|Picture by Mike Jones.|
Two Wrexham businesses will
sponsor this year’s Llanfest which will wind up this year's Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Sunday July 7.
Wrexham-based housing developer SG Estates and
Wrexham Lager have been named joint backers of the event which will this year star The Fratellis, The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives
and nineties power pop rock trio Dodgy.
is the first year SG Estates has sponsored the festival and the company says it is committed to preserving its Welsh heritage and supporting
Managing director Steve Griffin said:
“It is at the heart of our local community in
Llangollen. As a company dedicated to sustaining and developing the area,
we are keen to support this local event and we see this year’s sponsorship as
the start of a long-term partnership.”
Wrexham Lager’s involvement in the event goes back over 70 years, shown by the fact that
festival organisers have found an advert for the brewery in the first official
International Eisteddfod programme from 1947 (pictured below).
Roberts from Wrexham Lager said: “The festival is without doubt one of the
highlights of our calendar and we are proud to be one of its longest standing sponsors.
have been supporting the ethos of the festival from its inception all those
years ago, bringing diverse communities
together to enjoy and celebrate as one.”
Llanfest was launched in 2011 as the eisteddfod’s finale party to introduce the event to new, younger audiences and
attract festival-goers from across the country.
The announcement of The Fratellis and The Coral’s
appearance follows the success of Indie pop legends Kaiser Chiefs in
2018 and legendary Welsh band Manic Street Preachers in 2017.
Tickets start at just £39 and go on general sale
today (February 1).
Organisers have introduced a new layout for 2019, freeing up extra space
in the Pavilion, with additional premium standing available at the front of the
This will see capacity increase to more than 5,200. As well as this, a tiered seating area will also be available in the
middle of the arena.
There will be
live performances from a range of local artists from 2pm on the outside stages
and the support acts Dodgy and The Pigeon Detectives will run from 6.15pm in
the Pavilion, before The Fratellis and The Coral take to the stage.
* For more information and to buy
tickets go to www.llangollen.net or contact
the Box Office on 01978
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