Razorlight and Kids In Glass Houses for Merthyr Rock

Thursday 31 May 2012, 12:00

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Merthyr Rock, Hay Festival's rock and indie offshoot, has today announced the first tranche of artists confirmed for the late summer event.

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Razorlight, Kids In Glass Houses, Deaf Havana, Saves The Day, Yashin and Arcane Roots will perform at Merthyr Rock, which takes place at the town's Cyfarthfa Park from 31 August to 2 September.

Aled Phillips of Kids In Glass Houses said: "We curated a stage at Merthyr Rock last year and spent the day at the festival having a great time. Now this year we're honoured to be playing what is set to be a fantastic weekend."

Rhodri Jones, festival director, said: "We had an incredible response to the festival last year, and this year's event is going to be bigger, better, bolder and an awesome way to end this summer."

The 'boutique' festival is a 14-plus event (under-16s must accompanied by an adult). You can follow the festival on Twitter with the hashtag #mrock or on Facebook.

Video footage from last year's inaugural event is available on Vimeo.

In 2006 the Hay Festival started the Hay-On-Earth Project and for the past six years have been engaged in a programme of managing and mitigating their environmental impact. "Our aim is that all waste created by Merthyr Rock will be separated and recycled," said Jones.

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