A leading Welsh economist suggests the National Eisteddfod may need to find a semi-permanent home if it's to become financially sustainable.
Prof Gerry Holtham said he recognises the tradition of moving to different parts of Wales is "an essential part of the Eisteddfod's character".
"They could compromise if they had a permanent home which they stayed in every other year, and move north and south in alternate years - that could save them quite a bit of money I think" he said.
Prof Holtham had previously made the call in a report for the Institute of Welsh Affairs.
The cultural festival, which is taking place in the Vale of Glamorgan this week, recorded a loss of £90,000 last year.
First Minister Carwyn Jones has joined the Gorsedd of Bards. He took the bardic name Carwyn Aman Ogwr in an Eisteddfod ceremony.
This year's National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan returns to the area where the father of the Gorsedd was born.
This year's National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan is being described as Iolo Morganwg's homecoming as it returns to the area.