Mike Peters and The Alarm have been confirmed as the headline act for Merthyr Rising 2018 and will appear on Sunday, May 27th, 2018.
The festival appearance will be one of only a handful of U.K. dates that The Alarm will play this year, and will coincide with the release of a brand new album on May 4th.
“It’s just over 30 years since The Alarm played at the Rhydycar Leisure Centre in November 1987,” says lead singer and proud Welshman – Mike Peters, “I’m grateful for this opportunity to be able to bring The Alarm back to Merthyr Tydfil and mark the birthplace of an event that showed how everyday people can act and stand up for themselves. The spirit of those 1831 actions is a huge part of what makes Alarm songs like ‘A New South Wales’ connect to people from all walks of life, especially those striving to create a better life for themselves, their family and their community.”
The Alarm appearance at Merthyr Rising will be the finale to band’s Bank Holiday Weekender events, which will see The Alarm perform major UK and US concerts over three separate weekends.
One of the Merthyr Rising organisers - Anthony Bunko confirmed, “The gig will see ‘The ‘Spirit of 76’ meet the ‘Spirit of 1831’. It’s going to be an iconic event and a Merthyr Rising night to remember, we’re absolutely thrilled to bring The Alarm to Penderyn Square”.