Llangollen Eisteddfod makes a profit

Llangollen defies the recession. Credit: Adina Tovy-Amsel/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Organisers of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod say it has staged a dramatic reversal of fortune by making a profit for the first time in five years and ploughing £1.5 million into the local economy.

They say the event defied the recession and bad weather to record a profit of £22,668.

Advance sales for this year's International Eisteddfod are said to be breaking previous records.