Posted: Thu 4th Jul 2024

It′s Been a Long Time Coming as Tom Jones headlines Llangollen! for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Tom Jones kicked off this year’s Core Eisteddfod Week with his sell-out Ages and Stages tour at Llangollen Pavilion.

The Welsh superstar, renowned as one of the most accomplished musicians of all time, proved his legendary status when the entire audience gave him a standing ovation as he walked onto the stage.

The sold-out crowd were treated to hit after hit as the international and multi-award-winning icon delivered an unforgettable performance, including massive hits It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussy Cat, Sex Bomb, Green Green Grass Of Home, Delilah, Leave Your Hat On and more.

Much to the crowd’s delight, the legend showed no signs of slowing down: “We’ve travelled the world many times and we plan on travelling it many more times. We’ve had a ball up here tonight and we hope you have too…nos da duw bendithia…good night and God bless you all!”

Lead Programmer and Production Manager at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Dave Danford said: “From the moment we announced our line-up at the end of last year, Tom Jones has been the talk of the town. Tonight has been the most amazing evening to kick off our Core Eisteddfod Week, and to have an artist of Tom’s quality and profile really does show how far our festival has come. This show will be remembered in Llangollen for a very long time.”

Opening the night was Australian sibling trio Germein.

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

The series continues tomorrow with Gregory Porter continuing the iconic Core Week of the International Musical Eisteddfod.

(pics via CUFFE & TAYLOR)

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