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Festival Insights NEWS: Long Division Festival announces return, new format and first acts

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UK: Wakefield’s Long Division Festival has announced its return after a fallow year in 2017. After taking a year off to take stock and better understand what he wanted the festival to be, festival founder and director Dean Freeman, along with the newly expanded Long Division team, is bringing it back with an expanded line-up and broader programme, including a host of free entry and paid events taking place in venues all across the city.

Leading the announcement is folk and roots icon Billy Bragg, Scottish troubadour King Creosote, ex-Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherly, and Helen Marnie of lauded electronic outfit Ladytron. Also on the bill are Leeds indie-legends Cud, Long Division favourites and psych-punk duo The Lovely Eggs, and avant-jazzers Shatners Bassoon.

When asked about reviving the festival and booking for the festival again, founder Dean Freeman said: “It’s wonderful…

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