The World's Largest Philosophy and Music Festival

Over 300 events, 100 debates and talks, and 200 music and performance events.

In just 5 weeks' time, HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-on-Wye for a festival experience full of magic and wonder...

On the Bank Holiday weekend from 24th - 27th May, our newly expanded Riverside site will host more venues than ever before. You'll find headline music acts, the best in stand-up comedy from the UK and beyond, debates between the world's leading thinkers, and so much more.


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