Merthyr Rising Festival

  • Penderyn Square, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Wales
  • May 24th - 26th 2019


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Merthyr Rising Festival

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.


No acts have been announced yet.

Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £30
adult weekend with camping: £50
Family (2×2) weekend: £60
under-15 weekend: Free (but needs ticket)

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.

Alternatively there’s hotels and guesthouses in the area