Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 Pencoed

Information for Tourism Business for their guests wishing to visit The Urdd Eisteddfod at Pencoed

The Eisteddfod will start with the excitement of the Opening Concert on 28 May at the Pavilion. Sian Lloyd will introduce Sophie Evans, Only Boys Aloud, Bro Taf Dancers, Steffan Rhys Hughes, Rhydian Jenkins, Bro Taf Department Choir, and others.

Urdd opening concert poster

Within the 20 acre festival site, or ‘Maes’, you will find the competing pavilion, a funfair and around 80 stalls selling a diverse range of products – from jewellery and clothes to picnic tables and trailers.

There is also an activity field with a climbing wall, quad bikes, trampolines and various workshops as well as live bands performing in the food arena.

With the exciting Arts and Science pavilions and the Cwtch Cymraeg, which is a specific resource for Welsh learners, it’s a brilliant opportunity to spend a day with the family in a unique Welsh atmosphere learning and sharing in our Welsh culture. #FindYourEpic

The Youth Show is another performance to watch. On 27th and 29th of May at the Sony Theatre, the musical tells the story of forbidden love that inspired the famous folk song, ‘Watching the White Wheat’.

The Bridgend Tourism Association and Reach will bring you Bridgend Ambassadors and they will be able to tell you about Bridgend County how to  explore the area and make your stay here a perfect Day experience. Look out for them they will be on the grounds in visi vests displaying the Logo with maps and knowledge.

Bridgend Ambassador logo

The History of the Urdd

Ein Hanes

Directions are on the website  for the Pavilion

The 2017 Urdd National Eisteddfod will be held on land at Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus. The post code for the site is CF35 5LG.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no pedestrian or vehicle access to the car parks via the college campus.

Maes map

There is a train station in Pencoed, with Services from Cardiff and Maesteg roughly every hour.  A shuttle bus will be operating between the train station and the Eisteddfod Maes from Monday to Saturday between 07:00 – 18:00.

A number of service buses call in Pencoed including the 44 (Bridgend to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital), 62 (Bridgend to Pencoed), 64 (Bridgend to Talbot Green), 404 (Bridgend to Pontypridd)

The ‘Pencoed Monument’ stop is a few minutes’ walk from the railway station, from where the shuttle bus to the Eisteddfod Maes can be accessed.

[Please note: there may be a reduced service on weekends and bank holidays]

For more information on public transport in the area, please contact Traveline Cymru www.traveline.cymru  0871 200 2233.

All other info can be found on the website

http://www.urdd.cymru/en/eisteddfod/about/faq/

twitter @EistUrdd2017

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