The world's largest music and philosophy festival

HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023 comes back to the idyllic embankment of the River Wye for a magical week of reflecting, debating and dancing with the world's leading thinkers and performers.

Following this year's festival theme Error and Renaissance, HowTheLightGetsIn gathers together the leading thinkers in every field to think through our present moment and find new ways of understanding the world. Don't miss out on a chance to hear conversations that will shape the intellectual landscape of the country for years to come. 

 Tier 2 Tickets available now!

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The Big Ideas

Music and Performance
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Music & Performance

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HTLGI story popup NEW

The HowTheLightGetsIn Story

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accomodation carousel potential 6

Accommodation

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Experiences

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hands in the air like you just dont care

Festival Gallery

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Families