18- 19th September sees HowTheLightGetsIn London 2021, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, return home to Kenwood House in Hampstead. Live and in person with our beloved audience, the world's leading thinkers come together in original debates. Book your Presale Tickets now!

We're assembling an unrivalled line-up of world-leading thinkers, side-splitting comedians, and the hottest musical acts for an unforgettable weekend at the frontiers of thought. Join us to 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.