The Eisteddfod is one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals. Music, dance, visual arts, original performances, family activities – there’s something for everyone at the National Eisteddfod, and with over 150,000 visitors every year, it’s a great place to meet up with old friends – and make new ones.
The Eisteddfod is a travelling festival, so no two years are the same. There’s a different vibe every time – but always with that same Eisteddfod magic. Think Edinburgh Fringe crossed with Glastonbury – and then think Wales – and you’ll be halfway to picturing the National Eisteddfod, the must-do event in the Welsh festival calendar.
The Eisteddfod is held on land Castle Meadows in Abergavenny from 4 - 12 August 2017.
A heady mix of music, literature, culture, dance, theatre and much more, look beyond the traditions and you’ll find a young and vibrant festival with cutting edge fringe activities, and one of the best atmospheres in the world! Steeped in the culture of centuries, the National Eisteddfod has its traditions, which are an important part of our history and our identity, but mix these traditions with open air performance stages, an onsite theatre, hundreds of activities for children and families, over 300 stalls and tradestands, and much more, with the traditional and alternative coming together perfectly to create an atmosphere that can only be described as ‘Eisteddfod’! There’s around 150,000 visitors every year – and thousands come for the whole week – from all over Wales and beyond.
It’s the perfect place to meet new friends and to catch up with the friends you made over a pint on the Maes last year. There’s a warm welcome for everyone at the Eisteddfod whether you speak Welsh or not. The Eisteddfod is a celebration of the Welsh language, but music, culture and Welsh ‘hwyl’ can be enjoyed universally and in any language.