Merthyr Rock, the UK’s new 3 day alt/rock festival in the heart of Wales is back for its second year. Situated in the beautiful historic Cyfarthfa Park, a public, Grade II space in the heart of Merthyr. This boutique festival brings a mix of indie and rock bands, both home-grown talent and further afield. The festival will run from Friday 31st August- Sunday 2nd September 2012.
The headline acts over the 3 days have now been announced as Razorlight (31st), Skindred (1st) and Kids in Glass Houses (2nd)
Other acts announced so far over the 3 days include:
Deaf Havana, Saves The Day, Yashin, Arcane Roots, Lower Than Atlantis, Futures,
We Are The Ocean, Exit Ten, Future of The Left, Straight Lines, Shadows Chasing Ghosts,
Reaper In Sicily, Dead Wretched, The People The Poet, The Lash, The Undivided and loads more to come.
"Merthyr Rock is amazing! Skindred are very excited to come and rock this spot again...this year's gonna be the one!" Benji Webbe of Skindred.
Kids In Glass Houses say: "We curated a stage at Merthyr Rock last year and spent the day at the festival having a great time. Now this year we're honoured to be headlining what is set to be a fantastic weekend."
Rhodri Jones, festival director, says: “We had an incredible response to the festival last year, and this year’s event is going to be bigger, better, bolder and an awesome way to end this Summer”
Merthyr Rock video footage from 2011 can be viewed here.
A special Weekend Earlybird ticket is now on sale for £55 (until noon Mon 2 July, then £65) Other ticket information including day tickets will be announced soon. Camping at Grawen Farm is £15 per person, for 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Day Tickets go on sale Mon 2nd July priced at Friday £20 - Sat & Sun £25
Merthyr Rock is a 14+ years only event and under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
External ticket stockists: Ticketline UK and See Tickets.
More news coming soon including full band line-up, Jagermeister trucks, and Skate & BMX half-pipe action!
For updates & tickets: www.merthyrrock.com
N.B: In 2006 the organisers started the HAY-ON-EARTH Project and for six years Hay Festivals have been engaged in a programme of managing and mitigating the Environmental impact. The aim is that all waste created by MERTHYR ROCK will be separated and recycled.