The World's Largest Philosophy and Music Festival

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

HowTheLightGetsIn is returning to Hay-on-Wye for the Bank Holiday weekend from 24th - 27th May with a festival experience unlike any other. Nestled in the beautiful Wye Valley on the edge of the Black Mountains, 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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