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Llangollen International Eisteddfod

The International Eisteddfod is an annual music and dance festival (held in July) that attracts choirs, dance groups, soloist and instrumentalists from around the world.  It was established in 1947 by Harold Tudor, Gwynn Williams and George Northing and has hosted many world class performers and other celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Katherine Jenkins, Nigel Kennedy, Barbara Dixon, Kiri Te Kanawa, Prince Charles & Princess Diana, Bryn Terfel, James Galway, Montserrat Caballe, Willard White, Elaine Page, José Carreras, Hayley Westerna, Honor Blackman and Terry Waite.

Over 5,000 competitors from around 50 countries perform to audiences of more than 50,000 over the 6 days of the event.  A purpose built pavilion hosts the main events on the Eisteddfod field.  A colourful parade is usually held on the Tuesday of the Eisteddfod week, when both the locals and visitors sing, dance, and play musical instruments as they walk through the streets of Llangollen.  Related events take place in the town and along the banks of the river throughout the week.

Competitors by the river Dee at Llangollen Eisteddfod Llangollen street parade Terry Waite at Llangollen Eisteddfod

Other events have also been hosted in Llangollen, including Hot Air Balloon Festivals, The Llangollen Fringe Festival, Food Festivals, Mountain Biking Events, Canoeing Events, Sheepdog Trials, Antique Fairs and pop concerts featuring artists including the Stereophonics, Catatonia, The Levellers and Cerys Matthews.

To find out about Events in Llangollen, please visit our Events Calendar.

Cerys Matthews in Llangollen Town Hall Honour Blackman at the Music of James Bond Concert Llangollen Balloon Festival

For events in and around Llangollen please see http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/events/Llangollen_650.htm



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