Eisteddfod: Rapper Sage Todz banned from festival for English use

2023-06-09 20:23:49  • 3 mins

A bilingual rapper has been banned from playing the National Eisteddfod because there is too much English in his songs.

Sage Todz posted on social media he would not be performing at the festival because of its Welsh language policy.

He hit the headlines last year with a cover of Dafydd Iwan's Yma o Hyd and has spoken about why Welsh is important to him.

The National Eisteddfod said the rule about the Welsh language was "fundamental" to the festival.

This year's festival takes place in Boduan, Gwynedd, the home county of Sage Todz, who is from Penygroes.

The artist wrote on Twitter his "songs are finished products, not subject to change".

When someone responded the performer should "abide by the rules", he said: "I'm not protesting, simply letting people know why I won't be there."

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Children's Poet of Wales 2023, Nia Morais, questioned the National Eisteddfod's position.

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