This article was published in 2012.

Crooked Ways is a new festival on the West Yorkshire music calendar and its inaugural event will take place on Saturday 26th May in Pontefract Park, in the shadows of Pontefract Racecourse.

The festival will feature music across three stages. There will be the Main Stage, The Institution stage and the Crooked Ways Presents stage.

Taking inspiration from independent festivals such as Kendal Calling and Bingley Music Live, Crooked Ways plans to bring the biggest and best artists to Pontefract, generate interest in the local area and publicise Pontefract on a national scale.

Razorlight have been confirmed as headliners of the Main Stage with Leeds band The Sunshine Underground taking the top spot on The Institution stage. The full line up across all three stages is shown below:

-- Main Stage --

Reverend and the Makers
King Charles
Hyde & Beast
Skint & Demoralised
The Bishops
Feral Brood
All We Know

-- The Institution Stage --

The Whip
The Blood Arm
Wet Nuns
Chris Helme
Club Smith
Nice Sharp Pencils
Daniel Sheehy

-- Crooked Ways Presents Stage --

Cor Amor
Daisy Cutter
Fourth Time Believers
Glass Caves
Jack's aTTic
Kate Douglas
Lee Tappin
Piskie Sits
Road to Horizon
Route 19
The Air

Running order on the Crooked Ways Presents stage is yet to be confirmed.

Scott Ward, Crooked Ways promoter, commented, "We are delighted to have established artists such as Razorlight, Reverend and The Makers and The Sunshine Underground perform at our inaugural event, especially as all three acts will perform new material. Also, being able to see up and coming artists such as Wet Nuns, King Charles, and Club Smith play our town is very exciting."

Music fans in Leeds can buy tickets for Crooked Ways for £30 (plus booking fees) via the Yorkshire Gigs website.