It’s an enormous pleasure to be writing my first newsletter to you all, with the wonderful news that we will return to live music-making in July 2022.
Since joining the Eisteddfod at the start of November the team and I have been working flat out to bring you all a celebration worthy of our 75 years existence. Although the festival will be slightly shorter, and will take place on the field and in the main Pavilion arena without the usual extension to ensure the safety of all our audiences while Covid restrictions are still in place, I hope you’ll agree that we have captured the best of all that Llangollen has to offer.
I look forward to meeting many of you next summer, if not before. If you’d like to read more about my background, take a look at the news post on our website. [https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/appointment-of-new-executive-producer-for-llangollen-international-musical-eisteddfod/]
With all warm wishes for this Christmas and the year ahead,
We’re Back – 2022 Concerts Announced!
We are delighted to announce that after a two-year hiatus from live events, we will return in 2022 with competitions, concerts and celebrations galore for our 75th anniversary!
As a valued supporter, we wanted you to be the first to know and to give you the opportunity to book your favourite seats now. Priority booking will be available to Festival Pass Holders, Friends of the Eisteddfod and customers with credit on account carried over from 2020, from 10am on Monday 13 December, with tickets going on sale to the general public from 10am on Monday 20 December.
Two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, will perform together in Llangollen for the first time to open the 2022 programme (postponed from 2020), in a wonderful evening of music and camaraderie. Other Llangollen 2022 debuts include Grammy Award winner Anoushka Shankar with Manu Delago and the Britten Sinfonia, and of course our ever popular Llanfest line-up (announced very shortly!).
If your friends and family would also like to be the first to book their seats, they are welcome to join Friends of the Eisteddfod or become a Festival Pass Holder to benefit from these special privileges.
Or why not treat your loved ones to a Llangollen concert ticket – the perfect present to gift for Christmas, and enjoy in 2022. Our gift vouchers and priority booking schemes can be purchased by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of our box office opening hours and contact details will be sent out later this week.
Full 2022 Listings:
Thursday 07 July | 7.30pm | £48, £37 | Back In Harmony: Russell Watson and Aled Jones
Following their 2019 sell-out In Harmony tour, two of the world’s most loved classical voices launch the Llangollen 2022 concert programme performing songs from their album, Back In Harmony.
*Please note that we have a limited number of tickets available for this concert and anticipate high demand so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.*
Friday 08 July| 8pm |£42, £34, £26 | Anoushka Shankar & Manu Delago In Concert
In this captivating concert highlights from Anoushka Shankar’s catalogue are presented in new arrangements by Jules Buckley, featuring several co-written with her friend and collaborator Manu Delago, whose solo compositions round out the performance, for an evening that will transport audiences on a wild and surprising ride.
Saturday 09 July | 7.30pm | £30, £25 | Choir of the World, Dance Champions & Voice of the Future 2022
Choral finalists compete for the coveted Choir of the World title and the Pavarotti Trophy. Alongside this we crown the 2022 Dance Champions with the Lucille Armstrong Trophy, and the International Voice of the Future. Expect an evening to remember with the best performers and dancers from across the globe.
Sunday 12 July | from 12pm | £28 | Llanfest
Llanfest has quickly become a firm favourite in the summer festival diary with outside stages featuring live music throughout the day and a chilled, family friendly, atmosphere in the spectacular setting of the Dee Valley. Details of our 2022 headliner and main stage support acts are coming very soon. Make sure you book now to avoid disappointment!