Christmas tickets now available

Christmas Gift Tickets now available!

Give the gift of big ideas this Christmas! Select 'Make It A Gift' and then pick the ticket types you want to give to a loved one.

We'll send your HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 ticket in a beautiful gift card and evelope to place under the tree or hand deliver to the lucky recipient.

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, taking place from 2nd - 5th June 2022.

 

Make it a gift!

Give the gift of HowTheLightGetsIn with our gift tickets! A perfect present for any live music lover, boutique festival fan, or budding philosopher.

Add a Gift Ticket to your order and we'll post you a beautiful gift card and envelope that you can place under the Christmas tree, forward on to your lucky recipient, or hand deliver yourself. 

First Class dispatch commences November 14th with the last date for guaranteed arrival by Christmas on December 20th.

Standard: $0.00

Festival Tickets - Click to expand

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.

This ticket does not include camping. If you want to bring your own tent, select 'Festival Ticket + Camping' below. If you're looking to indulge in our luxury accommodation, this ticket is for you - accommodation booking opens at a later date.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $128.00
Tier 3: $138.00
Tier 4: $148.00
Final: $168.00
Festival Ticket + Subscription

As well as a full Festival ticket to HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022, this ticket gives you a 3 month free trial subscription to our online platform, IAI.tv. Catch up on events you missed at the festival and access a huge range of material on IAI.tv. Get daily articles and videos, along with fortnightly live events and a library of 3000+ debates, solo talks, exclusive interviews and academy courses. All for just £4 more than the festival ticket price compared to the full subscription price of £9.99 a month. 

Presale: $122.00
Earlybird: $132.00

Festival Ticket + Camping

Our camping ground is in a brilliant location immediately opposite the festival site, yet set apart from the hubbub of the festival. Arrive and pitch your tent from the evening of Thursday 2nd June. Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to festival events across the Jubilee Bank holiday weekend (2-5 June).

Tents must fit in a 3x3 plot. For luxury accommodation, see the Festival Ticket section above.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $148.00
Tier 3: $158.00
Tier 4: $168.00
Final: $188.00
Camping Ticket + Subscription

As well as a full Festival ticket to HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022, this ticket gives you a 3 month free trial subscription to our online platform, IAI.tv. Catch up on events you missed at the festival and access a huge range of material on IAI.tv. Get daily articles and videos, along with fortnightly live events and a library of 3000+ debates, solo talks, exclusive interviews and academy courses. All for just £4 more than the festival ticket price compared to the full subscription price of £9.99 a month.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $152.00

Students and U-25s - 30% Off

Student Festival Ticket

Students and Under 25s get 30% off Festival Tickets! This ticket gives you full access to a huge range of events over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. 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 live music.

Please note, this ticket is only valid with a student card or appropriate proof of age.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $89.60
Tier 3: $96.80
Tier 4: $103.60
Final: $117.60
Student Festival Ticket + Camping

Arrive and pitch your tent from the evening of Thursday 2nd June. Student Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to festival events across the Jubilee Bank holiday weekend (2-5 June).

Tents must fit in a 3x3 plot. For luxury accommodation, see the Student Festival Ticket above.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $103.60
Tier 3: $110.60
Tier 4: $117.60
Final: $131.60

12-17 Year olds - 50% Off

Family Festival Ticket

We welcome families to HowTheLightGetsIn. Under 12s come free of charge, and 12-17 year olds enjoy 50% off.

Stay tuned for news of our Children and Young Adult's Programme, including talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of 7-12 year olds.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $64.00
Tier 3: $69.00
Tier 4: $74.00
Final: $84.00
Family Festival Ticket + Camping

We have a quiet camping area for families away from the hustle and bustle. Arrive and pitch your tent from the evening of Thursday 2nd June. Family Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to festival events across the Jubilee Bank holiday weekend (2-5 June).

Tents must fit in a 3x3 plot. For luxury accommodation, see the Family Festival Ticket above.

Presale: Sold Out
Earlybird: $74.00
Tier 3: $79.00
Tier 4: $84.00
Final: $94.00

Booking Summary

Booking Expires
min
sec
:

Your Package
Your Extras
Subtotal: $0.00
Total: $0.00
For £50 you can secure your festival ticket at Advance rates, and pay the rest by April 2019.

To redeem, select "Secure your ticket scheme" at checkout.
Friends of the IAI are eligible for 20% off tickets. To redeem, select your IAI Friends single or dual membership at checkout.

To become a friend, visit iai.tv/

Sign up to our newsletter

Europe’s answer to TED

Total Politics

Press