The Fratellis and The Coral to headline Llanfest 2019

Celebrated British rock bands, The Fratellis and The Coral have announced their double headline appearance at Llanfest, the finale party of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, on Sunday 7th July in Llangollen, North Wales.

The influential band from the Wirral, The Coral, who recently released their critically acclaimed new album Move Through The Dawn will fill the International Pavilion with perfectly-crafted melodic and eccentric songs as well as renowned classics including Dreaming of You, Pass it On and In the Morning.

Also taking to the stage will be award-winning Scottish band, The Fratellis, who roared into their second decade with their fifth album, In Your Own Sweet Time in 2017. The three-piece will rock the Pavilion with their famous top 10 singles, Chelsea Dagger and Whistle For The Choir as well as some new hits which push the band’s mantric sound in vivid new directions.

The show will be both bands’ first gig of the year in North Wales and one of the first opportunities in 2019 for fans in the region to see them live. Both iconic rock bands will be joined on the bill by Platinum selling, Indie-Rockers, The Pigeon Detectives, with the likes of This is an Emergency and Take Her Back, and nineties power pop rock trio, Dodgy, with their nostalgic hits Staying out for the Summer and Good Enough.

Llanfest is a recent addition to the Llangollen Eisteddfod, which is already renowned for its choral music, opera galas and classical concerts, as well as world music, jazz, rhythm and blues and folk music performances. One of the world’s most inspiring and multicultural festivals, which this year runs from Monday 1st July – Sunday 7th July 2019, it welcomes more than 4,000 performers and up to 50,000 visitors across the week.

The announcement of The Fratellis and The Coral’s 2019 appearance follows the huge success of Indie pop legends; Kaiser Chiefs in 2018 and legendary Welsh band Manic Street Preachers in 2017, who raised the roof of the pavilion at the festival both years.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 1st February at 9am and can be purchased online here or via the box office on 01978 862001.

This year, the layout of the Pavilion has been changed with rear seating being removed and additional standing available at the front of the stage to increase capacity to more than 5,200, making it one of the festival’s biggest ever gigs. A tiered seating area will also be available in the middle of the arena.

Speaking of the announcement of the show, The Coral frontman, James Skelly, said: “We can’t wait to be a part of a festival which brings together musical talent from all over the world, and in such a beautiful location in North Wales.

“We’re really excited to join such a brilliant line-up for Llanfest 2019, to come together with other artists to support the ethos of global peace at a festival is something quite special. It’s going to be one of those stand-out summer gigs for sure”.

Music Director of the festival, Edward-Rhys Harry, said: “The Llangollen Eisteddfod was created to heal the wounds of the Second World War and bring communities from across the globe together through musical performance, in the spirit of international friendship and peace.

“Llanfest was introduced to spread this message to a wider audience, by bringing new and more contemporary music genres to the festival, while still remaining true to its traditional values.

“The Fratellis and The Coral are the perfect mix of two iconic bands whose upbeat indie rock hits resonate across generations, the day is certain to bring thousands together to enjoy a high-energy finale to our 2019 festival.”

The Fratellis, The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives and Dodgy will appear at Llanfest 2019 at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Sunday 7th July 2019.  There will be live performances from a range of artists from 2pm on the outside stages and support acts The Pigeon Detectives and Dodgy will perform in the main Pavilion, before The Fratellis and The Coral take to the stage. For more information and to buy tickets click here or contact the Box Office on 01978 862001.