Posted: Tue 1st Aug 2023

2025 National Eisteddfod to be held in Wrexham

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 1st, 2023

It has officially been announced that Wrexham will host the National Eisteddfod in two years’ time, with the festival to be held in the city in August 2025

Wrexham last hosted the cultural festival, considered one of the most prestigious of its kind globally, in 2011.

The exact location for the 2025 event within the city is yet to be decided, with discussions still ongoing between the Eisteddfod administration and Wrexham’s Council.

In 2011, the event was successfully hosted on agricultural land to the west of the city centre.

September will mark the official launch of the Eisteddfod campaign, which includes a two-year community grassroots project.

The initiative will blend awareness and fundraising events with micro-local projects aimed at attracting local groups and individuals.

Participants will have the opportunity to prepare for the festival, learn about the Welsh language, and immerse themselves in local culture.

Councillor Hugh Jones, Wrexham Council’s Welsh Language Champion, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event.

He stated, “The National Eisteddfod of Wales is one of the great cultural festivals of the world, and the largest competitive festival of music and poetry in Europe.”

“There’s a real buzz about our city now. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to welcome people from far and wide to celebrate our language and culture.”

Reflecting on the successful hosting in 2011, Councillor Jones believes the festival will have a positive impact on communities across the county borough.

He anticipates the 2025 edition will be even more outstanding, attracting the attention of not only Wales but the world to the city of Wrexham.

Echoing these sentiments, Betsan Moses, the Eisteddfod Chief Executive, expressed her delight at the prospect of returning to Wrexham after 14 years.

She highlighted the significant changes the city has undergone over the past decade and a half and looks forward to being part of Wrexham’s evolving narrative.

“We’re also excited about getting to know a new generation of Wrexham residents,” Moses added. The Eisteddfod had an excellent team of volunteers across the borough in 2011, and the organisers are keen to get as many people involved as possible in the preparatory projects for the festival in August 2025.

Details regarding the campaign launch will be released at the beginning of September.

The project will officially kick off in October, including the work to create the List of Competitions for 2025.

More details will soon be available online at www.eisteddfod.wales.

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