Blog Merge Festival to throw a party January 18, 2009March 1, 2017 admin Merge is throwing a huge summer shindig to celebrate its 20th anniversary–XX Merge, five days of music starting July 22. Taking place in the southern summer weather of North Carolina, you’lll be sure to sweat your balls off. But at the same time, you’ll be jamming to some great music. And that’s all that matters. The lineup isn’t announced yet, but Brooklyn Vegan muses that Portastatic and Superchunk will be playing, and maybe Arcade Fire, and others.