Festival-goers were treated to a hat-trick for the finale of the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen.

Indie pop legends Kaiser Chiefs brought the curtain down on the sun-drenched 2018 eisteddfod as the headline act at Llanfest last night, supported by nineties icons, Toploader and renowned pop rock band, The Hoosiers.

Llanfest was launched in 2011 as an addition to the International Eisteddfod, which got under way on Tuesday and welcomed more than 4,000 performers and competitors across the week, along with star studded evening concerts including Alfie Boe and Van Morrison.

The aim of Llanfest was to introduce the event to new audiences and attract festival goers from across the country. The announcement of the Kaiser Chiefs for 2018 followed the huge success of legendary Welsh band Manic Street Preachers, who raised the roof of the pavilion at the festival finale last year.

And Kaiser Chiefs certainly did the trick in attracting festival goers as more around 5,000 packed in to the Llangollen Pavilion for their electric performance.

Kicking off the evening concert was the terrific Toploader with some of their best-loved hits including Roll with the Punches, Achilles Heel and Just Hold On. And those that weren’t already up and dancing certainly were by the time they performed one of their best known hits – Dancing in the Moonlight.

Next on the bill were the colourful Hoosiers who performed an array of hits as well as a cover version of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire. Choices, Somewhere in the Distance, and Cops and Robbers went down well with the Llangollen crowd before finishing with chart-topper Goodbye Mr A.

Then it was time for the main act itself – and boy did the Kaiser Chiefs explode on to the pavilion stage.

From the off, with Every Day I Love You Less and Less, Ricky Wilson, with his boundless energy, rocked the pavilion from start to finish with the band’s extensive catalogue of classic Indie hits.

When the Heat Dies Down (which it didn’t!), Modern Way, Parachute and the brilliant Ruby, had the audience singing and dancing throughout. Hole in my Soul, Good Days Bad Days, Never Miss a Beat, The Angry Mob, I Predict a Riot and the fantastic Coming Home initially rounded of a terrific Llanfest – before they returned to the stage for their encore – Oh My God.

Ahead of the concert, the pavilion’s rear seating was once again removed to increase capacity to more than 5,200, such was the demand, making it one of the festival’s biggest ever gigs – what a fantastic night for Llangollen!

The spirit of the eisteddfod never fails to deliver – I can’t wait to see who’s on the bill next year.