Urdd Eisteddfod 2016 is coming to Flintshire

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is an all Wales touring festival that will be held in Flint in 2016 for the first time in its 100 year history.

Although Flint has the honour of hosting the prestigious Eisteddfod it is a Flintshire wide responsibility. Teams of local volunteers in the county are aiming to raise nearly £250,000 to help support the total cost of £3 million to stage the event.

The festival attracts in the region of 90,000 visitors each year and it is certainly a great day out for all the family. The Pavilion is the hub of the Eisteddfod field. Around 15,000 children and young people, from English and Welsh medium schools and communities, will have earned their place to compete for a place on the Pavilion main stage in front of national television coverage. As well as enjoying the performances in the Pavilion, there will be attractions for visitors on the Maes including colourful stalls, activities, a fun fair, exhibitions, live performances and much, much more!

It is hoped that by holding the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Flint the business community of North East Wales will be publicised and it will encourage further tourism to the area.

In order to stage the Urdd, societies, businesses, community councils, school groups and an army of volunteers are raising and collecting much needed funds. The Mold and Surrounding Area Appeals Committee has already collected £16,000 towards the area’s £30,000 target. If you’re interested in being part of our local events team or to contribute in anyway, please email Gareth at: gareth.bethan@btinternet.com

Mold Alun School staff, one of many sponsors, presenting £3000 to members of the Mold and Surrounding Area Appeals Committee

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