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Update: COVID-19 Llangollen 2021

In light of the ongoing global battle against Coronavirus, we are working on plans to adapt the format of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for July 2021.

There continues to be significant uncertainty about the possibility of mass events in Wales in the summer of 2021 and we recognise that the Covid-19 restrictions operating around the world have had a significant impact on the groups of choirs and dancers that would usually attend our event. These circumstances mean that we have decided to suspend the traditional live competition strands for Llangollen 2021, and reimagine our event in a way that can be delivered safely but which will still capture the magic of our international Eisteddfod.

We are working hard to create a format for Llangollen 2021 involving digital options and a weekend hybrid event featuring artists from the 2020 concert programme including Llanfest. Details will be confirmed in the late Spring when further information about government guidelines is expected and we will have clarity about what can be achieved.

Further updates will be shared through our website and social media channels.

Please find our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

Customer FAQs

Will there be an Eisteddfod in 2021?

There won’t be the usual Eisteddfod unfortunately, but we are currently working on plans for Llangollen 2021 which are being adapted in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Regrettably, there will be no live competitions or daytime programme in 2021, but we are considering alternative formats such as a weekend hybrid event and digital options.

What are the dates for Llangollen 2021?

As we are still working on plans for the format and length of Llangollen 2021 we are not in a position to confirm the exact dates of festival yet. However, we expect that the programme will run between the 6th – 11th July 2021.

I have retained my tickets from 2020 – how will this affect me?

Festival Pass holders and customers who have tickets for our daytime programme or Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night concerts will be contacted by our Box Office to confirm their ticketing options.
Customers who have tickets for Aled Jones and Russell Watson or Llanfest are not affected and should retain their tickets.

When will there be further news about the programme for Llangollen 2021?

Details will be confirmed in the late Spring when further information about government guidelines is expected and we will have clarity about what can be achieved.

How do I get regular updates about Llangollen 2021?

You can sign up to our mailing list, which will ensure that you get our updates at the earliest opportunity. Please use the sign-up facility on the bottom of the Home page of this website to subscribe to the list. Further information will also be posted on our social media channels and website.

If I can’t make the rescheduled date in 2021, am I entitled to a full refund?

You’re entitled to a full ticket refund back to your original payment method (for cash, cheque or expired cards we will contact you to arrange alternative payment options). However, please note, the refund will be for the ticket price only as any additional costs such as postage and commission fees are non refundable. This is because we have already paid the charges incurred by processing your original order or posting out your tickets.

I have tickets booked via a ticket agent (Ticketmaster, Gigantic). Who should I contact me if I need refund or exchange?

All tickets purchased via agents will be dealt with via the agent directly. We are working with our agent partners and will be keeping them fully updated on developments with Llangollen 2021.

I’m keen to support Llangollen during these difficult times. How can I do this?

If you are in a position to support and help us over the coming months, please visit the Donate page . We would be very grateful for any support.

Looking for information about participating in Llangollen? Please visit our Participants’ website

Llangollen 2020: COVID-19 Update

Following the latest government advice about the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone the 74th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2020.  We are now working hard with our partners and artists to reschedule for Llangollen 2021.


**Cancelled** (Updated 16/3/20) Llangollen Eisteddfod celebrates ‘friendship, harmony and goodwill’ as it hosts its second annual Cymanfa Ganu

Cymanfa Ganu

UPDATE 16/3/20

***We have been monitoring developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have come to the decision to cancel our scheduled Cymanfa Ganu on the 27th March in St Collen’s Church. Customers who had already purchased tickets for the Cymanfa Ganu will be refunded.

Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and communicate with you about our plans for Llangollen 2020 in July as the situation develops.***


A UK première, Elin Manahan Thomas and a ‘Llangollen-Special’ performance by Only Men Aloud

Elin Manahan Thomas

We are delighted to announce more details of our Langollen 2020 line-up which includes the UK première of Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat featuring soloist Elin Manahan Thomas and a ‘Llangollen-Special’ performance by Only Men Aloud.

International Eisteddfod Artistic Director, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry said:

“It is a real coup to have the UK première of Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat at Llangollen 2020 and to be able to welcome back the exceptional Elin Manahan Thomas. It has also been a joy to work closely with Only Men Aloud to create a special repertoire around our founding mission of peace and harmony in what promises to be a wonderful and unique performance by this well-loved choir.”

Fusion (Wednesday 8 July) sees eclectic musical elements from different cultures sit side by side. The first part of the evening will present the UK première of German composer, Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat, where this traditional choral work is fused with rhythm and harmonies of Latin America with Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova and Cha-Cha.


International Dance Day at Ty Pawb

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be hosting a free ‘International Dance Day’ workshop for all ages and abilities at Wrexham’s Ty Pawb on Saturday 1st February, from 11am until 1pm. (more…)

Llangollen Eisteddfod Launches 2020 Programme

The unique celebration of global peace and harmony returns for its 74th Eisteddfod, with daily performances and competitions, featuring some of the most prestigious artists and choirs from around the world

Llanfest’s Fratellis Finale Rocks North Wales

The Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis and the Merseyside music legends The Coral bring Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 to a tumultuous close.

Llangollen’s Llanfest, the finale festival of the annual International Eisteddfod, drew to a celebratory end last night (Sunday 7th July) with an immense set from joint headliners, The Fratellis and The Coral.