LEGENDARY Welsh bands will provide the entertainment on the National Eisteddfod Maes.

At 8pm on Thursday, August 8, DJ Huw Stephens will front Gig y Pafiliwn.

He will present Diffiniad, Eden and Lleden, in addition to the Welsh Pop Orchestra, for an unforgettable evening as the Eisteddfod now legendary night ‘Gig y Pafiliwn’ pays homage to club and pop culture.

Eisteddfod concert producers have put together a dance party that features the Welsh Pop Orchestra under the baton of Band Pres Llareggub leader Owain Roberts, who will accompany legendary Welsh bands Diffiniad and Eden, with party band Lleden as special guests.

Following 2017 and 2018's sold out concerts, Gig y Pafiliwn will be hosted by one of the most influential figures in Welsh music, Radio 6 presenter Huw Stephens.

Diffiniad reformed last year especially to perform at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod.

Their Friday night headline slot on the outdoor stage on the Friday night proved to be one of the highlights of the Eisteddfod week, with an estimated 7,000 in the audience.

Originally from the Mold area, Diffiniad were formed when the ‘house’ scene was at its height, with their proximity to clubs such as Cream in Liverpool and the Hacienda in Manchester heavily influencing their musical style.

Eden have also performed the iconic Eisteddfod Friday night slot, in front of a huge crowd at the Anglesey Eisteddfod in 2017.

They burst onto the Welsh language music scene in the late 90s bringing a burst of much needed pop to the traditional Welsh language guitar-based music scene.

Eisteddfod chief executive Betsan Moses said: “I’m so looking forward to this year’s Gig y Pafiliwn.

"Classic tracks will re-imagined, expect firm favourites and a few surprises, the soundtrack of a generation will be brought together for one night only.

“This is an amazing project that unites the musical forces of Diffiniad, Eden and Lleden.

"This common musical ground is as powerful as we have all the colours and textures of an orchestra, mixed with classic bands and a great sound system! This will be truly incredible.”