Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2017
What are you up to between the 3rd and 9th of July? Fancy a bit of culture, a fun day out? A taste of a festival perhaps?
Then take a look at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (or LIME as it’s also known!) LIME brings together an eclectic mix of music and performances. Something to suit all tastes, read on to find out what’s on offer.
Make sure you enter the competition to win a family ticket.
What is LIME?
The festival is set in the beautiful village of Llangollen in north Wales and dates back to 1947. Each year around 4000 performers and around 50,000 visitors come together to enjoy this unique and diverse event.
This festival has family and diversity at it’s heart, featuring live performances and two tipis housing children’s craft activities and musical instruments all week, as well as giant outdoor games and activities. Each day from Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th July is themed to allow families to explore many corners of the world, from Europe’s rich culture and South America’s latin beats, to traditions from the Asian continent and contemporary and traditional African music.
There will be ‘Legendary Storytelling’ from across the globe Wednesday – Friday, while Saturday will see Circus Skills, Bubble Workshops and Punch and Judy and Magic Shows.
During the day see highlights such as talented youngsters showcasing and competing on the big stage, children’s choirs, world choir competitions, colourful processions and young musicians competitions.
In the evening don’t miss an operatic performance from Tosca with Bryn Terfel, an orchestral spectacular with Christopher Tin or an evening with the famous american jazz musician and actor Gregory Porter or join the winners from the adult choir competition with special guests The Overtones.
Join the revellers and leave your expectations at the door as this year isn’t your usual Llanfest, 2017 has one of the biggest rock bands of our generation taking the headline spot on Sunday evening…the phenomenal Manic Street Preachers, along with provocative indie rock band Reverend and The Makers, and BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens. They’ll roll out a collection of their most legendary anthems in one of the biggest gigs of the year in North Wales.
Although LIME is not your normal festival (there is no camping and the tickets are sold for both the Day and Evening) it relishes the fact that it is very diverse and different to the normal offering and poignantly enough, one of the main celebrations of the festival is (and always has been) the message of peace, unity and inclusion. They even have a Rotary International Peace Award, given at the festival and Terry Waite CBE is the patron. A lovely message for our kids given recent events, don’t you think?
Tickets are available for daytime or evening or for the festival finale day on Sunday Llanfest.
Families can enjoy a full day for £24 (2 adults & 3 children) or £13 for (1 adult & 3 children). For more information visit the website
For more information on the events, times and tickets visit the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod website.
**Please note this has been a collaborative post, we have been gifted tickets and tickets for a giveaway in return for this post.
Fancy going? Then enter the competition to have a chance at winning a family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) or simply visit the website and get your tickets now. If you win the competition you will get to choose the day you wish to visit the festival (subject to availability).
**The competition has now closed but you can still purchase them on the LIME website**
Terms & Conditions
Open to UK entrants only
Winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter.
Competition starts 06.06.2017 and will end 14.06.2017
No cash alternative will be offered
Winners must claim their prize within 48 hours of being notified. If no claim is made then another winner will be selected at random by rafflecopter.
Winners will be notified by email, so please ensure you have entered your email address correctly.
Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
Entrants and therefore the winner must be able to organise their own travel to the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod on a date between the 5th July – 8th July.
Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions
All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, due to computer error in transit.
The winner will be able to collect their tickets from the on site box office at LIME on their chosen festival day.