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Festival Tickets sold out. A Few Day Tickets and Flexi Day Passes still available.

Nestled in a gorgeous spot beneath the Black Mountains and alongside the River Wye, HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 will be a truly magical experience. Expect an extravaganza of music, comedy, debates, talks and more, this 2-5 June 2022.

Choose a Festival Ticket to enjoy all that HowTheLightGetsIn has to offer. We've also just released a limited number of Day and Flexi tickets, if you're in Hay and want to remain flexible. And, if you can't join the magic in person, you can scroll down to pick up an Online Ticket.

Festival Tickets

Festival Tickets give you access to the full programme of more than 300 events over the four day Jubilee bank holiday weekend (June 2-5).  Expect headline music acts, debates with the world's leading thinkers, the hottest comedy, cabaret, and film, along with a host of extra experiences - and our legendary parties.

Festival Ticket

With access to every debate and talk, plus all music and comedy, you won't miss a beat all weekend. 3pm Thursday to close on Sunday.
If you need accommodation, a whole range of options are available. For luxury yurts and glamping, click 'Next' and choose at the next stage. Or select 'Festival Ticket + Camping' below. 

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3: $138.00
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Festival Ticket + IAI Subscription

As well as a full Festival Ticket, this ticket gives you a 3 month trial subscription to our online platform, IAI.tv. Catch up on any events you missed at the festival and access 3000+ debates, solo talks, interviews and academies from festivals past - plus daily new articles from world-leading thinkers. All for just £4, compared to the full subscription price of £9.99/month.

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Earlybird: $132.00
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Festival Ticket + Camping

In a brilliant location immediately opposite the festival site, yet set apart from the hubbub. Arrive and pitch your tent from Thursday evening (2 June). Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to the festival across the weekend (2-5 June).

Tents to fit in a 3x3m plot. For luxury options use the Festival Ticket section above.

Presale: Sold Out
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Tier 3: $158.00
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Festival Ticket + Camping + IAI Subscription

As well as a full Festival Ticket and weekend camping, this ticket gives you a 3 month trial subscription to our online platform, IAI.tv. Catch up on any events you missed at the festival and access 3000+ debates, solo talks, interviews and academies from festivals past - plus daily new articles from world-leading thinkers. All for just £4, compared to the full subscription price of £9.99/month.

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Student Festival Tickets

Students and those Under 25 benefit from a 30% discount on Festival Tickets. Children Under 12 free! Student ID or proof of age required.

Student Festival Ticket

The Student Festival Ticket gives full access over the weekend (2-5 June). Make the most of the legendary HowTheLightGetsIn party atmosphere, and experience a weekend like no other with an unparalleled roster of world-leading thinkers alongside Grammy-nominated music acts, comedy, cabaret, and extra experiences.

Please note, festival entry requires student ID or proof of age.

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Earlybird: Sold Out
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Tier 4: Sold Out
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Student Festival Ticket + Camping

Camp in a brilliant location just a stone's throw from the revelry of the festival. Arrive and pitch your tent from Thursday evening (2 June). Student Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to the festival across the weekend (2-5 June).

Tents to fit in a 3x3m plot. For luxury options use the Festival Ticket section above.  Please note, festival entry requires student ID or proof of age.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: Sold Out
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Tier 4: Sold Out
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Day Tickets

Join the festival for one full day to experience a full programme of debates and talks, interviews, comedy and live music - valid for entry for the whole day, including the evening party until 1am.

Thursday Day Ticket

Valid for access to the festival site and the full programme of events on Thursday, June 2nd, from 15:00 to 01:00

Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 4: Sold Out
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Friday Day Ticket

Valid for access to the festival site and the full programme of events on Friday, June 3rd, from 09:00 to 01:00

Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 4: Sold Out
Final: $0.00
Saturday Day Ticket

Valid for access to the festival site and the full programme of events on Saturday, June 4th, from 09:00 to 01:00

Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 4: Sold Out
Final: $0.00
Sunday Day Ticket

Join the festival for one full day to experience a full programme of debates and talks, interviews, comedy and live music - valid for entry for the whole day, including the evening party until 1am.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 4: Sold Out
Final: $0.00

Flexi Tickets

Flexi Tickets allow you to drop in to the festival for a few events on the day(s) of your choosing. Pick up a Flexi-2 or Flexi-4 ticket to attend 2 or 4 events, and add a Day Pass to grant festival access on the day(s) you wish to attend. You will need to show both a Flexi Ticket and a Flexi Day Pass to gain access to the festival site. Additional Flexi Tickets will be available at the Box Office if you would like to stay for more events.

