HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2019
24-27
May

One week to go and we're down to our final tickets!

The festival runs from late afternoon Friday 24th May to Monday 27th May with over 300 events across 12 stages, including more than 180 music and performance events and over 100 debates and talks.

Choose a Festival Ticket for the full weekend or a Festival Day Ticket for any given day. Flexi tickets enable you to drop into the festival for just a few events. For fast passes and experiences, please see our programme page.

Festival Tickets

Festival Tickets give you access to the full programme of more than 300 events over the four day May bank holiday weekend. If you are looking for accommodation, select the Festival Ticket + Luxury Yurts / Premium Camping option, or Festival Tickets + Camping.

Festival Ticket

The Festival Ticket gives you full access to a huge range of events over the festival bank holiday weekend. Expect headline music acts, debates with the world's leading thinkers, the hottest comedy, cabaret, and film, along with a host of extra experiences and of course our famed late night parties with DJs and live music across 12 stages.

Please note: this ticket does not include camping.

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Tier 1 - Presale : Sold Out
Tier 2- Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3- Advance: Sold Out
Tier 4- Standard: Sold Out
Tier 5- Final: £148.00
Festival Ticket + Luxury Yurts / Premium Camping

Opposite the festival site but secluded in their own field with views to the Black mountains, our boutique yurts sleep 2 - 6 people in super-comfortable beds, with top quality amenities on hand. Along with our premium camping range (sleeping 1-2 people), they're the perfect way to unwind and indulge after each day's excitement.

Add your Festival Ticket here and select your luxury yurt or premium camping option on the next page.  

Please note: the festival site opens from 4pm on Friday 24th May, and the campsite is available from 2pm on Thursday 23rd May.

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Tier 1 - Presale : Sold Out
Tier 2- Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3- Advance: Sold Out
Tier 4- Standard: Sold Out
Tier 5- Final: £148.00

Select your luxury yurt on next page.

Festival Ticket + Camping

Our camping ground is in a brilliant location immediately opposite the festival site, yet set apart from the hubbub of the festival. Arrive and pitch your tent from the evening of Thursday 23rd May. Festival Ticket + Camping includes full access to festival events across the May Bank holiday weekend.

Please note: we do not accept tents which do not fit in a 3mx3m plot.

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Tier 1 - Presale : Sold Out
Tier 2- Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3- Advance: Sold Out
Tier 4- Standard: Sold Out
Tier 5- Final: £168.00

Under 25 / Students and Children Festival Tickets

Under 25s and students get 30% off Festival Tickets, while children under 12 go free. If you are looking for accommodation, select the Under 25 Festival Ticket + Camping option.

 

Under 25 / Student Festival Ticket

Festival Tickets for students and those under 25 are 30% off. These tickets give full access to festival events over the course of the bank holiday weekend, including headline music acts, the best in stand-up comedy from the UK and beyond, award-winning documentaries, debates among the world's leading thinkers, and so much more, before we dance the night away with our late night parties every evening.

Please note: this ticket does not include camping.

 

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Tier 1 - Presale : Sold Out
Tier 2- Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3- Advance: Sold Out
Tier 4- Standard: Sold Out
Tier 5- Final: £103.60
Under 25 / Student Festival Ticket + Camping

Festival Tickets + Camping for students and those under 25 are 30% off. Camp in a self-pitched tent in a brilliant location immediately opposite the festival site, set comfortably apart from HowTheLightGetsIn's music venues.  The HowTheLightGetsIn Ticket + Camping enables you to arrive and pitch your tent from the evening of Thursday 23rd May, and includes full access to festival events across the May Bank holiday weekend.

 

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Tier 1 - Presale : Sold Out
Tier 2- Earlybird: Sold Out
Tier 3- Advance: Sold Out
Tier 4- Standard: Sold Out
Tier 5- Final: £117.60
Children

We welcome children under 12 to HowTheLightGetsIn for free, providing they are accompanied by an adult at all times. The festival site hosts vintage fairground rides, a sandpit, hangout area, live entertainers, and so much more, keeping the kids enchanted for hours.

