Posted: Wed 19th Jun 2024

Bryan Adams kicks off the summer at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod! for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod kicked summer off in style last night with a spectacular performance by Bryan Adams.

The multi-million selling recording artist marked the start of a series of headline concerts heading to Llangollen in the coming weeks.

A packed crowd welcomed the rock star with open arms as he performed in Llangollen for the first time.

They were treated to hit after hit as the GRAMMY winner delivered an unforgettable performance, including massive hits Heaven, Summer of ’69, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, So Happy It Hurts, Baby When You’re Gone and more.

Closing the show Adams dedicated his final song Straight From The Heart to his 96-year-old mother Jane saying; “She’s the one that gave me a chance to be the rock and roll delinquent that I am today, and I’m grateful to her for every minute of it.

“She would love to be here tonight. You know, she would have just loved it.

“She’s got a T-shirt that says, I’m with the band.

“You’ve been a fantastic audience. I didn’t even know this town existed a month ago. Don’t ask me to pronounce it now because I think I’ve kind of forgotten…Llangollen…Llangollen.”

Opening the night was electro-pop singer-songwriter Cassyette.

Electro-pop singer-songwriter Cassyette

The headline shows are part of a new partnership between Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor.

The series continues this evening – Wednesday 19 June – with Simple Minds.

Pictures:  © Cuffe and Taylor

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