Merthyr Rising Festival 2019

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019
Penderyn Square, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, CF47 8AP, Wales MAP
currently £50 or £60 with camping
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 7th May 2019

Merthyr Rising Festival is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resistance at the birthplace of the red flag, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales over the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019.

The festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising, which was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil where it is believed that for the first time the red flag of revolution was flown as a symbol of workers' revolt.

Today it's celebrated annually with a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.

Line-up

Confirmed are headliners Black Grape, Sugarhill Gang & Furious Five, Cast, along with The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Tom Hingley & The Karpets, The Now, Charlie Says, and more.

For the details as available please see the line-up page.

Tickets

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Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £50
adult weekend with camping: £60
Family (2x2) weekend: £80
under-15 weekend: Free (but needs ticket) 
day tickets also available

Debates

Saturday: the Working-Class Game, with goalkeeping legend Neville Southall, and more.

More Info

Camping is at Cyfarthfa Park grounds, a 10 minute walk to the festival venue and is also home to the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum, woodland walks, children's park and splash play area. For more information about the park visit www.cyfarthfa.com

Alternatively there's hotels and guesthouses in the area.


More information will be here when available.



Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2019
Penderyn Square, Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, CF47 8AP, Wales MAP
currently £50 or £60 with camping
daily capacity: 3000
last updated: Tue 7th May 2019


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