THIS year's Llangollen International Eisteddfod looks set to break all previous records for attendance with tickets for both the Maes and evening concerts selling faster than ever in the festival's history.
Both the Bryn Terfel and Katherine Jenkins gala concerts were completely sold out more than two months ago with the 4,500 tickets for each concert selling within weeks of going on sale.
The Children's Day on the Maes already has 4,500 subscribers to the Zulu music and dance workshops and are now completely sold-out and the Youth Day sold 800 tickets to Liverpool's Notre Dame College of Performing Arts, earlier this week, in what was the festival's biggest ever single transaction for tickets in a day.
Tickets for the Live Cinema performance on July 6 with Carl Davis performing his new scores to three Charlie Chaplin movies are also moving briskly, as is the Comrades In Song evening with the Froncysyllte, Godre'r Aran, Pontarddulais and Rhosllanerchrugog male voice choirs uniting for one night only and the 2nd Pavarotti Trophy Competition on July 8.
Llangollen chief executive officer, Gwyn L Williams, said: 'We've pushed the boat out this year and tried to present another truly global family affair with something for everyone.
'The good weather certainly fosters a feel good factor and I think that, along with this year's fantastic lineup, is obviously generating the wonderful advance ticket sales. Long may it last!'