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Llangollen 2020 FAQs

FAQs

Please find below Frequently Asked Questions regarding Llangollen 2020.

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, 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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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Llangollen Eisteddfod Launches 2020 Programme

This week, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod reveals its 2020 line-up (7-12 July 2020) and has opened its priority booking in time for Christmas.

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, culminating with the world renowned Choir of the World award.

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Penarth Performer Goes For Gold Down Under

Welsh performer, who triumphed in Llangollen, impresses crowds at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Jodi Bird, aged 21 from Penarth, who won International Voice of Musical Theatre 2019 at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this year, flew to Australia last week to perform as part of her prize.

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Rhys Meirion Returns to Llangollen for a Merry Christmas Concert

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be celebrating the launch of its 2020 programme by hosting an International Christmas concert with Welsh tenor, Rhys Meirion, and presented by Nic Parry, on Sunday 15th December.

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Llangollen Competition Entries Open on International Day of Peace

Festival of music, dance and peace celebrates by launching on International Day of Peace, 21st September

Over 4,000 dance, choral and instrumental artistes from around the world perform and compete at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod each year. Prestigious awards in 2020 include the world renowned Choir of the World and Dance Champions of the World with new award categories also being launched this year.

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