PREPARATIONS for the 2025 National Eisteddfod are to be held in Wrexham next week.

With local residents keen to get involved to deliver a wonderful festival, the Eisteddfod planning is soon to be underway.

A public meeting has been organised on Wednesday, October, 18 at 6.30pm in Theatr Glanrafon, Coleg Cambria, Chester Road, to begin sharing ideas for the iconic festival. 

Betsan Moses, Eisteddfod chief executive, said: “We’re looking forward to starting work on the 2025 National Eisteddfod in the Wrexham area.

"I know people are looking forward to welcoming the Eisteddfod to the area in two years’ time, and that lots of local residents are keen to get involved to deliver a memorable festival and project.

“We’re keen to attract a wide range of people with all sorts of interests and expertise to be part of the team, with the experienced and the young working together to create a project and festival which will attract thousands of competitors and visitors.

“We’re confident we’ll have a great 18 months working across the region, and anyone interested in joining us can register online or join us at the public meeting in Wrexham to get involved.

"This is our first visit to Wrexham since 2011, and much has changed over the past few years, with the city’s profile at an all-time high here in Wales and internationally.

“We’re hoping that some of the 2011 team will join us again, and that we’ll have a team of young people keen to get involved over the next few months as we work in the community and on the festival itself. Our message is clear, there’s a warm croeso for everyone.”

The public meeting is the first chance for local people to show their support for the Eisteddfod and to volunteer to join the team. The community is pivotal to the success of the festival as the project travels around Wales.

Nominations for executive committee officials have opened, with the nomination form for executive committee chair, deputy chair (strategy), deputy chair (culture), secretary and chair of the local fund available here.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday, October 23.

Organisers are also recruiting members for the various local committees, which will steer the work over the next few months.

The culture committees will meet for the first time immediately after the public meeting in Theatr Glanrafon at 7.30pm. The work begins on Saturday, October 28, in Ysgol Plascoch, as committees start choosing competitions, adjudicators and accompanists for the 2025 Eisteddfod List of Competitions.


Fundraising and awareness-raising work will start at the beginning of November, and full details will be published online and on the Eisteddfod’s social media channels.

The Eisteddfod is keen to attract learners and those starting on their language journey to join the various committees, and to use the next few months as a great chance to practice their Welsh.

The 2025 National Eisteddfod is held in the Wrexham area during the first week of August.