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Sir Bryn and First Minister send happy 75th birthday messages to iconic peace festival

Bryn Terfel

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel and First Minister Mark Drakeford are leading a chorus of congratulation for an iconic festival that’s celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Also among those who’ve sent their best wishes to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is the popular singer and TV presenter, Aled Jones, who will be performing at this year’s event.
After a Covid-enforced absence, competitors are returning to Llangollen just in time to mark the momentous milestone.

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Indie rock stars Amber Run join joyous jamboree to celebrate 100 years of music

Global indie rock sensations Amber Run and blues powerhouse Elles Bailey will be among the stars as North Wales gears up for one of its greatest ever festivals.
They will be taking to the famous pavilion stage for a “joyous, family-friendly jamboree” as the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod returns as a physical event for the first time since 2019. (more…)

Festival’s purple patch will be a Wales first

Accessibility

An international festival is to become the first major event in Wales to provide a special safe chill-out space for people with special and additional needs.
This year’s four-day Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is back live again to celebrate its 75th anniversary, starting on Thursday, July 7, and will include a dedicated quiet zone at the heart of the Eisteddfod field. (more…)

Sitar star Anouskha Shankar in tune with festival’s peace message

The hypnotising sound of the sitar will be creating a buzz at an international festival when seven times Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar performs in Wales for the very first time.
Shankar will be taking centre stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod at 8pm on Friday, July 8, and tickets are on sale now as the event prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
She was taught how to play the instrument by her father, the legendary musician Ravi Shankar, who performed with The Beatles. (more…)

Great-gran Moira, 92, launches search for fellow veterans of 1947 peace festival

Competitors who took part in first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be presented with commemorative medals

A music loving 92-year-old great-grandmother is spearheading an appeal to find veterans of the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 1947.
Retired teacher Moira Humphreys was a member of the Coedpoeth Youth Choir who took to the stage at the inaugural festival which was established to promote peace in the aftermath of the Second World War. (more…)

Mega prize attracts world’s best young singers to North Wales

Voice of the Future

Twenty four of the world’s best young singers will be vying for a prestigious international prize at a top festival in North Wales.

Competitors from as far afield as China, America, Spain, Latvia and Estonia will be battling for the title of Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (more…)

International Llangollen Eisteddfod and Llangollen Fringe Festival join forces to create Llanfest – a celebration of 100 years of music in Llangollen

Llanfest

World-famous peace festival returns 7-10th July 2022 after two-year hiatus with new-look Llanfest on Sunday 10th

This July, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Llangollen Fringe Festival join forces to celebrate two significant cultural milestones for the town; the Eisteddfod’s 75th anniversary, and the Fringe’s 25th which combine to make an amazing 100 years of summer festivals in Llangollen. (more…)

2022 Daytime Competition and Field tickets are now on sale!

Plan your summer early and book your Day and Field entry tickets for Llangollen 2022. Tickets go on sale this morning at 10am!  For more information on ticket types and what’s on please see below.

Pavilion Day

Want to see the vocal stars of the future, worlds best choirs, amazing folk dance from across the globe – book your seat in the pavilion now so you don’t miss out!

For more information visit: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod What’s On

Pavilion Day Tickets:
Full Price – £16
Child Price – £6
(Booking Fees apply)

Pavilion Day tickets include full access to the Field and a reserved seat in the Pavilion for daytime competitions – please be aware that competition schedules are subject to change.

Thursday 7th July – Children’s Day

Field open for members of the public and ticket holders from 10.30am until 10.00pm.

Your allocated seat will be available in the Pavilion arena for the Young Peacemakers Awards and afternoon competitions from 12:00pm

The first full day of competitions is not to be missed as children’s choirs and children’s folk dance groups take centre stage. We also feature the WCIA Young Peacemakers Awards.

Young Peace Makers Awards – celebrating young people who have contributed to peace and global citizenship in their school, youth group, local community or overseas in a variety of ways.

Friday 8th July – International Youth Day

Field open for members of the public and ticket holders from 08:30am until 10.00pm.

Don’t miss the beautifully polished harmonies of the Youth Choirs and A Cappella Group competitions, and the colourful performances of the Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance Group.

Also introducing a brand new competition; Young Folk Ensemble. Our Soloist competitions also begin today, taking centre stage with Voice of Musical Theatre, Vocal Solo categories and Young and Junior Instrumentalists competitions.

Saturday 9th July  – Family Day

Field open for members of the public and ticket holders from 08:30am until 10.00pm.

Our main choral competition day is not to be missed, as choirs from all across the globe will perform on the prestigious Eisteddfod stage. You can see the world’s best Mixed, Youth, Female, Male, Open Choirs and new for 2022 Show Choirs battle it out to be crowned Choir of the World. 

Today we also introduce our new Contemporary Dance competition. Winners from this competition will join the winners from the Traditional and Choreographed Dance competitions to compete for the Dance Champions title on Saturday evening.

Field Admission

Field Day Adult £12
Field Day Concession £10
Field Day Child 5+ £5
Field Day Child under 5 FREE
Family tickets also available
(Booking Fees apply)

Tickets are available to book for Thursday 7th July – Children’s Day, Friday 8th July – International Youth Day and Saturday 9th July – Family Day.

We have a special reduced Evening Field entry price of £5, valid from 4.30pm Thursday-Saturday.

Field Day tickets include full access to the grounds with admission into the Pavilion in blocks D and H on first come, first served basis.

This July we’ll be presenting a completely revamped outdoor site, with music, dance, talks, comedy, food, drink, shopping, workshops and pop-up entertainment, designed to delight and surprise! Come and relax, or come and expand your mind, with a programme bursting with family-friendly events running from mid-morning until 9pm.

Will you need parking? You can also pre-book your parking space for £5.00 when purchasing your tickets. This can be added to your basket during the booking process. This is an all-day ticket from 8:00am.

2022 Group and Solo competition applications open!

 

Croeso! Welcome!

Following a two-year hiatus from live competitions, I am delighted to announce that applications to take part in the ‘Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’, which takes place from Thursday 7th July – Sunday 10th July 2022, are now open!

Download 2022 Syllabus here

Visit Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Participants’ Website  for more competition information. (more…)