Merge Records Gets Destroyer, New Pornographers, Wye Oak for 35th Anniversary Festival

Superchunk, Fruit Bats, Torres, the Clientele, Hiss Golden Messenger and more will also perform at the event in Carrboro, NC, this July

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 2, 2024

As teased last month alongside the release of Superchunk's new 7-inch single, Merge Records has now revealed the lineup for its 35th anniversary festival.

Set to take place at the historic Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, this July 24 to 27, Merge 35 is the latest instalment in the series of hometown festival celebrations the revolutionary indie mecca throws every five years to commemorate its 1989 founding — the same year label co-founders Mac MacCaughan and Laura Ballance started Superchunk.

It perhaps goes without saying that Superchunk will be among the Merge artists old and new performing at this year's event, as well as Destroyer, New Pornographers, Wye Oak, Fruit Bats, Torres, the Clientele, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mary Timony, Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn and more.

Find the full lineup of performers in alphabetical order below. Tickets for Merge 35 go on sale next Friday (February 9) at 11 a.m. ET.

Merge Records 35:

A Giant Dog
Eric Bachmann
Greg Cartwright (of Reigning Sound)
The Clientele
Fruit Bats
Hiss Golden Messenger
Imperial Teen
David Kilgour
Mike Krol
H.C. McEntire
Carson McHone
The New Pornographers
Previous Industries
Redd Kross
Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn
Mary Timony
William Tyler
Wye Oak

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