AUSTRALIAN pop-rock duo Royel Otis will join indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs when they head to Llangollen this summer.

The indie pair, known for pop melodies with a gritty edge and killer choruses, will join Kaiser Chiefs as they make a triumphant return to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Saturday, June 29. 

With inspiration ranging as broadly as Daft Punk to The Strokes, Royel Otis’ debut studio album Pratts & Pain will be released on February 16.

Rhyl Journal: Royel Otis. Credit: Georges AntoniRoyel Otis. Credit: Georges Antoni (Image: Georges Antoni)

The Kaiser Chiefs’ headline performance at Llangollen will follow the release of their latest studio album, the aptly-titled Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album, on March 1.

A new partnership between the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor will see 11 huge headlining shows taking place at iconic peace festival supporting the traditional Core Eisteddfod week.

Alongside headliners Kaiser Chiefs global rock icons Simple Minds, British pop giants Madness, Manic Street Preachers and Suede, BRIT award-winning artist Paloma Faith, chart-topper Jess Glynne, disco legends Nile Rodgers & CHIC and global rock star Bryan Adams will all headline dates either side of the iconic peace festival in 2024.

Rhyl Journal: Kaiser Chiefs. Credit: Cal McIntyreKaiser Chiefs. Credit: Cal McIntyre (Image: Credit Cal McIntyre)

The core week of the festival will see a series of events celebrating the Eisteddfod along with headlining shows from Welsh legends Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins and international jazz sensation Gregory Porter.

Dave Danford, artistic director of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod said: “We’re excited to be adding Royel Otis to our line-up for this summer.

"They’re the perfect group to appear alongside Kaiser Chiefs, and it’s going to be a night to remember.”