25/05/18

Merthyr Rising

Date: 25/05/18 to the 27/05/18
Time: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

On Penderyn Square (opposite Redhouse).

Merthyr Rising is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resistance at the birthplace of the red flag.

The festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising. The Merthyr Rising of 1831 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 we annually celebrate this symbolic event through a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.

Friday:
DREADZONE
Michael Sheen
Afro Cluster
Chapel Row
Upbeat Sneakers
Chris King
Public Order
Chew
Carolines
The Pitchforks
Dawn Bowden AM
Pippa Bartoloti
Leanne Wood AM

Saturday
ROLAND GIFT (Fine Young Cannibals)
Ruts DC
Captain Ska
Roughneck Riot
Foreign Legion
Robb Johnson
Local Enemy
Tracy Island
Red Poets
Kids Rave with DJ Barsi
Jack Mason
Ava
Al Moses
Acid House Therapy
Kunle Olulonde
Rusty Egan
Paul Gray
Brendan O’Neill
Mark Drakeford
Merthyr Rising Little Ravers’ Club
Dave Randall
Piers Corbyn

Sunday
THE ALARM
The Blockheads
Beans On Toast
Eva Lazarus
Florence Black
Regime
Cynthia McKinney
Joe Kelly
Moon Birds
The Sunsets
Y Ffug
Bryony Sier
Zephur Wolves
Gareth Hopkins DJ Set
The Homegrown
Dr Bob Gill
Police Rave Unit
Roge McKenzie
Tom Hingley

For further information and tickets visit the website: www.merthyrrising.uk

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