Boduan to host 2021 National Eisteddfod

The 2021 National Eisteddfod will be held in the village of Boduan on the Llŷn Peninsula.

It’s the first time the Brifwyl will be held in Llŷn and Eifionydd since the 1987 event in Porthmadog. Preparations for the festival will continue with a public meeting in nearby Pwllheli next month.

Eisteddfod CEO Betsan Moses said the announcement followed ”lots of discussion and speculation” about which part of Gwynedd would stage the event.

She added: ”We’ve had wonderful support from people across Llŷn and Eifionydd, and are very much looking forward to working with local residents across the area to deliver a memorable festival and project.”

”We are keen to attract a wide range of people with all sorts of interests and expertise to be part of the team, with the experienced and the young working together to create a project and festival which will attract thousands of competitors and visitors.”

Anyone interested in joining us as part of the team can register online or come to the public meeting in Pwllheli, and we look forward to a happy eighteen months working across the region.”

Gwynedd last played host to the National Eisteddfod in 2005, when it was held on the Faenol estate, near Y Felinheli.

Organisers confirmed the county as the host for the 2021 festival – yet much of the speculation about the exact location centred on whether Caernarfon could host a ‘Maes-free’, street-based event similar to last year’s Brifwyl in Cardiff Bay.

But Caernarfon’s hopes of hosting its first National Eisteddfod since 1979 have been dashed, after organisers settled for a site on parkland at Bodfel Hall in Boduan, situated between Nefyn and Pwllheli.

Gwynedd Council leader Dyfrig Siencyn said: ”This is the first time for the festival to visit the Dwyfor area since 1987, and I’m confident our local communities will ensure it’s an Eisteddfod to remember.”

”Of course, thousands of people will flock here to compete or enjoy the festival during the week, and it’s our aim to celebrate our culture and everything we are proud of in Gwynedd.”

”As a council, we have helped the Eisteddfod to identify possible sites, and we are pleased that they are announcing that Boduan will be home to the festival in two years’ time. There is, of course, lots of work to do before then, and we are looking forward to working together, planning and preparing for the event between now and August 2021.”

A public meeting to discuss how local residents can support the event will be held at Ysgol Glan y Môr in Pwllheli on Tuesday 12th November at 7pm.

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