The Management Board of the National Eisteddfod has announced a further year’s postponement of the next three National Eisteddfod events (due to be held at Ceredigion, Llyn and Eifionydd, and Rhondda Cynon Taf, respectively). This now means that the RCT-hosted event will be held in 2024.
This latest announcement comes in light of the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 global pandemic and follows the latest public health guidance and advice issued by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.
In March 2020, the decision was taken to postpone the event from 2022 to 2023 but the ongoing effects of the national health emergency have now necessitated a further postponement until 2024.
However, building on last year's success, an online version of the festival, AmGen, will return in its place once again and this will run across all platforms during the year. Further information for those looking to compete in the AmGen competitions will be announced by the National Eisteddfod at a later date.
Councillor Geraint Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Adult Services and the Welsh Language, said: “In light of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the restrictions in place on the hosting of public events and social gatherings, the Council has agreed to the further postponement of the National Eisteddfod until 2024 following discussions with the Management Board of the Eisteddfod.
“This is, of course, hugely disappointing news as I know that so many of our residents are looking forward to welcoming the event to our County Borough, but the further postponement of the three Eisteddfod events has been taken in the interests of public safety and this must continue to be the absolute priority at this time.
“I look forward to working with the Management Board of the National Eisteddfod to continue our preparations for hosting the prestigious and historical event in 2024.”
Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2021