Status Quo at the 2014 Llangollen International Eisteddfod
The band that opened Live Aid in 1985 with ‘Rockin all Over the World’ have been unveiled as the headline act at the closing concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod next July. Musical Director Eilir Owen Griffiths said that he was thrilled he’d been able to sign up Status Quo to bring the 2014 event to a fantastic climax - “Status Quo are true rock legends and they are the final piece in the jigsaw for what promises to be one of the best Eisteddfod’s ever”.
Other headline acts include opera superstar Bryn Terfel and the Dutch jazz sensation, Caro Emerald. The acclaimed bass baritone will be playing the lead in a special production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring an all-Welsh cast. In addition, there will be a world premiere of a new work by top composer Karl Jenkins and an appearance by the chart-topping singing brothers, Richard and Adam Johnson, from Holywell, in Flintshire. Meanwhile, the Spirit of Unity concert will feature the Cape Town Opera, Africa’s premiere opera company, and the Wales Millennium Centre Only Kidz Aloud Chorus under the baton of celebrity conductor Tim Rhys Evans.