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Festival Day Tickets

Day Tickets grant you access to a full day's programming at HowTheLightGetsIn, including headline music acts, debates from the world's leading thinkers, the hottest comedy from the UK and beyond, award-winning documentaries, DJs and late night parties, and so much more.

HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 - Friday Ticket

The Friday Ticket grants you access to the full programme of events on the opening Friday of the festival.  See the Programme page for full details of events on this day including music legends, big debates, and the HowTheLightGetsIn Opening party into the early hours. 

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £38.00
HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 - Saturday Ticket

The Saturday Ticket grants you access to the full programme of events on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend.  See the Programme page for details of events on this day - with a full schedule of debates and talks alongside music running throughout the day and headline acts in the evening with our late night Saturday Shindig party into the early hours.

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £64.00
HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 - Sunday Ticket

The Sunday Ticket grants you access to the full programme of events on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend.  See the Programme page for details of events on this day - with a full schedule of debates and talks alongside music running throughout the day and headline acts in the evening with our late night Sunday Shooting Star Party into the early hours. 

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £66.00
HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 - Monday Ticket

The Monday Ticket grants you access to the full programme of events on the Monday of the bank holiday weekend.  See the Programme page for details of events on this day - with a full schedule of debates and talks alongside music running throughout the day and our Monday Showdown events in the evening. 

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £48.00

Festival Flexi-Tickets

Flexi-Tickets enable you to drop into the festival for a few events on days of your choosing.

Flexi 4

This Flexi ticket gives you access to any 4 of our headline events (Debates & Talks, Live Music Sessions, Comedy, HotDocs, and IAI Academy sessions) listed on our programme page. If you wish to attend more events you can purchase additional Flexi tickets.

Add Flexi Day Passes for the day/s you want to attend the festival. Attend all of your events on one day, or spread your events across the weekend.

You do not need to specify your four headline events in advance, just turn up and decide which events you want to attend. If you don't want to queue you can purchase a fast pass (see our programme page for details). In addition to the four headline events the Flexi Day Pass gives you access to a host of unticketed events that run throughout the day and evening in the Stage and Blue Moon tents and also in the Fayre and the Riverside Disco. Flexi Day Passes are also available during the festival at the Box office for those who have already purchased a Flexi Ticket.

Please Note:  You will not be able to enter the site without a relevant Flexi Day Pass.

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £32.00
Flexi 2

This Flexi ticket gives you access to any 2 of our headline events (Debates & Talks, Live Music Sessions, Comedy, HotDocs, and IAI Academy sessions) listed on our programme page.

Add a Flexi Day Pass for the day/s you want to attend the festival. Attend all of your events on one day, or spread your events across the weekend.

You do not need to specify your two headline events in advance, just turn up and decide which events you want to attend. If you don't want to queue you can purchase a fast pass.  See our programme page. In addition to the two headline events the Flexi Day Pass gives you access to a host of unticketed events that run throughout the day and evening in the Stage and Blue Moon tents and also in the Fayre and the Riverside Disco. Flexi Day Passes are available during the festival at the Box office for those who have already purchased a Flexi Ticket.

Please Note:  You will not be able to enter the site without a relevant Flexi Day Pass.

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Earlybird: Sold Out
Advance: Sold Out
Standard: £18.00
Flexi Day Pass Friday

Please Note:  Flexi Day Passes are only available in combination with a Flexi Ticket.

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Standard: £8.00
Flexi Day Pass Saturday

Please Note:  Flexi Day Passes are only available in combination with a Flexi Ticket.

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Standard: £12.00
Flexi Day Pass Sunday

Please Note:  Flexi Day Passes are only available in combination with a Flexi Ticket.

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Standard: £12.00
Flexi Day Pass Monday

Please Note:  Flexi Day Passes are only available in combination with a Flexi Ticket.

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Standard: £9.00

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Friends of the IAI are eligible for 20% off tickets. To redeem, select your IAI Friends single or dual membership at checkout.

To become a friend, visit iai.tv/

Students and Under 25s are eligible for 30% off tickets.

To redeem, select your 'Under 25 / Student Festival Ticket' above.

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