Llangollen to join the big NHS Singalong Live!

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be joining the NHS choir, staff and music stars from throughout the UK, in a national live singalong to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.

A brand new one-off live ITV programme on Wednesday 4th July will capture the crowds in Llangollen, NHS choir, celebrities and crowds coming together to try and beat a record for the biggest live sing along to be broadcast. The singalong in Llangollen will take place as the finale to the Classical Collection concert.

In partnership with Pendine Park, the Eisteddfod are pleased to be able to offer complimentary tickets to this evening concert in recognition of all hard working NHS staff. These tickets can be claimed by registering your details on our Eventbrite page here. We would encourage anyone and everyone to get involved!

The Classical Collection concert will encapsulate the magic of two of our favourite instruments – the piano and the human voice. Featuring the final of the International Voice of the Future competition, two-piano fireworks from Vicky Yannoula and Peter Jablonski and a powerful showcase performance from Wrexham-based choir, the Sirenian Singers.

The pavilion will come alive with the Beatles classic, ‘With a Little Help from my Friends’, as the singalong finale, lead by Colleen Nolan and friends, is broadcast live on ITV, connecting with other singalong sites across the country, including the infamous Abbey Road Studios in London.

As well as being an exciting event for festivalgoers at Llangollen Eisteddfod, the new star-studded single will be released on Friday 6th July, with all proceeds supporting the NHS.

The festival will also be giving away free day tickets to all Welsh NHS staff on Thursday 5th July and provide 20% off for the Thursday and Saturday evening concerts, in recognition of the special anniversary.

The following day (Thursday 5th July), the International Eisteddfod will honour Olwen Williams OBE, as Day President. With a life-long inspirational NHS career in medicine, Olwen will present her stories and memories of working in the NHS to crowds at the festival. Olwen received her royal title in 2005 and was awarded Welsh Woman of the Year in 2000.

Chairman at Llangollen Eisteddfod, Rhys Davies, commented: “Having worked as a GP within the NHS I fully understand and respect the wonderful work the NHS provides. We are so excited to be supporting the nation’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS. It is a perfect synergy of values and even timings as the International Eisteddfod celebrated its 70th last year; the NHS has enriched all our lives with vital medical and our festival enriches lives though music. “

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this year runs from Tuesday 3rd July to Sunday 8th July 2018.  As well as a series of evening concerts featuring Alfie Boe, Van Morrison and Kaiser Chiefs, The Hoosiers and Toploader, there will also be live performances from competitors, emerging bands, musicians and street performers from across the globe, as well as activities to entertain the children and food, drink and local craft stalls.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.llangollen.net or contact the box office. For regular news and updates about the Festival follow us on Twitter @llangollen_Eist or like our Facebook page Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.