The Urdd Eisteddfod will bring an estimated £6 million to the Powys economy, organisers have said.

In a statement released this week, they estimated 90,000 visitors were expected to visit the national festival when it arrives in Machynlleth between May 30 and June 4, 2022.

A meeting in Glantwymyn was told last week how discussions are ongoing regarding locating the Maes in Machynlleth on land between the Leisure Centre and the Plas, extending to the TreOwain Enterprise Park.

During the festival, thousands of children and young people from across Wales will compete for a place on the main stage at the pavilion, as well as in occupational competitions such as art and design, beauty and hairdressing, stand up, creating apps and cooking.

On behalf of Powys County Council, Myfanwy Alexander said it will be a "privilege" for Powys to welcome the Urdd Eisteddfod.

"The Eisteddfod held on the Show Ground last year was a great success and we’re looking forward to working with the Urdd once again to ensure an event like no other here in the Dyfi Valley. This is one of the Welsh language’s strongholds and as a County Council, we welcome the opportunity to celebrate our language with an organisation that is such an important partner in our efforts to grow the language in Powys.”

A meeting to establish the Eisteddfod Subject Committees will take place on Thursday, September 19 in Ysgol Caereinion and the first Executive Committee meeting will be held on the January 20, 2020.

Eisteddfod yr Urdd Organiser Morys Gruffydd added: “2022 is an important year for the Urdd as we celebrate the organisation’s centenary and it is a great pleasure to confirm that the Urdd Eisteddfod will return to Maldwyn for the first time in 34 years during these celebrations. I’d like to sincerely thank Powys County Council, our local committee in this region and the local residents for their willing support in inviting the festival to Maldwyn and we look forward to working with you over the next three years.”