Taking place 25 – 28 May, HowTheLightGetsIn – the world’s largest philosophy and music festival – has today announced its headliners in an already impressive line-up.
The original pioneers of ambient house music, English electronic music group The Orb will headline the mainstage at this year’s festival. Inspired by the ambient and electronic artists of the 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, and dubbed the ‘Pink Floyd of the ‘90s’, The Orb’s psychedelic prog-rock sound has influenced drum & bass, house and hip-hop music, worldwide.
Needing no introduction whatsoever, British electro swing duo, The Correspondents, who have gained a rapid reputation for their energetic and infectious beats, combining old jazz classics with modern rhythms, not to mention their flamboyant stage presence are also confirmed for 2018. Billed as the ‘kings of hip-hop swing’, this multi-genre force have performed at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Bestival. Included in the Daily Telegraph’s top 10 moments of Glastobury highlights two years running, their set is sure to be a festival highlight.
Also appearing on the bill is classical-popular singer Laura Wright and singer-songwriter, Nerina Pallot. Recently nominated for Best British Female Artist and Best Song, Nerina performance is guaranteed to deliver an immense set packed with hits from her five critically acclaimed studio albums.
Said festival director Hilary Lawson: “We are immensely proud of this year’s line up. We’ve worked really hard to secure the very best acts – band and artists we personally love and we still have plenty more exciting announcements to come.
“It’s going to be a truly fantastic weekend - the best HowTheLightGetsIn to date!”
Boasting over 500 events and artists across 12 stages, HowTheLightGetsIn brings the world’s leading thinkers together with an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance - all set in atmospheric and intimate venues on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye. There is nowhere else in the world where you can dance into the night with Nobel prize-winners to the sounds of Mercury Prize nominees.
Taking place 25 – 28 May, HowTheLightGetsIn is a five-day festival of philosophy and music that will explore the theme of Darkness, Authority and Dreams. In these dark and turbulent times, we face many dangers, threats and unknowns. What beliefs and authorities have led us here? What dreams and visions for the future might enable us to create a better world?
Published on 17 December 2017 by Ben Robinson