THIE year's Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod boasts a star-studded line-up featuring performances from Alfie Boe, Van Morrison and Kaiser Chiefs.

From Tuesday to Sunday July 8, there will be live performances, evening concerts, children's activities and food and drink at the Royal International Pavilion.

Tuesday, July 3 will see the customary Children's Day open the Musical Eisteddfod with the musical CACAN (CAKE) by Theatr Clwyd and their young company (aged four to16), performances from myriad international competitors and the delivery of the Peace Message from Ysgol Dinas Brân, marking the centenary of the end of World War One.

The evening performance will be by the successful recording artist and West End star, Alfie Boe.

Wednesday, July 4 will kick off with the Eisteddfod's tenth year of its award-winning Inclusion Project.

This promotes understanding and acceptance though music and dance and there will be a specially commissioned performance from local schools.

Finalists of the Pendine International Voice of the Future Competition, which aims to advance the career of young singers, will compete for the prestigious title and a share of the £10,000 prize fund on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, July 5 will invite international competitors and special guests from across the globe in a Procession of the Nations.

A day of song, dance and celebration on Friday, July 6 will see the International Parade process from the Pavilion down through the town of Llangollen and then back to the Eisteddfod site.

The day will be rounded off with an evening concert by Van Morrison.

The weekend begins with a day of choir performances and family-friendly fun.

To conclude the Musical Eisteddfod, Kaiser Chiefs will be headlining on the main stage at Llanfest, supported by renowned pop rock band The Hoosiers and nineties icons Toploader, following a day of rock, pop and indie performances from emerging bands and brand new talent on the outside stages.

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