TWO of the classical worlds greatest voices and a pair of BRIT Award winners will lend their support to a major Dee Valley festival next summer.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed its 2020 line-up and it has opened its priority booking in time for Christmas.

Next year's festival runs between July 7 and 12, with classical stars Aled Jones and Russell Watson among the headline acts.

The unique celebration of global peace and harmony returns for its 74th Eisteddfod, with daily performances and competitions, featuring some of the most prestigious artists and choirs from around the world, culminating with the world renowned Choir of the World award.

Eisteddfod artistic director Dr Edward Rhys-Harry said: “We are very proud to launch our programme of musical excellence and international diversity.

"We always aim to bring the world’s very best artists in music and dance together here in Wales, to perform in an unparalleled spirit of friendship.

“The events running each day reflect our vision of promoting peace through music and the evening concerts really do have something for everyone.”

The 2020 concert programme opens on Tuesday, July 7 with two of the classical world’s vocal powerhouses - Aled Jones and Russell Watson.

Following their sell-out 2019 In Harmony tour, the duo will present an evening that will feature a wealth of well-loved hymns, arias and popular songs - ranging from a rousing Funiculì, Funiculà to a peaceful The Lord is My Shepherd.

On Wednesday, July 8, Fusion, featuring Manchester Collective’s Sirocco, will offer a unique evening with the essence of the International Eisteddfod at its core as different musical elements from different cultures sit side by side.

British ‘Queen of Soul’ Beverley Knight will make her Llangollen debut with a roof-raising show for the Friday concert.

Meanwhile, Llanfest 2020 will feature BRIT award winners James Morrison and Will Young in what promises to be another great end to the Eisteddfod week.

The annual International Eisteddfod is home to over 4,000 performers during the week-long programme and is an exquisite celebration of international music, culture, creativity and collaboration.

It is now a key driver of cultural tourism to North Wales and attracts over 35,000 visitors every year.

Priority booking for all concerts opens from 9.30am on Monday, December 9 for Friends of the Eisteddfod and those wishing to buy a festival pass for the week.

Tickets will then be on sale to the general public from 9.30am on Tuesday, December 17 online at or via the box office.

People can become a Friend of the Eisteddfod during this priority booking period and gain access to these advance tickets.

Interested people can contact the box office on 01978 862001.