Competitions at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod got underway on Tuesday, in exciting festival-event that will last up until this Sunday 14th July.
Tuesday showed how good weather can ensure a fantastic turnout and amazing atmosphere, with a 44% increase on visitors compared to last year. Nearly five and a half thousand people enjoyed the Eisteddfod on Tuesday. The evening concert saw a 3,376 strong audience go along to enjoy the fantastic evening of entertainment that included a male voice choir of 222. This gave the Tuesday total as around 7,346 people, a third more than expected.
The atmosphere, 3 days in is absolutely amazing, with people travelling from all over the world to compete and also to enjoy the shows. Talent representing the area include the likes of rising jazz star Jamie Brownfields, 21, from North Wales, who has also inspired an iron sculpture display. Jamie will be sharing the bill with his hero Jools Holland on Sunday night – which is not to be missed!
Jamie will perform with his seven piece band brass, Herbert Spiffington Allstars, just before piano supremo Jools Holland takes to the stage on the Sunday. Some of the main events taking place throughout the festival include Folk Friday, Family Day, Llanfest, Great Day Out, Street Theatre, Outside stags, Recitals, ‘Meet the Judges’, World Music, Concerts in the Community, Competitions and of course plenty of stalls and hospitality.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic occasion taking place in Llangollen, which has proved to be a worthwhile and entertaining event year after year. Make the most of the weather this weekend and enjoy some of the most incredible talent to grace North Wales. For more information, such as the schedule and location, see the Llangollen International Eisteddfod website.