FANS OF the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (LIME) look set to enjoy the best one yet this summer.

The annual event - taking place between July 2 and 7 - provides a stage to experience culture from across the world.

The International Eisteddfod was established in 1947, in an effort to celebrate international peace and the new found friendship across Europe in the difficult post-war era.

Since then, it has established itself as the epitome of peace with around 26 countries being invited to take part in the event annually, from the likes of Canada to Zimbabwe.

That is as part of LIME's new partnership with Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor, which will see 11 headline shows also taking place either side of and during the historic peace festival.

The Leader: Bryan Adams Image: Rhodes MediaBryan Adams Image: Rhodes Media

Global rock star Bryan Adams will kick off the stunning series of live dates before being followed by fellow rockers Simple Minds, indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Suede, BRIT award-winning artist Paloma Faith, chart-topper Jess Glynne and disco legends Nile Rodgers & CHIC, while pop giants Madness will mark the summer finale.

The core week of the festival will see a series of events celebrating the traditional Eisteddfod along with headlining shows from Welsh legends Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins and international jazz sensation Gregory Porter.

And it was just recently announced that pop-rock legends The Hoosiers will join Madness when they headline the iconic Llangollen Pavilion summer.

The Leader: The Hoosiers. Image: Rhodes MediaThe Hoosiers. Image: Rhodes Media

Here's the current timeline:

  • Tuesday, June 18, Bryan Adams.
  • Wednesday, June 19, Simple Minds.
  • Friday, June 21, Paloma Faith.
  • Friday, June 28, Manic Street Preachers and Suede.
  • Saturday, June 29, Kaiser Chiefs.
  • Tuesday, July 2. Tom Jones. 
  • Friday, July 5. Gregory Porter. 
  • Sunday, July 7. Katherine Jenkins. 
  • Thursday, July 11, Nile Rodgers and CHIC.
  • Friday, July 12, 7.30pm. Jess Glynne.
  • Saturday, July 13, 7.30pm. Madness and The Hoosiers.

The festival is now a key driver of cultural tourism to North Wales and attracts over 20,000 visitors every year.

Tickets to the main event and it's concerts can be purchased via the LIME and Live Nation websites.