South East Wales

Bridgend county to host 2017 Urdd National Eisteddfod

Children celebrate the Urdd
Image caption The festival was held at Cilwendeg, Pembrokeshire in 2013

Bridgend is to host the 2017 Urdd National Eisteddfod, the county council has confirmed.

The Welsh-language arts festival will run from 29 May to 3 June at Bridgend College's Pencoed Campus.

The council approved the six-day youth event which it hopes will bring 100,000 visitors and £6m to the local economy.

Cabinet member councillor Phil White said it was "a unique opportunity to promote the county borough to a national audience".

The 2015 Urdd National Eisteddfod will be in Caerphilly from 25 to 30 May.

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