* Jules Holland on stage last night.
Longstanding friend of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Jools Holland wowed a capacity Pavilion crowd with an energetic performance at the opening evening concert last night.
Warm-up entertainment was delivered by platinum-selling Irish singer songwriter Jack Lukeman before Holland burst on stage for a high-energy performance accompanied by his legendary Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
He launched straight into a mesmerising performance before being joined on the piano by his younger brother, Christopher Holland, which immediately got the audience clapping.
Guest stars included soulful singers Louise Marshall, Mabel Ray and sca exponents Pauline Black and Arthur Gaps.
Renowned R&B soul diva Ruby Turner rounded off the guest list, captivating the crowd with her powerful vocals as she belted out some sensational soul numbers.
Holland and Co kept the boogie-woogie, soul and blues rolling before bringing the crowd to its feet with his show-stopping Enjoy Yourself.
* Tickets for this year’s festival can be purchased online at www.llangollen.net or via the box office on 01978 862001.