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John Lennon’s sister to spread peace and love at an International Eisteddfod – Daily Post

John Lennon’s sister to spread peace and love at an International Eisteddfod – Daily Post

John Lennon’s sister to spread peace and love at an International Eisteddfod – Daily Post
June 27
10:16 2018

John Lennon’s sister will be spreading the All You Need Is Love message as an International Eisteddfod’s first ever final Day President next month.

Julia Baird will be anointed as Llangollen International Eisteddfod’s Llanfest Day President on the day the Yellow Submarine album turns 50.

Ms Baird is a director of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, which has its own pop-up stage at Llanfest on the final Sunday of the event held in Denbighshire.Llanfest is a mix of rock, pop and indie sounds spreading peace and harmony through music.

Julia Baird sister of John Lennon (Image: Handout)

Ms Baird said: “I truly believe in the ethos of this festival, which brings together different cultures from around the world to celebrate peace and friendship.

“It’s a great honour to be chosen as an International Eisteddfod Day President.

“And what a perfect way to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Yellow Submarine which is actually on the day of Llanfest.

“The song will undoubtedly be performed on The Cavern Club stage and we hope the crowds will join in too to mark this special milestone.”

Previous recipients of the homour have included Luciano Pavarotti, Mike Peters from the Alarm, Julian Lloyd Webber, Lesley Garrett CBE, Karl Jenkins CBE and Shân Cothi.

John Lennon visited Bangor in August 1967 with the band and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Image: Daily Post Wales)

Eisteddfod Festival chairman Rhys Davies commented: “We are delighted to welcome Julia on Sunday.

“There is a clear synergy between Lennon’s peace messages in his music and our festival.

“We enrich lives though music.”

This year’s Llanfest features another eclectic collection of performers, with Alfie Boe, Van Morrison, The Kaiser Chiefs, Toploader and Hoosiers.

The six-day Eisteddfod attracts more than 4,000 performers and 50,000 visitors for an international jamboree of music and dance.

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