Perform at Llangollen 2024 – Competition Applications Now Open!

Llangollen 2024: 2-7 July 

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced details of how to compete or participate at Llangollen 2024. Across 29 categories, including nine new competitions, some of the world’s top music and dance talent will travel to the iconic peace festival in beautiful North Wales; where Wales Welcomes the World. 

A dedicated Participant website, and syllabus, contain all the information on how to apply, categories, arranging accommodation and more… 

Competitions continue to sit at the heart of the Llangollen Eisteddfod. They will take place during the core Eisteddfod week, Tuesday 2 – Sunday 7 July 2024. For competitors, there are some fabulous opportunities and prizes up for grabs, at this truly international celebration of all things musical and dance. First to open for applications are the group categories, followed by solo categories later this year.  

Chair of the Llangollen Eisteddfod Sarah Ecob said,
“We are delighted to open applications for what is one of the world’s most respected and renowned cultural competitions. Previous winners include Pavarotti no less.  At the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod we celebrate musical excellence and next year’s event will continue that tradition. This year, we have been determined to ensure that the Eisteddfod doesn’t just survive but thrives. It’s vital however to ensure that our usual, core festival ensures supporters continue to enjoy the traditional, competitive part of the Llangollen Eisteddfod.” 

As a way of celebrating the achievements of children and young people, a new Young Choir of the World competition is being introduced. For 2024 the winning choir will be showcased on the main stage at The Royal International Pavilion during the Wednesday 3 July evening concert.  

Solo finalists will also have the fantastic opportunity to perform in an evening concert. The International Voice of the Future will be part of the Saturday 6 July evening concert and, for the first time, International Voice of Musical Theatre finalists will perform with a live band in the Thursday 4 July evening concert (not to be missed!).  

Other new additions include the Open Dance (Solo, Duet and Trio) category for under 11yrs, 12-17yrs, and 18yrs & over, the Children’s Open Choirs category, and the welcome return of Chamber, Adult Folk Song Choirs, Instrumental Ensemble, Vocal and Instrumental Folk Solo.  

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is located in the beautiful hillside town of Llangollen in North East Wales. Main competitions take place in the magnificent 4000 seat Royal International Pavilion.  In 2024, either side of the core Eisteddfod week (2-7 July), there will be additional shows – including headliners Manic Street Preachers  & Suede (Friday 28 June), and Paloma Faith (Friday 21 June). 

Downloadable syllabus book, application forms and other competitor information available on  dedicated website: