A week-long family-friendly celebration of music, dance and culture, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s (LIME festival) 70th anniversary festival features live performances and two tipis housing children’s craft activities and musical instruments all week, as well as giant outdoor games and activities. The festival is running Monday 3rd July until Sunday 9th July 2017.
Monday 3rd July sets off with an opening concert that will include some of Wales’ best known hymns, powerful operatic choruses and inspiring classical favourites.
On Tuesday 4th July, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel will perform in a breath-taking concert version of Puccini’s dramatic story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue, Tosca. The one-off performance will be accompanied by the Welsh National Opera Orchestra.
Each day from Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th July is themed to allow families to explore many corners of the world, from Europe’s rich culture and South America’s latin beats, to traditions from the Asian continent and contemporary and traditional African music.
Children’s choirs and dance groups will take centre stage on Wednesday 5th July as the festivals international competitions start, with the winner of the Children’s Choir of the World being announced the following day.
There will be ‘Legendary Storytelling’ from across the globe Wednesday – Friday, while Saturday will see Circus Skills, Bubble Workshops and Punch and Judy and Magic Shows.
The festival will draw to a close on Sunday 9th July with Llanfest 2017, a feast of contemporary music starting from 2pm and headlined by Manic Street Preachers.
Other special guests throughout the week include The Overtones, Only Boys Aloud: Côr y Gogledd, Gregory Porter, Tim Rhys Evans, Christopher Tin, Elin Manahan Thomas, Owain Arwel Hughes CBE, Meinir Wyn Roberts, David Childs, Cory Brass Band and Canoldir, Colne Valley, Froncysyllte and Rhosllanerchrugog Male Voice Choirs.
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