For some time, organisers of the National Eisteddfod have tried to break a perception that the annual festival is aimed mainly at Welsh speakers.
This year in Denbigh, those new to the event are being taken on tours of the field, to help them feel part of proceedings.
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More than a thousand riders will be taking part in a series of events in and around the town.
Some warm spells of sunshine will develop, although scattered heavy and thundery showers are also expected during the afternoon.
A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued by the Met Office for much of Wales.