The main festival will now go ahead on 14 November 2020
Shannon COTTON
15:12 20th March 2020

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Wakefield’s finest festival Long Division has been postponed until November 2020.

Originally due to take place this June, the event will now be held from 12 - 15 November, with the main music event, including the Gigwise stage, happening on 14 November.

A full statement from the festival says: "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 everyday as acts confirm. 

Thank you for all your kind message and continued support of Long Division - it means the world to us. 

Long Division x”

An update on which bands are still scheduled to play the festival can be found on Long Division’s website here. We look forward to seeing you up north in November!

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