The Official Proclamation for the 2018 Eisteddfod is going to held on 24 June at the 3.00 on the City Hall Lawn. this should be a good chance to practice your Cymraeg if you feel brave enough!
"Historically, the Eisteddfod has to announce its intention to visit at least a year and a day before the start of the festival. The Cardiff National Eisteddfod is to be held in the Bay next year from 3–11 August, and the proclamation ceremony on Saturday, June 24, kickstarting this year’s Tafwyl week, is a wonderful opportunity to announce this to everyone, both local and nationally. As part of the activities, a colorful procession is held during the early afternoon (around 14:00), including representatives from schools, local organisations and associations along with Gorsedd of the Bards, to welcome the Eisteddfod to the Capital, and to introduce the Capital to the Eisteddfod.
The procession starts and ends at City Hall and will parade down Queen Street. The day’s pinnacle will be Proclamation Ceremony itself which will commence at 15:00 in the temporary Gorsedd Stone Circle on City Hall lawn. During the cermeony, the first copy of the Cardiff Eisteddfod Competition Syllabus (list of competitions and information to anyone wishing to compete next year) will be presented to Archdruid Geraint Llifon, who leads this important ceremony, from the Chair of the local Executive Committee, Ashok Ahir. The National Eisteddfod is delighted to be collaborating with Gwˆŵyl Ifan which is held on the same day. In addition, a performance stage will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the Capital’s talents during the morning.
Stage Programme 10:45 Hen Nodiant Choir 11:15 The Barry Horns 11:45 Raising the ‘Summer Pole’ (Gwˆŵyl Ifan) 12:30 Salem Youth Choir 13:00 Côr Caerdydd 13:30 The Ukulele Orchestra
Please note If the weather is inclement, the Proclamation Ceremony will be held in the Great Hall, University Union, Park Place at 15:00. Performances on the stage will still take place.