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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Eisteddfod's latest update ...

Llangollen Eisteddfod chairman Dr Rhys Davies has sent the festival's latest update covering March ... 

The recent launch of our Llanfest line-up means that the concert strand for 2018 is now complete and we are looking forward immensely to this finale to the week on Sunday 8th July when Toploader, The Hoosiers and Kaiser Chiefs will take to the stage. 

Indie pop legends Kaiser Chiefs will headline in what will be one of the first opportunities in 2018 for fans in this region to see the band live.

The five-piece band from Leeds are best known for songs including Oh My God, I Predict a Riot and Ruby (you won’t be able to get this song out of your head for days!)

Kaiser Chiefs (pictured below) will be joined on the bill by renowned pop rock band, The Hoosiers known for chart-toppers Worried About Ray and Goodbye Mr. A., and nineties icons Toploader best known for their cover of Dancing In the Moonlight.

We’re delighted that local firm Knights Construction Group are sponsoring Llanfest this year and I look forward to developing a long term partnership with Matt and his team.

It’s so important that the Eisteddfod is grounded in the local community and that we work together to promote Llangollen. 

Tickets are priced at £70 (seated) and £55 (standing) and are now available online at or via the box office on 01978 862 001.

We would recommend that you buy early to get the best seats. I’ve already booked mine, but admittedly I did have to ‘You Tube’ some of the support acts to see what their music was like!

But that’s exactly what the Eisteddfod is all about, introducing you to new music that you wouldn’t necessarily listen to usually. So if you haven’t already heard of some of the artists, go look them up and I’m sure you’ll recognise some of their hits.

Llanfest will follow the same format as last year with music on three outside performance areas starting at 2pm before the headline acts in the main pavilion.

Details of the full outside stage programme will be released soon but I predict a riot of popular music throughout the afternoon! It promises to be a great memorable day out.

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. I am thrilled that the Eisteddfod week will end on such a high note. Where else would you see such a varied mix of performers in just six days, and right on your doorstep!

Alfie Boe, Calan, Van Morrison, Red Priest and our own Music Director Vicky Yannoula will all entertain us as part of the concert strand together with instrumentalists, soloists, choirs and dancers from all across the globe. There truly is something for everyone. Do visit the website for more details.

Watch out for further announcements about the full outside stage line-up, the field activities and our outreach performances in the town. 

If you are interested in volunteering this year we would like to hear from you. There is a volunteer registration on the website or contact the office on 01978 862000. 

Happy Easter!
Dr Rhys Davies,
Eisteddfod Chairman

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