Welcome to the participants’ website for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Musical Composition applications are now open. To apply click here

2020 Solo applications are now closed

Group applications are now closed.

Download 2020 Syllabus here

Message from our Artistic Director:

Croeso! Welcome! 

I am delighted to introduce the 2020 Syllabus for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’, which takes place on Tuesday 7th July – Sunday 12th July 2020 

The home of the International Eisteddfod is the idyllic small town of Llangollen in North Wales. The main competitions are held in the 3800 capacity Royal International Pavilion, with activities on our Outside Stages, as well as public performances in the town and a number of locations across North East Wales. 

There are a number of exciting new competitions this year which we hope will inspire you to come and join us at this truly international celebration of all things musical and dance.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Llangollen, where, to quote Beethoven, …art has no limits! 



Dr Edward-Rhys Harry

Artistic Director


NEW FOR 2020! 

Choral – Show ChoirsAs always, the jewel in the crown of the festival will be the Choir of the World competition. For 2020 we have introduced the Show Choirs category, in which the finalist will join the 5 finalists from the Mixed, Youth, Female, Male and Open Choirs categories and compete for the prestigious ‘Pavarotti Trophy’ as well as, £3000. 

 Dance – Contemporary Dance (Group)We will also be introducing the Contemporary Dance category in which the finalist will compete for the Dance Champions title, Lucille Armstrong Trophy as well as £500. They will join and compete against the finalists from our Traditional and Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance Groups. 

 Solo – Contemporary Dance (Solo)Calling all solo dancers! We are very excited to be introducing this brand new genre in both solo and group categories for the 2020 eisteddfod. Solo Applications open 6 December 2019.

 Musical Composition  – We are giving you two exciting opportunities to create new works for youth, mixed, female or male choirs, or for a piano quintet (piano and string quartet). Each winner will receive £150 and there may be an opportunity for the work(s) to be performed and published. 

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is more than a renowned choral music festival. It is a celebration of music, dance, costume and culture from nations around the world. There is nothing else quite like it. And it couldn’t happen without you!

On this website you will learn more about the festival, how to apply to take part, and why your visit to Llangollen will be truly special.

Take a look too at our guide to fundraising.

We look forward to welcoming you to Llangollen soon!

If you’re a visitor, click here for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod main website.

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