Cerys Matthews thrilled by Eisteddfod honour
Singer Cerys Matthews
The former Catatonia singer said she'll be "plundering that Welsh treasure trove" when she performs on the night, singing some old Welsh folk songs as well as some new compositions of her own.
The Eisteddfod is a part of many Welsh children's upbringing, and Cerys is no exception. She says: "Eisteddfods were part of my growing up in Swansea, even though I was never a very successful competitor! So to return this time as president of this year's Eisteddfod at Felindre is a real thrill and I very much look forward to it."
Joining Cerys will be some well known faces like The One Show presenter Alex Jones and West End star John Owen-Jones, as well as rising stars Elgan Llyr Thomas, winner of the Bryn Terfel Scholarship, classical group Elysium III, and Britain's Got Talent star Shaheen Jafargholi.
More information on the Urdd, including ticketing and accommodation advice, is available from the official website.