The World's Largest Philosophy and Music Festival

Over 200 events, 80 debates and talks, and 100 music and performance events.

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival returns to Hay-on-Wye this May after a sell-out debut in London last September. On the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the River Wye, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas as well as an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance.

A limited number of Earlybird Tickets are still available.

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Festival Programme

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