More bands announced in Long Division line up

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More than forty bands have been added to this year’s Long Division line up.

Leeds punk legends Gang of Four, The Membranes and Mercury Prize nominated Sunderland brothers Field Music are among 41 new names which will play the festival.

Dozens of artists sent in their music to festival organisers to be considered for the stage, including Habberdash, Jack Winn, Yawning Dog, and Milk Crimes.

The groups join Glasgow alt royalty Bis, DIY stallwarts Los Campesinos!, Chemikal Underground’s De Rosa and Leeds post-rock band Her Name is Calla.

The festival, now in its sixth year, brings independent, up-and-coming musicians to Wakefield.

But this year it was under threat due to a lack of funding.

More than 100 people pledged £7,500 to ensure the music event returned to the city.

Supporters include Sheffield record label DMF Digital, Hide and Seek Records, who will run their own stage, and The Ridings, who will be featured on festival wristbands.

A total of 90 acts will perform across seven venues in the district between Friday, June 10 and Sunday, June 12.

For more details, and tickets, log on to www.musicglue.com/long-division

Line Up:

Field Music / Gang Of Four / Los Campesinos / Brix & The Extricated / Bis / The Membranes / EmmaPollock / Malcolm Middleton / Kid Canaveral / Middleman / Dancing Years / The Lake Poets / De Rosa / Johnny Foreigner / Her Name Is Calla / Post War Glamour Girls / Sam Airey / Man Made / Fizzy Blood / The Spills / The Ainsley Band / Jonnythefirth / Yard Wars / I Set The Sea On Fire / Galaxians / Stop Drop Robot / Climbing Alice / Mi Mye / Ryan Young / Thomas Wilby Gang / Juffage / Milk Crimes / Yawning Dog / Framing Witches / Little Mono / Jack Winn / Habberdash / Lewis Armitage / Deadset Dream / Monoking / One Day, After School