image for Music item typeLong Division: Billy Bragg, King Creosote + More at Wakefield Cathedral

Music, Sat 2 Jun 2018

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg


Long Division



Events at this Venue


In partnership with Louder Than War, Long Division will be occupying Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 2 June for a huge day of live music, performances and much more across the city centre. See the full line up of artists and bands below for Wakefield Cathedral.

Thomas Ragsdale & CAPA College - 13:15
Melding cinematic electronica with immersive soundscapes and blissful techno workouts Thomas’ music has featured in two groundbreaking BBC documentaries by Adam Curtis alongside Brian Eno, Burial and Aphex Twin.

Cattle & Cane - 14:15
Capable of shifting even the hardest of hearts with their perfect soaring harmonies. Cattle & Cane have rightly earned a reputation as one of the North East’s most magical live acts.

The Membranes - 15:15
The Membranes are a band responsible for an artful and highly original reshaping of rock music, taking post punk into new shapes. This show will see them joined by a choir.

The Surfing Magazines - 16:30
Containing one half of Slow Club and two thirds of The Wave Pictures, the principle influences of the band are Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and all the great surf guitar music of the 1960s. The Surfing Magazines intend to rock out and blow your mind, and then to mellow out and soothe your mind, and then to rock out again.

Marnie - 17:45
Whilst her legendary and pioneering band Ladytron have been on hiatus (a hiatus recently ended...) Marnie has created her own version of their soaring, dark and alluring electro-pop. Using soul crashing synths and hook-laden choruses to bring her own up-tempo electro dream-pop to life, she will turn Wakefield’s Cathedral into a vast sonic cathedral.

Charlotte Hatherley - 19:00
A true musical polymath and much sought-after collaborator working, as well as venturing into the worlds of fashion, theatre and film, Charlotte Hatherly also composed the score for The Last Man, a dystopian sci-fi short which will be projected live during her performance at Long Division.

King Creosote - 20:15
Hailing from Fife, Scotland, King Creosote is a folk songwriter equal parts geometry, self-deprecation, cosmic wonder and seafaring poetry.

Billy Bragg - 21:30
Known for his political ‘bashed out punk rock’ style, the elder statesman of today, bearded and ‘ruggedly handsome’ (according to one Facebook fan), refuses to slip into the dotage of self-parody. For every protest song, there is a declaration of love. Mixing pop and politics is a tall order, but where there’s a starting block, there’s a great leap forward.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Jun 2018 13:15 to 23:00


PIONEER Ticket (£25). Have complete access to headline performances at Wakefield Cathedral, Warehouse 23 and St Austin’s Theatre, plus all the free activity, the exclusive programme and your own Pioneer wristband. Visit

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Map reference: SE 333208  Lat: 53.68259 Long: -1.49729

By Road:
Follow the signs for Wakefield City Centre from the M1 or M62. There is no parking at this venue as it is located in a pedestrian precinct. Pay and display parking is available on Northgate or at the Ridings Shopping Centre opposite.

Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 min walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (2 min walk)
A taxi rank (Black and White Cabs) is located on Union Street (2 min walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing