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 next May! 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.

Following the sell-out success of our London festival, we are taking the theme, Tribal Truths and New Wisdom, to Hay-on-Wye next May. We've just announced our first selection of next year's debates, tackling everything from cultural appropriation to the existence of dark matter.

We're also delighted to announce our first speakers, including intellectual heavyweight Terry Eagleton, Hawking collaborator Roger Penrose, and Conservative MP Nicky Morgan - get to know their ideas here!

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