What is the Eisteddfod?
What is the Eisteddfod
The Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals that attracts around 100,000 visitors each year, will once again be held during Whitsun week at the end of May. Over 15,000 children and young people will be competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. They 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. In 2014, the Urdd National Eisteddfod will be held in Caerphilly between 25 - 30 May. A warm welcome awaits!
Aled Sion, Director of the Eisteddfod:
“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.”
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