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INTERVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE
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Blitz Kids, Feed the Rhino, LostAlone and More Complete Merthyr Rock Line-Up

The final names for next months Merthyr Rock festival has been announced with the likes of Blitz Kids, Feed the Rhino, LostAlone, Save Your Breath, Colt 45 and The One Hundred amongst the names completing the line-up.

The one-day event takes place at Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil on August 17th, and is headlined by Taking Back Sunday. Whilst Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, and The Blackout are also set to play.

The full list of additions are:

Blitz Kids
Feed the Rhino
LostAlone
The One Hundred
Colt 45
Save Your Breath
En Garde
Continents
When We Were Wolves
Falling With Style
Reaper In Sicily
Breathe In The Silence

Further information on Merthyr Rock can be found here. Click read more for the full line-up.

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Taking Back Sunday and More Announced for Merthyr Rock

The Merthyr Rock festival will be making its return this summer after taking a year off in 2013.

The one-day event will be headlined by Taking Back Sunday and they will be joined by Anti-Flag, Reel Big Fish and The Blackout.

Merthyr Rock 2014 takes place at Cyfartha Castle in Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday, August 17th.

Tickets are £25 and can be purchased from merthyrrock.com.

Merthyr Rock Not Taking Place in 2013

The organisers behind the Merthyr Rock festival have announced the event won’t be taking place this year due to “overwhelming economic pressures.”

Organisers posted the following message:

"We’re sad to announce that due to overwhelming economic pressures there won’t be a Merthyr Rock in 2013. Thank you for your support that made the festival such a great success in 2011 and 2012.

Team MRock”

Live Photos: Kids In Glass Houses - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos : Deaf Havana - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: A - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: Blowgoat - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: Marmozets - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: The James Cleaver Quintet - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: Verses - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: Skindred - Merthyr Rock 2012

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Live Photos: Lower Than Atlantis - Merthyr Rock 2012

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Live Photos: Save Your Breath - Merthyr Rock 2012

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Live Photos: We Are The Ocean - Merthyr Rock 2012


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Live Photos: Don Broco - Merthyr Rock 2012


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