Gig & Shows

November 24th – Waiting Game

As part of November’s Artwalk, Long Division will be presenting their new zine ‘Waiting Game’ created in collaboration with photographer Emily Ryalls.

‘Waiting Game’ showcases a selection of photographs of the artists that performed at the 2021 Festival. Emily’s black and white analogue photographs capture the moments of anticipation before stepping onto the stage and the relationships between bandmates.The handmade zine will be exhibited across the walls of Merrie Studios which is located in The Ridings Shopping centre.

There will be a limited number of free copies to give away as well a pop-up show where Long Division merchandise can be bought.Check out Long Division’s listing as well as more information about Artwalk on their site here:…/long-division-waiting-game…/


November 24th – Songwriters Social Showcase

After 4 weeks of songwriting session with Sunflower Thieves, our newly inspired young people will perform new work at Jolly Boys Tap, as part of Wakefield Artwalk.


November 27th – Pop-up Shop

Join us at The Ridings Shopping Centre for a pop-up shop. Also features the Waiting Game Exhibition and live music.

December 17th – Christmas At Balne Lane Club

Jingle your way down to Balne Lane for a very merry night out with all the family. Featuring live music from Shades Collective and DJs keeping spirits high throughout the night.

Returning to Wakefield after their unforgettable performance at Long Division Festival 2021, Shades Collective are a UK based 23 piece orchestral ensemble celebrating the music of sound system culture through the compositions of dance music giants including SHY FX, Wilkinson, Fat Boy Slim and Rudimental. Musicians who perform with the likes of Tete de Pois, Franz Von and Hyde Park Brass to name a few, come together to form a power ensemble of roaring horn sections, lucious string ensembles and a relentless rhythm section to create an indescribable energy and an infection desire to dance.The Shades Collective reaches that elusive sweet spot where world class musicianship meets rave culture.

Food included with ticket.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.


Alongside Long Division Festival, we present a range of other gigs and events across the year. We are also a member of Wakefield Live Music Consortium with Bodys, Philophobia Music and Wakefield Jazz – they all put on great shows too. Check out listings from us and our friends here.