There's few markets as saturated as the summer music festival one so how would Wakefield's Long Division fight its corner and stake a claim for the money and time of West Yorkshire's music fans? A carefully curated line-up, reasonably priced drinks, interesting venues and minimal queues, that's how!
Kicking the day off in the eerily dark surroundings of 23 Warehouse was Leeds outfit The Scaramanga Six, but not before the first of ten spoken-word introductions that Wakefield's own Skint and Demoralised would deliver before sets throughout the day. He clearly knew what the audience wanted as the two-minute verbal bashing of David Cameron and his cronies was met with more glee than The Scaramanga Six's set of theatrical, but largely uninspired pop-rock, that followed.
"We are looking specifically for creative writers with a particular interest in the noise/punk rock side of things. So locally, think Blacklisters, Hookworms, Hawk Eyes etc.. Elsewhere, recent reviews have included the likes of Pissed Jeans, The Bronx, Metz, and Beard Of Wolves.
If this sounds like your bag, or someone you know who would be ideally suited, get in touch below".
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