HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

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Thanks for an unforgettable weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for updates about 2024!

The world's largest Music and Philosophy Festival returns home to the idyllic embankment of the River Wye. From the 26th to the 29th of May, our festival will be an experience full of revelry, reflection, and parties!

Discounted tickets for Hay locals are available from The Globe at Hay! All you need to do is show that you live within a 10 miles radius of The Globe at Hay.


 For more information and to book your tickets, please visit our HowTheLightGetsIn website.


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A Message from the HowTheLightGetsIn Team:



HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023 electrifies the idyllic town of Hay-on-Wye this spring for a magical Bank Holiday weekend.

This year we bring together a thrilling speaker lineup including Slavoj Žižek, Esther Freud and Brian Greene to debate the Error & Renaissance at the heart of society.

Get a taste of this year's sensational music lineup featuring Welsh Music Prize-winning songwriter and producer Gruff Rhys, experimental composer Anna Meredith and BRIT Award-winning indie legends Belle and Sebastian, and check out the hilarious new acts announced in our comedy lineup.

Don't miss out on the chance to experience incredible conversation and performance in Hay this spring.


HowTheLightGetsIn Team x'