The first International Musical Eisteddfod was held in Llangollen in June 1947. In the following 70 years its celebration of “Peace and Harmony” has made it one of the world’s great music festivals.
It began with a vision that the ancient Welsh eisteddfod tradition could provide a means of healing the wounds of the Second World War, and help to promote lasting peace.
People come from around the world to showcase their songs, dance and culture. There is also a parade through Llangollen where everyone wears their country's traditional clothes.
More than 300,000 competitors from over 100 nationalities have performed enthusiastically on the Llangollen stage.