Last year although I couldn’t make the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod I ran a giveaway for it. This year, I am really happy to not only be attending* the evening that Van Morrison will be playing but I also have a family ticket to giveaway for any day of the festival Tuesday-Saturday!
The festival runs from Tuesday 3rd July to Sunday 8th July.
On Tuesday the festival opens with with one of Britain’s biggest selling, most popular and best loved vocalists of a generation, Alfie Boe.
On Wednesday finalists of the renowned International Voice of the Future Competition, which aims to advance the career of young singers, will entice the audience with breathtaking performances as they compete for the prestigious title and a share of the £10,000 prize fund. While the judges deliberate on the finalists’ performances, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s newly appointed Music Director, Vicky Yannoula, will take to the piano alongside acclaimed pianist Peter Jablonski in a moving collaboration inspired by the power and magic of the piano – so be prepared for musical fireworks!
On Thursday international competitors will unite promising an immersive sea of vibrant colours and eclectic sounds, as they weave through the audience with their giant flags in the captivating Procession of the Nations. Special guests for the evening award winning band, Calan, will set feet tapping with their quirky interpretation of Welsh folk music. The five-piece band will come with accordion, harp, guitar, fiddles and Welsh bagpipes, to entrance the audience with their beautiful and haunting melodies.
Friday will see the unparalleled vocal and songwriting talent, Van Morrison. One of the most prolific recording artists and live performers in music history, Van Morrison weaves myriad musical influences into his music, including street poetry, jazz improvisation, Irish folk, Afro Celtic Blues wailing, blues, pop, rock, R&B, country and gospel, captivating audiences.
On Saturday the weeks competitions will come to an exciting climax with the winners of the international choral competition competing for the titles of Choir of the World 2018 and the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy. Those taking part in the dance categories will participate in the Dance Champions of the World 2018 finals.
Baroque instrumental group, Red Priest, will also contribute to the excitement of the evening. Renowned for their dynamic, charismatic and visionary performances, the talented foursome will captivate the audience with their technical wizardry and showmanship.
On Sunday, the festival will come to a close with some very impressive guests including Kaiser Chiefs, The Hoosiers and Toploader!
Throughout the week there will also be live performances from emerging bands, musicians and street performers from across the globe, as well as activities to entertain the children and food, drink and local craft stalls.
To win a family ticket for any day Tues-Sat, enter using the app below or for more information and to buy tickets click here x
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod