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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod: Complete Guide

Llangollen international music festival

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod: Complete Guide

Every summer for more than 75 years, the pocket-sized town of Llangollen has staged one of the most colourful cultural festivals in the world. The event debuted in 1947 and has been evolving ever since. In 2023, thousands of performers and festival patrons from around the world will descend on the Llangollen for a celebration of creativity, friendship and peace. Expect five days of singing, dancing and inspirational performances.

Llangollen international music festival

2023 highlights include:

  • English tenor and Les Misérables star, Alfie Boe
  • Musical theatre supergroup, Welsh of the West End
  • Concert of remembrance for Ukraine
  • Cross-genre musical group, Propellor Ensemble
  • London Jazz Festival luminaries, The Guy Barker Big Band
  • Choir of the World competition
  • Youth Dance Champions 2023

When is the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod?

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held annually on the second week of July. In 2023 the event will unfold from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th July.

Where is the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod?

The festival takes place in Llangollen, a postcard-perfect town in North Wales. It’s set on the River Dee, on the fringe of the rugged Berwyn Mountains and a stone’s throw from the Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you’re looking for a festival that combines fantastic music and fascinating cultural experiences with incredible scenery, look no further.

Parking at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Planning to drive to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod? The main car park is located just above the festival site. It’s well signposted and costs £5 per day. Alternatively, you’ll find several council-operated car parks in the town centre. A limited number of accessible parking spots are also available.

Accessibility at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod aims to make all events as accessible as possible. This includes dedicated wheelchair spaces in the main pavilion, as well as free tickets for carers and companions. The main pavilion is also equipped with an induction hearing loop system.

Wheel-friendly walkways make it easy to get around the main festival area, as well as grassed areas. Mobility scooters and assistance dogs are also welcome at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Tickets to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

In 2023, organisers are offering two main ticket types for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Both offer incredible value for money, plus a suite of perks.

Day Festival Pass – £55

Discover the world of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod with a Day Festival Pass. These are available for July, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.

Full Festival Pass – £230

Catch all of the action with Full Festival Pass.

Sun July 9th Add-On – £10/£25

Keep the party going with an add-on day ticket for Sunday July 9th. They’re priced at £10 for a day ticket and £25 for an evening concert pass.