Flexi-2

A Flexi-2 Ticket allows you to attend any 2 events in our programme. Add a Flexi Day Pass for the day(s) you wish to attend. You will not be able to access the site without a Flexi Day Pass.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Standard: $0.00
Flexi-4

A Flexi-4 Ticket allows you to attend any 4 events in our programme. Add a Flexi Day Pass for the day(s) you wish to attend. You will not be able to access the site without a Flexi Day Pass.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Standard: $0.00
Flexi Day Pass - Thursday

Flexi Day Passes grant access to the festival site in conjunction with Flexi Tickets. You will need to show both a Flexi Ticket and Flexi Day Pass to access the site.

Earlybird: Sold Out
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Flexi Day Pass - Friday

Flexi Day Passes grant access to the festival site in conjunction with Flexi Tickets. You will need to show both a Flexi Ticket and Flexi Day Pass to access the site.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Standard: $0.00
Flexi Day Pass - Saturday

Flexi Day Passes grant access to the festival site in conjunction with Flexi Tickets. You will need to show both a Flexi Ticket and Flexi Day Pass to access the site.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Standard: $0.00
Flexi Day Pass - Sunday

Flexi Day Passes grant access to the festival site in conjunction with Flexi Tickets. You will need to show both a Flexi Ticket and Flexi Day Pass to access the site.

Earlybird: Sold Out
Standard: $0.00

Online Tickets

Can't make it to Hay? You can still catch many of our headline debates and talks with an Online ticket. With almost 50 events across all our main stages, our live streamed coverage of Saturday and Sunday includes all of the hottest debates and talks, including names like Michio Kaku, Sabine Hossenfelder, Richard Dawkins and Paul Muldoon. Using our unique virtual reality platform, drop into each venue and follow the action, meet other attendees and chat in real time. Pick up an Online Ticket + IAI Subscription to also enjoy every single debate, talk and interview from Hay 2022 on-demand as they are uploaded on IAI.tv, plus thousands more videos and articles.

Weekend Online Ticket + IAI Subscription

Weekend Online Ticket - This is a weekend Ticket, granting access for the whole of Saturday and Sunday.

As well as access to the Online Festival, this ticket gives you a 3 month trial subscription to our online platform, IAI.tv. Catch up on any events you missed at the festival and access 3000+ debates, solo talks, interviews and academies from festivals past - plus daily new articles from world-leading thinkers. All for just £4, compared to the full subscription price of £9.99/month.

Standard: $0.00
Weekend Online Ticket

Weekend Online Ticket - This is a weekend Ticket, granting access for the whole of Saturday and Sunday

Standard: $0.00
Saturday Online Ticket

Saturday Online Ticket - This is a one-day Ticket, granting access on Saturday 5th June

Standard: $0.00
Sunday Online Ticket

Sunday Online Ticket - This is a one-day Ticket, granting access on Sunday 4th June

Standard: $0.00

U12 Childrens Tickets - FREE

Children Under 12 can come to the festival for free! For budding space scientists, bookworms, fun-lovers, and thinkers alike, HowTheLightGetsIn has plenty on offer to keep children of all ages busy. The youngest festival goers can enjoy craft and tech stalls plus a play area and fairground rides, while the Hangout hosts games for older children.

Please add a Children's Ticket to your basket for each child joining you. Maximum 2 children per adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and will be granted access to events in line with the accompanying adult's ticket.

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For £50 you can secure your festival ticket at Advance rates, and pay the rest by April 2019.

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