Cav­ern Club joins Llan Eisteddfod to cel­e­brate Fab Four’s his­tory

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THE Llan­gollen In­ter­na­tional Mu­si­cal Eisteddfod has an­nounced that The Cav­ern Club will host its first ever pop-up stage at this year’s fes­ti­val.

The Liver­pool-based mu­sic venue will join bands in­clud­ing the Kaiser Chiefs at the fes­ti­val’s fi­nale party, Llan­fest, on Sun­day, July 8, as the date also marks the 50th an­niver­sary of the Bea­tles’ an­i­mated film Yel­low Sub­ma­rine.

The leg­endary club has been the heart of Liver­pool’s iconic mu­sic scene for over seven decades and will cel­e­brate The Bea­tles pop his­tory at the fes­ti­val - host­ing a myr­iad of mu­sic per­for­mances by world class singers from Liver­pool.

The In­ter­na­tional Eisteddfod has been pro­mot­ing peace and good­will through mu­sic and per­for­mance for more than 70 years in Llan­gollen.

It even helped launch Lu­ciano Pavarotti’s ca­reer (he was a member of a choir from Mo­dena that sang at Llan­gollen in 1955) and at­tracts over 4,000 per­form­ers and as many as 50,000 visi­tors across the week.

Chair­man of the Llan­gollen In­ter­na­tional Mu­si­cal Eisteddfod Dr Rhys Davies said: “The In­ter­na­tional Eisteddfod was cre­ated to heal the wounds of war and bring com­mu­ni­ties from across the globe together through mu­sic and dance, in the spirit of in­ter­na­tional friend­ship and peace.

“The Bea­tles’ val­ues and in­ter­na­tional renown will help spread this mes­sage even fur­ther. We are so proud to be working with The Cav­ern Club who will be help­ing bring even more con­tem­po­rary mu­sic gen­res to the fes­ti­val, while still re­main­ing true to the fes­ti­val’s tra­di­tional val­ues.”

Di­rec­tor at The Cav­ern Club, Bill Heckle, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the Llan­gollen In­ter­na­tional Mu­si­cal Eisteddfod, both by host­ing The Cav­ern’s pop-up stage at this year’s fes­ti­val and com­mem­o­rat­ing the Yel­low Sub­ma­rine’s 50th an­niver­sary, which has in­flu­enced mu­sic and pop­u­lar cul­ture for half a cen­tury.

“It is an in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing time for us, Liver­pool and the mu­sic in­dus­try and to com­mem­o­rate one of Liver­pool’s big­gest phe­nom­e­non at one of the largest in­ter­na­tional mu­sic fes­ti­vals is amaz­ing, we can’t wait for Llan­fest!”

To cel­e­brate their col­lab­o­ra­tion, in­ter­na­tional dancers from the fes­ti­val (Sai Mayur) per­formed with The Cav­ern Club at the land­mark Yel­low sub­ma­rine statute, out­side Liver­pool John Len­non Air­port.

Launched in 2011, Llan­fest was in­tro­duced as the fi­nale party of the In­ter­na­tional Eisteddfod, to reach out to new au­di­ences.

The an­nounce­ment of The Cav­ern Club and Kaiser Chiefs ap­pear­ance fol­lows the huge suc­cess of leg­endary Welsh band Manic Street Preach­ers, who raised the roof of the Royal In­ter­na­tional Pavil­ion at the fes­ti­val fi­nale last year.

For more information or to book tick­ets visit www.llan­ or con­tact the box of­fice. For reg­u­lar up­dates about the Fes­ti­val fol­low on Twit­ter @llan­gol­len_Eist or like the Facebook page Llan­gollen In­ter­na­tional Mu­si­cal Eisteddfod.

An­drew Price

Cav­ern Club and the Sai Mayur dancers at Liver­pool Air­port to an­nounce their ap­pear­ance at Llan­fes

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