A Festival Unlike Any Other

 HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023 electrifies the idyllic town of Hay-on-Wye this spring for a magical Bank Holiday weekend of reflecting, debating and dancing with the world's leading thinkers and performers.

This year we bring together a thrilling speaker lineup including Slavoj Žižek, Esther Freud and Roger Penrose to debate the Error & Renaissance at the heart of modern society in a range of debates and talks.

Get a taste of this year's sensational music lineup featuring Radiohead collaborators Zero 7 and BRIT Award-winning indie legends Belle and Sebastian. Don't miss out on the chance to experience incredible conversation and performance in Hay this spring. 

 Tier 3 Tickets available now!

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The Big Ideas

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Music & Performance

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The HowTheLightGetsIn Story

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Accommodation

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Experiences

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hands in the air like you just dont care

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