THE SIX month countdown to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod featuring the legendary Sir Tom Jones is on. 

It's just six months until legend Sir Tom Jones will take to the stage to open the core Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which organisers have promised will be the "biggest and best" Eisteddfod for a generation.

Acts heading to Llangollen in Summer 2024 have sold well over 800 million albums between them. Nile Rodgers alone, the co-founder of Chic has written, produced or sold more than 500 million albums world-wide. 

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Bryan Adams and Sir Tom Jones have sold 100 million each, whilst just before Christmas, Madness celebrated their first studio number one album.

Tickets can be bought and other information can be found on the Festival’s website.

Dave Danford, the Llangollen Eisteddfod’s Artistic Director said: “This summer, there is no doubt that Llangollen will be the place to be. In exactly 6 months, Sir Tom Jones will take to the stage amid our biggest and most high-profile festival for decades.  

"We are keen to stress that the core elements of our festival that long-time supporters of our festival know and love will remain. As well as bringing some of the World’s biggest selling artists to Llangollen, our peace parade will be at the heart of what we do, our competitions remain at an incredibly high standard and this year, our field will be bustling with activity on our outside stages. 

"This partnership with Cuffe and Taylor has not just ensured our amazing festival survives but thrives beyond our wild expectations.”

The concerts will start from Tuesday, June 18 with multi-million selling Canadian superstar Bryan Adams. There will be concerts before and after the ‘Core Eisteddfod’ week between 2-7 July 2024. The concerts will finish with Madness on July 13.

This represents a remarkable turnaround for the festival. In July 2023, it faced an uncertain future as it reported heavy losses. Their partnership with Cuffe and Taylor has lifted the festival to a new level, with competition entries the highest for a generation due to the increased profile.

The festival will also see over 150 choirs and dance groups heading to North Wales for their traditional, world-renowned Eisteddfod competitions. They will take part in individual categories before the best compete for the Pavarotti Trophy in the Choir of the World Final on Saturday, July 6.


Chair of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Professor Chris Adams said: “When our iconic festival was set up in 1947, its aim was to welcome the world to promote peace and reconciliation through music and dance. 

"This year, we are doing this and more. Over 800 volunteers will be welcoming competitors from over 40 countries this year as well as hundreds of competitors from across Wales and England.

"Our Eisteddfod is set to be spectacular but promoting peace will be central to everything we do.”  

Here's the line-up:

  • 18 June – Bryan Adams
  • 21 June – Paloma Faith
  • 28 June – Manic Street Preachers & Suede
  • 29 June – Kaiser Chiefs
  • 02 July – Tom Jones (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 03 July – Wales Welcomes The World (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 04 July – Direct from the West End: Kerry Ellis & John Owen-Jones (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 05 July – Gregory Porter (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 06 July – Choir of the World (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 07 July – Katherine Jenkins (Core Eisteddfod week)
  • 11 July – Nile Rodgers & CHIC
  • 12 July – Jess Glynne
  • 13 July – Madness