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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Eisteddfod attracts 33,000 visitors

* Competitors came from around the world.
The eisteddfod has revealed that this year's festival attracted more visitors than in recent years. 

A spokesperson said: "Despite disappointing pre-sales, the weather has been glorious and helped us attract 33,000 visitors throughout the week.

"There was an increase of over 20% in daytime visitors compared to last year and the highest number of participants for over four years.

"Specific highlights for us included the wonderful launch concert with Jools Holland playing with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and telling the audience that Llangollen was by far his favourite festival in the world, and welcoming new international groups from places as far away as Ghana, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the United States. 

“The competitions reached a climax on Saturday with local choir, John’s Boys from Rhosllannerchrugog, winning Choir of the World. It is only the third time that a Welsh choir has won the coveted title. 

"Our finale was Llanfest, the all-day party on Sunday.

"We couldn’t be prouder of the entire festival team, especially the 800 volunteers who have worked tirelessly. Without them our eisteddfod wouldn't exist.”

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