Merge Records turn twenty years old this year and as a celebration, the label are holding a Festival this Summer in the USA (that's pretty awesome in our books).
The Festival has been dubbed XX Merge and takes place at The Cats Cradle and The Memorial Hall in North Carolina over July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th.
The initial line-up is: founders of the Merge label Superchunk, Conor Oberst, Spoon, Destroyer, M.Ward, The Rosebuds, Polvo, Pipe, The Broken West, Guv'ner and Spent with over twenty-five names expected to be confirmed for the event (fingers crossed for Arcade Fire...).
That's already a pretty impressive roster of bands so we're definitely looking forward to seeing who else the label are trying to grab for the event. Anyone got a spare-room in North Carolina we can hole-up in for a few days in July?