Fri 25/May/2018 - Sun 27/May/2018 All day

About Merthyr Rising Festival

Merthyr Rising is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resistance at the birthplace of the red flag. We’re an urban festival taking place at Penderyn Square, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

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.

Tickets for Merthyr Rising Festival are now available. Tickets can be bought as day or weekend passes with camping options also available. Under 13's are free when accompanied by an adult.

Last Updated - Fri - 04 / May / 18