When is the festival?
HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 is running from 2nd - 6th June. Festival tickets will provide access to a huge range of events, including debates, talks, music, comedy, academy and late night parties.
Where is the festival?
HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 is set in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye in the famed book town of Hay. The site is located just off Newport Street, HR3 5BZ. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Globe at Hay, Newport St, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5BG.
Can children come to the festival?
Yes, and under 12s do not need a festival ticket to gain entry to the site.
Can pets come to the festival?
No, pets are not permitted on the festival site.
Are dogs allowed on site?
Dogs are not allowed on site except guide and service dogs.
Can I bring a campervan onto the campsite?
Unfortunately, due to licensing reasons and to ensure safe access to our festival pitches, we cannot allow vehicles on the campsite. This includes campervans.
How can I book parking?
Parking will soon be available to book from our extras page.
I'm having problems buying my ticket
If you're having any issues purchasing your ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Ticket Issue'. Please state the issue as well as your phone number and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
How do I apply my discount?
You can apply all discounts at checkout if you open 'Click here for offers/ insider codes'. Only one discount can be used per ticket. If you have a Friends Discount, you will need to enter your code at checkout. Student and under 25 tickets can be added to your basket on our festival passes page. Please note that discounts are only valid for HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Tickets.
I can no longer attend the festival, can I have a full refund?
Our terms and conditions, details of which you can find here, state that we cannot refund tickets.
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HowTheLightGetsIn is the world’s largest and most exciting philosophy and music festival – and we need YOU to make it happen!
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"I want to express my sincere gratitude for the stewarding experience you have offered us: it has been nothing short of transformational! Although it was the first time I volunteered for a festival, I am already stewarding with another one this weekend!" - Madalina Benderschi, Chișinău, Moldova
"Thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you guys at the festival. It was so much fun - would love to be involved again next year!" - Katie Poundall, London, UK
"I was honoured to serve for this wonderful event as a steward. I booked months ago, flew from China for 11 hours (!) and found that it was so, so worth it!" - Luyao Zhang, Hong Kong
HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2022 is set in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye in the famed book town of Hay.
The site is located just off Newport Street, HR3 5BZ.
It is about a 5 minute walk from the Globe at Hay, Newport St, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5BG.
Stay on our rolling riverside expanse on the banks of the glorious Wye, overlooked by the impressive Black Mountains. What better setting could there be for four days of intellectual fun?
Our range of accommodation options starts with self-pitched camping and extends to premium pre-pitched tents and our selection of luxury yurts.
Self pitch camping for 1
Pitch your own tent in an idyllic spot along the banks of the River Wye and stay close to all the festival action. A 3m x 3m pitch for 1 person.
Pre-pitched camping for 2
Camping without the hassle! Arrive on site to a perfectly pitched 1.5m x 2.75m tent for 2 people, complete with a double air-bed mattress.
Based on the traditional Mongolian dwellings, our luxury yurts offer hotel style accommodation and provide a cosy, dry haven to retreat into and rest up in between the jam-packed days and nights. With access to plenty of luxury showers, toilets and a pamper parlour, glamping never felt so decadent…
Please note that campervans are not permitted on site.
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At HowTheLightGetsIn, we strive to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event, so we try our best to make the festival site as accessible as possible.
HowTheLightGetsIn takes place on the bank of the River Wye. The area is predominantly grass, with limited hard standing pathways. In the event of bad weather, mud and puddles are likely.
There will be some hardened pathways covering the main walking routes through the site, but just as we prepare for all conditions we do ask that you do to. So please consider the ground conditions and unpredictable British weather when deciding what facilities you may need and what equipment you need to bring.
We will of course have dedicated Disabled Toilets - location TBC closer to the time of the festival.
Car Park Access
There will be an on-site car park with dedicated Disabled spaces. We will confirm details of how to book a space here closer to the time of the festival.
Personal Assistant / Carer Ticket
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For press enquiries and media partnership enquiries, please contact us at:
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This ticket is issued by TVF Limited on behalf of the Institute of Art and Ideas, henceforth the ""organisers"", and is subject to the terms and conditions indicated on this ticket or displayed at the ""venue"", HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in Hay-on-Wye. Purchasers should note that this ticket is sold by the organisation responsible for the event.
Purchase and possession of a ticket signifies agreement to the following conditions:
1. This ticket is issued subject to the rules and regulations of the organisation, operators and management of the venue.
2. Every person entering the event must have a valid ticket.
3. Ticket holders are required to carefully check their tickets in advance of their visit; mistakes may not be rectified on the day.
4. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry of the ticket holder to the event site. Customers found to be causing damage to the site, the site infrastructure, causing harm to any other person on site or in breach of these conditions will be subject to prosecution.
5. The organisers reserve the right to search all persons and personal property and refuse admission to, or eject from, the site any person who refuses to be searched by a security official.
6. This ticket is not transferable. No money will be refunded or tickets exchanged after purchase unless the event is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, the promoter’s sole obligation and liability shall be to offer a ticket for an alternative performance by the relevant artist, if available, or a full refund of the face value of this ticket. No other claims will be entertained. You will be contacted directly about cancellations at the email address used for your booking. Any questions about your claim should be directed to email@example.com.
7. No duplicate tickets or wristbands will be issued in the event of loss.
8. Admission to the site and performance is at the ticket holder’s own risk. Neither the promoter nor the site management shall be held liable for any injury or damage sustained within the site.
9. Ticket holders give their express consent to the use of their actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising or exploitation of any film, video and/or audio recording of this event and/or any element thereof in any/all media throughout the world. This includes filming by the police or security which may be carried out for the security of customers.
10. The event promoter reserves the right to make any change whatsoever to the act programme owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause.
11. Neither the venue nor the organisation can accept responsibility for lost or stolen property.
12. The possession of this ticket shall constitute an acceptance by the holder of these conditions and imply an undertaking on the part of the holder to observe them. In the event of any breach of these conditions, the event promoter reserves the right to cancel this ticket and retain any monies paid theretofore.
13. Other than the provisions advertised or outlined by the box office at the time of sale, customers are required to address any special needs by contacting the box office in advance of their visit, as the event promoter may not be able to provide those needs without notice.
14. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
15. Paper lanterns shall not be brought onto or used on the festival site under any circumstances.
16. No dogs are allowed on the festival site, except guide and service dogs.
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