As with much in the arts world the Long Division festival has suffered a cut in its 2016 funding. Having managed for a number of years to keep the cost of tickets almost ludicrously low in relation to the amount of bands it's possible to see over its length this removal of a chunk of funds has now jeopardised its ability to go ahead in 2016.
To that end the event has turned to crowdfunding to make up the shortfall of £6,000 that stands between the festival and death. The portal for pledging some cash opens today and closes on October 21. It can be accessed here.
Long Division does great things in and around Wakefield and Musos' Guide have enjoyed seeing such acts there as Theo Verney, Gruff Rhys, The Fall, TOY, The Wedding Present, The Pictish Trail and Eagulls to name only a fraction of the great bands who've played over the past few years. Add to that the diverse range of venues in the city, the welcoming nature of the locals and the quality of the local hostelries and you have the ideal Summer staycation urban festival destination.
Long Division 2016 is due to take place June 10 - 12 and we've put our hand in our pocket to ensure that it does. We highly recommend that you do too.