Merge 25 Festival

Merge Records invites you to North Carolina to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary at Merge 25, a 4-day music festival taking place July 23–26, 2014, in Durham and Carrboro, NC.

Merge 25 Festival Schedule

Wednesday, July 23, at Baldwin Auditorium, Durham, NC
$35 – tickets on sale through Duke Performances

  • Lambchop performs Nixon
  • Mount Moriah
  • William Tyler

Thursday, July 24, at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
$49 – SOLD OUT

  • Superchunk
  • Reigning Sound
  • The Rock*A*Teens
  • The Clientele
  • Telekinesis
  • Eleanor Friedberger
  • Amor de Días
  • Hiss Golden Messenger

Friday, July 25, at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
$49 – SOLD OUT

  • Destroyer
  • Wye Oak
  • The Mountain Goats
  • David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s
  • Imperial Teen
  • Hospitality
  • Saint Rich
  • Vertical Scratchers

Saturday, July 26, in Carrboro, NC (outdoor party)
$65 on sale via Cat's Cradle

  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Caribou
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • Bob Mould
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Ex Hex
  • The Love Language
  • The Music Tapes

To recap:

Full-festival passes are sold out.

Individual tickets to Thursday and Friday’s Cat’s Cradle shows are also sold out, but tickets are still available for Wednesday’s show at Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, and Saturday’s outdoor party in Carrboro. Children under 10 get in free to Saturday's event when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.


If you are traveling from out of town, there are a number of hotels located close to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. 

Chapel Hill University Inn (located 3.7 miles from the Cat’s Cradle) has a block of rooms held for Merge 25 attendees. Special rates ($69/night) are available. Visit this link to book before July 9 or until room availability has run out.

Other hotel options in the area:

Hampton Inn & Suites, Carrboro, NC (400 feet – walking distance to the Cat’s Cradle)

The Franklin Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC (0.5 mile – walking distance to the Cat’s Cradle)

The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC (1 mile – walking distance to the Cat’s Cradle)

Aloft Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC (3 miles from Cat’s Cradle)

Quality Inn Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC (3.8 miles from Cat’s Cradle)


Merge Records would like to thank the following sponsors for helping us make the Merge 25 festival possible.