Wakefield festival Long Division prepares for a mighty swansong.

Peppered with delights from across the UK, the much-loved DIY festival is set to go out with a bang, with headline sets from Arab Strap and The Lovely Eggs.

The Orielles by Neelam Khan Vela | Words: Elvis Thirlwell

Returning for what will be its final ever edition on Saturday 10th June, Wakefield’s Long Division Festival has today shared its complete line-up, studded with the riches of the UK’s alternative scene.

In addition to the already-announced headliners, Scotland indie legends Arab Strap and Lancaster psych-punk rockers The Lovely Eggs, Long Division will also play host, as announced today, to the Afrofuturisms of Skinny Pelembe, the engrossing pop mysteries of Jessica Winter, and Naima Bock’s nourishing folk fantasias. Folly Group, Tummyache, and Nightbus, also join the bill.

Naima Bock by Manc Wanderer

Since its launch in 2011 by Wakefield fanzine Rhubarb Bomb, Long Division has become a year-round arts organisation striving to promote and grow the grassroots and DIY arts scenes in the city.

As has already been announced, local heroes Drahla and Mi Mye will join the festivities to celebrate the festival’s farewell. Representing Yorkshire’s finest, distinguished shoegazers Bdrmm shimmer onto the bill, alongside the sky-scraping magnificence of fellow Leeds’ residents Bug Teeth. Scarborough-born DEADLETTER will most likely be riling up crowds with their uproarious post-punk anthems, while, all the way from Halifax, The Orielles will be showcasing their unparalleled avant-pop beauties, as heard on last year’s acclaimed album ‘Tableau’.

Completing the bill comes buccaneering goth salsa from Opus Kink, joyous synth-disco from Vanity Fairy, plus Robbie & Mona’s majestic cinemascapes. Heartworms also arrives fresh from the release of their ‘A Comforting Notion’ EP, as Ellie Bleach may send hearts a-soaring with her exquisite piano balladry.

General Admission and Reduced Tickets for Long Division can be found here.