ever year in 2018, our feeling for 2019 very much centred around this phrase of 'More Than A Festival'.

We've always been challenged by the physical spaces and the infrastructure in Wakefield; we're not a city setup to host something like Long Division. But we've always turned that into a positive, making the festival an unusual but joyfully surprising experience. We continue to do that, beyond the music we put on - though I do feel that this is our strongest line-up yet from the headliners right down to those emerging artists.

It's about using the festival idea and turning it into something more; let's raise money for a mental health charity, let's run an education programme to find the next generation of DIY promoters, let's offer £500 to local artists to create something new and show it off to these audiences, as they travel between Peter Hook and Asian Dub Foundation.

We don't do things the easy way, but it is fun, rewarding and makes an impact. Even after all these years, the idea of coming to Wakefield for many people feels like a leap of faith. Just do it. We've proven time and time again it is worth it. Whether you are a hardcore 6Music listener, have a young family, are mad on spoken word, love comedy, or just want to explore and see unusual things, Wakefield is the place to be."

What? A five-day boutique festival celebrating independent and DIY culture while supporting the Wakefield grassroots scene with events, exhibitions and performances at 25 different venues.

Where? Various venues, Wakefield.

When? May 29 to June 2.

Who? Confirmed for the line up are Peter Hook and The Light, We Are Scientists, Asian Dub Foundation, Penguin Café, Art Brut, Bill Ryder-Jones, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, Keston Cobblers Club, bis, Avi Buffalo, Menace Beach, Too Many T’s, Liela Moss, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, Meursault, Imperial Wax, International Teachers Of Pop, Ancient Infinity, False Advertising, Manchester Jazz Collective, Mansion Of Snakes, Vibe-ology, Broken Chanter, Graft, Cowtown, Youth Anthems, Alessi's Ark, Mi Mye, Cruel World, Hello Cosmos, Knitting Grooves, Living Body, the Golden Age Of TV, Knuckle, Brooders, Cowgirl, Dead Naked Hippies, Cloth, One Day, After School, Sister John, Fran Bundey, Heir, Manuka, Shake Your Halo Down, Oliver Asadi, Mayshe Mayshe, Seckar, the New Nostalgia, Sandra's Wedding, Joe Russell Brown, Let Man Loose, Homesteads, Weekend Recovery, Two Weeks In Nashville, Sly Antics, Skinny Living, Sex Cells, Tiger By The Tail, jellyskin, ALLORA, Brosnan, Ceiling Demons, the Passing Fancy, My Fake Empire, Disguises, Guy North, IAMOMEGA, Dan Greaves, Scott Wainwright, Alice Simmonds, Fossway, Chloe Juliette Beswick, the Hyde, and Macroscope

Tickets? Tickets are on sale now, priced from £27.50 plus fees.

Head here for further information about Long Division Festival.

Long Division Festival Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat June 01 2019 - WAKEFIELD Various Venues

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