In celebration of Merge Records’ 20th anniversary, Merge bands of the past and present will converge for XX MERGE: a 5-day live music event taking place July 22-26th in the label’s native North Carolina.
The first four nights of XX MERGE will take place at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro NC. The festival will wrap up with a final show at Memorial Hall on the UNC Campus in Chapel Hill.
MERGE XX will feature over 25 Merge alumni, with confirmed acts including Superchunk, Spoon, Conor Oberst, Spent, M. Ward, The Rosebuds, Destroyer, Guv’ner, Polvo, Pipe & The Broken West. Many more artists both expected and unexpected still to-be-announced.
5-Day Passes are $150 and will get you in to all XX MERGE festivities. Passes will go on sale on Wednesday, April 8th at 10 AM EST via catscradle.com and mergerecords.com. 5-day passes are nontransferable. A limited number of tickets for individual Cradle shows and the Memorial Hall show will be made available at a later date.
**Please note: Due to the size and scope of this event, the label will not be offering complimentary press passes. Paid reserve arrangements will be made (subject to availability and capacity) for media planning to attend the full 5-day event.
For further information, visit mergerecords.com/xxmerge or contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at nasty little man firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Rentz at Merge email@example.com