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How to celebrate Welsh Language Music Day 2018

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Now in its third year, Welsh Language Music Day arrives on February 9, 2018 to celebrate Welsh-language music of all kinds – and if you’re not familiar with much Welsh-language music, it’s here to show you what you’re missing, from indie-rock and folk to hip-hop and electronica. As part of the day’s celebrations the most-listened-to Welsh-language artists on Spotify and Shazam will be revealed. The day is part of a long-term drive to get one million people speaking and using Welsh before 2050.

Over the day, you can expect to see free gigs across all of Wales – in Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, Caernarfon, Blackwood, and Pwllheli, as well as shows further afield, from New York City to Budapest.

And for those who are totally new to Welsh music, there are six playlists curated by DJ Gareth Potter, in categories including Acoustic, Electronica, Workout and Legends. See Huw Stevens discussing his favourites in the video above and find out more about Welsh Language Music Day 2018 here.

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