Week long music festival in North Wales with the Manics headlining on Sunday 9th July

A week-long family-friendly celebration of music, dance and culture, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 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.

Best of all though on Sunday 9th July there will be a festival within a festival and music heavyweight’s Reverand and the Makers will be warming up for one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Wales. Manic Street Preachers will be performing live and some tickets are still available.


We met festival curator Eilir Owen Griffiths to get all the info you need and he even gave us some ticket sto give away. If you fancy seeing the likes of Huw Stephens, Reverand and the Makers & Manic Street Preachers live simply RT this post on Twitter or give it a share on Facebook. We will announce the winners on Thursday 6th July. Good luck!

The festival has tonnes for all the family too and 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.

Teachers are also still able to book to attend the exclusive schools-only International Children’s Day on Tuesday 4th July, hosted by CBBC presenter Storm Huntley. The day features the delivery of the poignant ‘Peace Message’ as well as dance showcases and workshops, magicians, stilt walkers, jugglers, circus acts and bubble workshops.

Families can enjoy a full day for £24 (2 adults & 3 children) or £13 for (1 adult & 3 children).

Jazz legend Gregory Porter will also headline the festival on Friday 7th July.

For more information visit the website

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