Long Division festival confirms first acts for 2016

Los Campesinos 2015

Long Division has confirmed the first two acts set to appear at next year’s event.

Los Campesinos! and Bis will both play sets at the Wakefield festival, taking place between the 10th and 12th of June. Long Division will take in 90 bands across 7 venues over the weekend and was boosted this year by a crowd sourcing campaign that raised over £7,500.

Says Dean Freeman, Long Division organiser: “For me 2015 was the best Long Division yet – I certainly had the most fun of any Long Division. But afterwards, I did wonder if it could ever happen again – these are tough financial times. But then there was this huge response to the Crowdfunder, which just blew my mind. The passion people have for Long Division was amazing. And now, I’ve never felt more invigorated about the festival. And I’ve never dashed around the country meeting people who want to get involved so much either. It’s incredibly exciting and I can’t wait to announce more bands in February.”

Cementing the independent and DIY ethos of the festival and new for the 2016 edition, bands can apply to play at the event through a simple form on the Long Division website. This new concept has been set up in collaboration with Music Glue.

Says Kat Morris, Global Marketing Director of Music Glue: “We’re very excited to be teaming up with Long Division for 2016. Their passionate support of independent music and DIY artists is something we share. We look forward to being able to work together on helping bands get their music heard and play at this great festival.”

Tickets for Long Division are on sale now at musicglue.com/long-division/

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