Online Festival Site

- Enter the Festival Site -

Click the map below to enter the world's first virtual reality festival. You'll start in the box office, and all venues are open for you to explore.

View from Arena

The world's first virtual reality festival. 

More than 200 events were live streamed in 8 stages across the festival site. When the festival was live, each venue came to life with debates, talks, music, comedy and more bringing 19 hours of incredible content each day.

Start in the box office and step outside to enter the festival. Choose a venue and head inside. Click on the stage to open a live event and get a taste of what it was like when the festival was in full swing. 

All your questions answered

What does an online ticket get me?

The Online ticket grants access to the online festival, streamed live from Hay in real time. With over 80 events across 5 stages, our live streamed coverage of the festival includes many of the hottest debates and talks. Using our unique virtual reality platform, drop into each venue and follow the action. Meet and chat to other online attendees, explore the festival site, and enjoy the next best thing to being here in Hay.

Can I attend the whole weekend?

We'll be streaming debates, talks and interviews from 5 of our main stages on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. Pick up a single-day ticket to catch an unmissable debate, or choose a full weekend pass to save on the price of both day tickets.

What's it like to attend HowTheLightGetsIn online?

It's the next best thing to being here in Hay! You'll be able to explore the virtual festival site in real time, and drop in to any of the 5 venues to join the action as you please. Plus, you can meet and chat with other online festivalgoers in group and private messages.