Take a look back at photos and videos from the festival this past July and celebrate all over again.


How do I get tickets?
All shows are sold out except for the Saturday show. Tickets are available for $65 and can be purchased via Cat’s Cradle. Wednesday's opening-night after-party at Motorco is $5 at the door.

Where can I pick up my 4-day festival pass?
Visit our Tickets & Passes page for locations and times.

If I purchased a festival pass but am unable to attend, can I change the name on my pass?
Yes. Please email with your name, the new passholder’s name, and their email as soon as possible.

What is the lineup each night?
Visit our Lineup page for bands and set times.

Where can I park? If I don't have a car, how can I get to the shows?
Visit our Hotels & Transportation page for a list of local travel options and parking information. We strongly encourage walking, biking, and carpooling whenever possible. Allow ample time to get to your destination!

Will Saturday’s outdoor concert take place if it rains?
Yes, it will go on, rain or shine! If severe weather delays the show, each band’s set time and length will be adjusted so as to finish by 10 pm, which is the mandatory noise curfew.

Can I bring a chair or a blanket to sit on?
Sorry, due to space constraints, chairs and blankets will not be permitted in the concert area. We understand that it will be a long and potentially hot day, so Cat's Cradle and the Back Room/Squarespace Lounge will be open whenever you need a break from being outdoors.

Is re-entry at the Saturday outdoor concert allowed?
Yes. If you leave the concert area on Saturday, you will be given a ticket or wristband that allows you to re-enter.

Can I take pictures at the shows?
No photography will be allowed during Neutral Milk Hotel’s set on Saturday. You may take pictures at the other performances, but please avoid using flash. Also, if an artist takes the stage and asks not to be photographed, please respect their decision. We highly recommend that you put away your camera/phone and just enjoy the rock!

I hear North Carolina can get really hot in the summer. Will there be free water?
There will be bottled water available for purchase as well as free water stations. You may bring an empty water bottle to fill up inside the gates on Saturday.

Will there be alcohol for sale?
No food or beverages of any kind will be permitted inside Baldwin Auditorium on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, Cat’s Cradle will be selling beer inside, and both beer and liquor will be available inside the Cat’s Cradle Back Room/Squarespace Lounge. On Saturday, beer will be for sale inside Cat’s Cradle and outside at the show, and both beer and liquor will be available inside the Back Room/Squarespace Lounge.

Be aware that many local bars are required by law to charge a nominal one-time membership fee from patrons.

Also, some establishments accept CASH ONLY (including Cat's Cradle), so visit an ATM and stock up prior to the shows.

What are my dining options?
There are lots of great restaurants within walking distance of Cat’s Cradle! And on Saturday, there will be several food vendors stationed around the perimeter of the concert area. However, we ask that you do not bring any food into the concert area.

Will there be special Merge 25 gear?
Merge will have special anniversary t-shirts, tote bags, posters, and other items for sale all weekend long—in addition to music, of course! Cash, credit cards, and debit cards ($5 minimum) accepted.

How do I stay up to date on information regarding the festival?
Stay tuned to this website for the latest news, and keep up with our TwitterFacebook, and Instagram accounts.