Merge Records turns 30 in 2019. And to celebrate, the North Carolina-based indie label, founded by members of Superchunk, will be holding a music festival and launching a subscription service. The MRG30 Festival will take place in North Carolina from July 24-27. So far, the lineup has yet to be announced, though a kickoff show has been announced for March 30 at Haw River Ballroom, featuring Teenage Fanclub.
The label has also announced the Born Under a Good Sign subscription service, through which subscribers will receive four new LPs on colored vinyl from Merge artists, as well as other goodies such as limited-edition seven-inches. The price starts at $89 (not coincidentally the year the label launched) through the Merge Records store.