National Eisteddfod postponed for a year due to coronavirus pandemic

The National Eisteddfod has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual festival, this year set in Ceredigion, was not due to be held until August. But organisers said they are taking into account the construction phase and current restrictions on gatherings.

The celebration of Welsh language and culture will be held on the same Maes in Tregaron. Tickets, stall and caravan site bookings will all be transferred to 2021.

It comes after the National Urdd Eisteddfod was postponed and all regional Urdd events were cancelled due to coronavirus fears.

The National Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbigh was postponed until 2021 and all regional Urdd events were cancelled. Credit: Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Eisteddfod Court President and Chair of the Management Board, Ashok Ahir, said: "Naturally, our supporters will be disappointed, but I am sure everyone will agree that this is the right and sensible decision for us to take."

Betsan Moses, Eisteddfod Chief Executive, added that "the next few months are going to be difficult for the Eisteddfod".

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