Welcome to the Urdd National Eisteddfod
During Whitsun week, 27 May – 1 June, the Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europe’s biggest youth touring festivals that attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, will be visiting Pembrokeshire and the small village of Boncath. Over 15,000 children and young people will be competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. These are the elite few, from around 40,000 competitors across Wales, who have won their place following local and regional rounds.
The 1,800 seater pavilion, where all the competitions are held, is the hub of the Eisteddfod but surrounding the pavilion there are around 200 colourful stalls and a range of activities for the family - from biking, climbing and sport sessions to a fun fair, live bands and celebrity children’s shows. In a survey conducted on site last year by Beauford Research, 97% of the visitors agreed that it was a great family day out.
Aled Sion, Director of the Eisteddfod, said,
“We are looking forward to visiting Pembrokeshire at the end of May. It is held in the beautiful location of Cilwendeg farm near Boncath, which is ideal as there are sufficient acres of flat ground, enough to accommodate the Eisteddfod itself, the caravan site and the car parks. It is just off the A487 with access from both directions, and it proved an ideal location back in 1995 when the Urdd Eisteddfod was held on the same site".
“It is a great day out for the family – whether you want to take a back seat and enjoy the sheer talent on stage, or a day of entertainment for the whole family. We give a warm welcome, and would urge Welsh speakers, learners and non-Welsh speakers alike to come and experience the unique Welsh atmosphere of the Urdd National Eisteddfod”
Tickets for the Eisteddfod will be on sale from the 1st of February, for an early bird discount until the 30th April. They will be on sale from urdd.org/eisteddfod or by ringing 0845 257 1639.
Developing the Urdd Eisteddfod:
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