In a break from tradition the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has taken its annual ‘Parade of Nations’ to the streets of nearby towns and cities.
The annual ‘vibrant carnival of cultures’ parade features performers waving flags representing their nation. It has always taken place in the quaint festival host town of Llangollen. For the first time in the festival’s history, volunteers toured the streets of Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham and Oswestry to celebrate the launch of the International Eisteddfod’s fun-filled daytime programme.
Yesterday’s mini parades included young students from local school, Ysgol Dinas Brân, and visited Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham and Oswestry on a tour to announce the festival launch.
Chairman of the festival, Dr Rhys Davies said: “Showcasing an array of colourful flags, our international parade marched through the towns in a vivacious display of international unity and friendship.
“It’s always extremely exciting announcing our daytime line-up and we hope that our parade inspires everyone to join us for our week-long festival of music and dance this summer.”
From Tuesday 2nd July to Saturday 6th July, the festival field is immersed in a sea of vibrant colours and eclectic sounds, with impromptu singing and dancing from across the globe. Enjoy a unique day out with plenty of experiences to choose from: circus skills, arts and crafts activities, dance workshops, face painting and a range of exhibitions, stalls and international food outlets.
The three outdoor stages host a variety of live world music and dance, folk, classical, jazz, indie, acoustic, roots, and opera, celtic reggae, and rock, whilst world-class entertainment continues in the main pavilion where choirs, dancers and soloists from different nations compete for international recognition and prizes.
Tickets for the star-studded 2019 Llangollen Eisteddfod are on sale and can be purchased online here or via the box office (01978 862001). An early bird £5 Ground ticket offer is available using the discount code NEWS19.