DRUM and bass star Issey Cross will support singer Jess Glynne when she headlines the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this summer.

Jess Glynne will perform a headline show on Friday, July 12, and will be joined by Issey Cross and indie rock band The Mercians, with tickets on sale now.

Issey Cross, who has just released latest single Energy In My Town, released her debut single, Who, in 2021.

In 2022, her breakthrough hit, Used To This, in collaboration with producer Wilkinson, spent 14 weeks in the UK Top 40 and 12 weeks on the BBC Radio 1 Playlist.

She has worked with the likes of Nathan Dawe, Bru-C, Clean Bandit, Hybrid Minds and Ella Henderson.


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Jess Glynne's headlining show is part of a series of concerts taking place as part of a new partnership between the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor.

The core week of the festival runs from July 2-7 and features concerts with Tom Jones, Katherine Jenkins, and Gregory Porter.

Also headlining will be Simple Minds, Madness, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Paloma Faith, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and Bryan Adams.

Artistic director at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, Dave Danford, said: “This year we wanted to make sure there was something for everybody, so we’re really excited to have Issey Cross bringing her eclectic electronic music sounds to North East Wales!

“She’s had some huge hits over the last couple of years, followed up with live performances at some of the biggest music festivals in the world.

“We can’t wait for her to raise the pavilion roof with her set in Llangollen.”