HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 sees the world’s largest philosophy and music festival return home to Kenwood House in Hampstead, London. Live and in person with our free-thinking audience, the world's leading thinkers come together in original debates. Let the discussions begin!
Join us live to see superstar philosophers, top economists and up-and-coming politicians. Think, talk, dance and play in a beautiful location with like-minded company.
Uniquely, HowTheLightGetsIn festivals lead with debates. They are alive with ideas. Our programmes have many names you will recognise but HowTheLightGetsIn festivals are not about status or celebrity. We are about free-thinking and wonder, creating a space where everyone's imagination can flourish. Find exciting new bands, discover ground-breaking new thinkers and ideas yet to make their mark, and ask questions in electrifying debates.
HowTheLightGetsIn London Festival will feature a unique programme of debates - live and in person - in the ideal setting for free-thinking minds.
With world-leading specialists exploring the the most exciting questions of the current moment, from the future of cosmology to how to talk about whiteness. Sign up to hear about the latest speaker announcements.
Expertly-chosen music and irresistible comedy are an essential part of all HowTheLightGetsIn festivals. And the return to London is an even bigger celebration! After days of discussion and new discoveries, join us to celebrate with an incredible line-up of musicians and comedy.
With award-winning singer-songwriters, soulful jazz, world music and up-and-coming DJs, these acts rival the best of indie music festivals.
The comedy programme is unexpected and brilliant. Find the absurd, charming, quirky and philosophical. Let HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 introduce you to up-and-coming acts and cult favourites alike.
And, of course, the much-anticipated Dance Tent will return - prepare for the most energetic virtual DJ set of your life!
"The art and soul of the party" - Harper's Bazaar
A space of play in the heart of London.
HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 is more than a gathering of minds. The grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead become an idyll of experience and sensation. A beautiful escape from the day-to-day with food, drink and all forms of merriment.
From kaleidoscopic parties and round-table feasts, to blissful afternoons in the Aperol Garden, HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021 will stay with you for the rest of the year. Join the party and step into a playground for the soul.
From early-bird tickets to the latest speakers in the programme, sign up to the HowTheLightGetsIn newsletter to hear the latest announcements.
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