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Conor Oberst, Spoon to Play Merge’s 20th Anniversary Fest

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Superchunk members Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance’s North Carolina label Merge Records is celebrating 20 years of kicking out the jams with a five-day bash in their home state — and they’ve invited some of their best artists to join the party, including Spoon, M. Ward, and Conor Oberst.

The party, dubbed XX Merge, will take place July 22-25 at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC — and will end July 26 with a finale at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. It will also feature performances from Superchunk, the Rosebuds, Guv’ner, Polvo, Pipe, the Broken West, and Destroyer. More artists — both “expected” and “unexpected,” according to a statement — will be added to the bill in the coming weeks.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 8, at 10 A.M. EST on the Cat’s Cradle and Merge Records’ websites. Five-day passes run $150, while single-day passes will go on sale at a later, yet-to-be announced date.