COVID-19 Update – Llangollen 2021

As the world continues to battle through the Coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to update you on our plans for Llangollen 2021 which are being adapted to reflect the environment that we are now all living in.

It is with regret that we have decided that it will not be possible for us to hold our usual live competition strand in Llangollen 2021. There continues to be significant uncertainty about the possibility of mass events in Wales in the summer of 2021 and the availability of international travel. We also know that our participants across the globe have been impacted by the pandemic and associated restrictions. In these circumstances we would not be able to welcome participants in the usual way and have made the decision to cancel the competition strand.

We value greatly the contribution of all of our participants who provide the colour energy and diversity that is at the heart of our event. We also recognise the commitment of the groups and individuals who visit us to showcase their cultures and delight our audiences. We will miss you.

We are currently working on plans to reimagine Llangollen 2021 in a way that can be delivered safely but which will still capture the magic of our international Eisteddfod. We are looking at digital options and the possibility of a weekend hybrid event. Details will be confirmed in the late Spring when further information about government guidelines is expected and we will have clarity about what can be achieved.

Competitors whose Llangollen 2020 application fees had been rolled over for 2021 will be contacted in the next week to confirm their options. You can find further information in our statement and Frequently Asked Questions .

We know that it will be a disappointment to many that we are not able to put on our usual Eisteddfod this year. Please be reassured that we remain committed to our Eisteddfod’s founding mission of bringing people together through music and dance, and look forward to sharing this with you in the future. We thank you for your understanding and as ever, we are grateful for your support.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

For general enquiries please contact the festival’s Music Office on +44 (0) 1978 862003 or email