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The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, returns to Hay-on-Wye next May after a spectacular debut in London this 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. This year, they’ll be shaking things up a bit and expanding their Riverside site, stretching even further along the banks of the charming river Wye. They’ll be back with all of the big ideas, the show-stopping performances and late night parties you’ve come to expect, but this time you’ll have even more energy to dance into the night with everything just a stroll away. 

Previous speakers have included Steven Pinker, Deborah Levy, Diane Abbott, Noam Chomsky and many more, with music from Rae Morris, Hot Chip and Ana Matronic.


Tickets on sale now: https://howthelightgetsin.org

Name Distance Prices From
Old Black Lion 2.5 ml £50.00 Book
The Swan at Hay 2.8 ml £65.00 Book
Baskerville Arms Hotel 3.3 ml £60.00 Book
Black Mountain Lodge 4.9 ml £82.00 Book

Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