Despite their success, The Cribs have always stayed largely true to their roots.
The band have stuck to their independent ethos, and frequently play smaller venues when the occasion suits. Now the Jarman brothers are set to return to Wakefield.
The Cribs are due to headline Long Division Festival, opening Friday night at the town's Unity Hall. Excited at the prospect, Gary Jarman said: "The last couple of years it’s been pretty difficult not to have been aware of Long Division, even on a national level. Wakefield really seems to be standing up on its own now when it comes to the arts, and Long Division is an important piece of that. To have great bands come through your hometown like Jeffery Lewis, The Wedding Present, Herman Dune and The Vaselines is pretty amazing, and this year we are really excited to be a part of it."
"We don’t get chance to play Wakefield as much as we did in the early days, particularly with two of us living in the USA now, so our 'hometown' shows are now a special occasion for us. With us currently being in between records, this year seems like the perfect opportunity."
The Wedding Present are set to play the Saturday night of Long Division, with organisers also confirming (deep breath) Gruff Rhys, Toy, Summer Camp, Roddy Woomble, I Like Trains, Frankie & The Heartstrings, The Membranes, Beans On Toast, Candy Says, Post War Glamour Girls, Bleech, Brawlers, Islet, Joel RL Phelps, Randloph’s Leap, Witch Hunt, Jamie Roberts & Katriona Gilmore, Milloy, The Ainsley Band, VerseChorusVerse, Nadine Carina, Treason Kings, The Sunbeams, Ruby Macintosh, The Reacharounds, The Grand, Protectors, Mi Mye, Knuckle, Gunnarson, Forever Cult, Clandestines, Aztec Doll, Jamisaysmile and many more to be announced.
Long Division Festival runs between September 12th - 14th.