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Proclamation day will mark countdown to Urdd 2017

04 October 2016

Around 3,000 children and adults representing local schools, colleges and clubs will be taking part in a ‘proclamation procession’ through Bridgend town centre on Saturday 8 October to mark the official countdown to the Urdd National Eisteddfod being held in the county borough next summer.

And more are welcome to join in and cheer them on as the colourful parade makes its way at 11:30am from Bridgend College to Newbridge Fields, where there will be lots of entertainment, activities and stalls to enjoy up until about 2:30pm.

From marching brass and samba bands, to circus performers and ‘Cyw’ characters, it promises to be a packed afternoon to celebrate the showpiece Welsh language youth festival coming to Bridgend College’s Pencoed Campus between 29 May and 3 June 2017.

The Urdd National Eisteddfod offers a unique opportunity to showcase Bridgend County Borough’s heritage, and the amazing talents of local young people, and is expected to attract up to 100,000 visitors.

Several local fundraising groups have been set up by volunteers to raise the necessary funds for staging Urdd 2017, and if you’d like to find out more about getting involved, please email Jordan Morgan-Hughes at for further details.

Last Updated: 04/10/2016
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