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The National Eisteddfod of Wales

The National Eisteddfod tradition dates back to the 12th Century. Lord Rhys first held a bardic tournament – a competitive festival of music and poetry in Cardigan.

Today’s National Eisteddfod maintains the tradition, but there are also all kinds of activities and entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • In 2018 the National Eisteddfod will take place in Cardiff Bay. 

  • The 2019 Eisteddfod will be held in Llanrwst, Conwy County

The Eisteddfod is a microcosm of all things Welsh. The language of the Eisteddfod is Welsh. However, there is a warm welcome for everyone whatever your language. Information and translation facilities are available to ensure everyone enjoys the Eisteddfod.

The site of the National Eisteddfod alternates between north and south Wales. The National Eisteddfod takes place for 10 days from the first Saturday in August. 

[National Eisteddfodd Chairing Ceremony]

Wherever the National Esitedfodd goes, the Welsh Langauge Music festival, Maes B, follows with mainly rock and pop bands singing in Welsh!