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Friday, May 24, 2024

Free concert tickets up for grabs in Eisteddfod treasure hunt

* Manic Street Preachers June 28.

Music fans can get their hands on the hottest tickets in town next weekend as North Wales gets ready to celebrate 77 years of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. 

This summer will be the biggest year ever for the Llangollen Eisteddfod which will host 11 headline shows featuring the likes of Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Gregory Porter, Paloma Faith, Manic Street Preachers plus more, alongside its traditional Core Week celebrations.

With global stars heading to the town more than 50,000 music fans are set to attend a show at Llangollen Pavilion this year… and next Saturday (June1) organisers are giving fans the chance to bag themselves FREE tickets by taking part in a special treasure hunt.

* Paloma Faith June 21.

To celebrate 77 years of the international festival – 77 pairs of free tickets will be hidden at various locations around the Llangollen Pavilion grounds.

Artistic Director of the Eisteddfod Dave Danford said: “With less than a month to go before we kick off our amazing summer of live music with Bryan Adams, we’re giving fans the opportunity to find free tickets for our biggest shows. This includes tickets for some of our sold events, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of it.

“This year will be our biggest and best festival yet and we hope to see as many people as possible join the hunt for the some of the hottest tickets in town.”

* Madness July 13.

The Treasure Hunt will begin at 10am on Saturday June 1 and continue until 2pm.

·       * 77 special envelopes will be left at various locations around the Llangollen grounds. Inside each envelope will be a special code relating to a specific headlining concert.

·     * The lucky finders must then take the envelope and code to the Box Office at the Llangollen Pavilion to redeem their pair of tickets.

·      * This is limited to one pair of tickets per finder and tickets must be redeemed before the box office closes at 2pm on Saturday June 1. All under-16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

·   Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has come a long way since the first festival in 1947, with more than 400,000 competitors from more than 140 nationalities and cultures having performed on the Llangollen stage over the years.  This year, as well as bringing some of the world’s biggest artists to Llangollen – more than 3,000 competitors will be heading to the festival for a string of competitions for its core Eisteddfod week, aimed at promoting international harmony and reconciliation through music and dance.

This year, in a new partnership between LIME and Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor, a series ofheadlining concerts will take place throughout June and July. Tom Jones, Katherine Jenkinsand Gregory Porter will all perform during the Core Week festivities while global rock stars Bryan Adams and Simple Minds, British pop giants Madness, indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Suede, BRIT award-winning artist Paloma Faith, chart-topper Jess Glynne and disco legends Nile Rodgers & CHICwill headline dates either side of the iconic festival. 

* For more information and to purchase tickets go to  

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