HowTheLightGetsIn is an annual philosophy and music festival offering over a hundred and fifty events, plus live performances. The event, now in its sixth year, is held at Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales from Thursday 22nd May to Sunday 1st June 2014.
HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back and this year's theme is 'Heresy, Truth & the Future'. The music programme now covers seven stages, with bands, singers and acoustic artists, along with comedy and film-screenings.
1st weekend Thursday May 22rd - Monday 26th
Globe Stages: Mr. Scruff, The Hoosiers, Molotov Jukebox, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Electric Swing Circus, Andrew Weatherall, Hot Chip's Felix Martin, Fight the Bear, Zen Hussies, Laid Blak, Orlando Seale and the Swell, Funky Dung DJ, Krome Angels
International Stage: Emmy the Great, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Moya, Josephine and the Artizans, Carrie Tree, London Afrobeat Collective
Globe Field Stage: Moulettes, Squeeze's Chris Difford, Alison Levi, Phildel, Emma Stevens, House of Hats, RM Hubbert, Christian Pattermore, Siôn Russell Jones, Abi Wade, Kizzy Crawford, Maddie
Jones Comedy in the Ring: Sara Pascoe and John Robins, Ahir Shah, Holly Burn, Cariad Lloyd & Louise Ford, Will Franken, John Kearns, Lou Sanders, Alfie Brown, Sam Fletcher, Brett Goldstein, Jonny Pelham and Harriet Kemsley, Ian Smith, Ivo Graham, Pierre Novellie, Kieron the Mighty
Acoustic Sessions: The Anna Young Band, Melissa James, Soundstorm, Gerard Cousins, Jay Scott and the Find, Tall Poppies, 3MPH, Sally Crosby, Blind River Scare, Mouton, Climbing Trees, Midnight Rambler, George Morgan, Early Cartographers, Key Green, Dai Prichard, Georgia Paterson, Ella Janes, The Lonesome Stampede, Geraint Rhys, Rik James, Soul Urban Poet, Sara Sass, Hill Phillips, Bob Evans
Midweek Tuesday May 27th - Thursday 29th
Ana Silvera, By the Rivers, The Roving Crows, Meadowlark, The Gabby Young Trio, Feldspar, Golden Boys, Matthew and Me, Tantz, Jesse and the Brackish Breeze, Tom Hickox, Jack Cheshire, Gabby Best, John Kearns, Sixteen Tambourines, Sheeps, Ben Target, Liam Williams, Alex Kealy, Thrilogy
Acoustic Sessions: Clare Ferguson-Walker, Brentlee, The Fireside Family, Nic Thomas, Ricky Menzies and the Storytellers, Dirty Ray, Company of Fools, The Skunk Boy Project, Seren the Heron, The Shamoncies, Secrets of Kaplan, Trench Foot, Mark Montinaro, Steve Rogers, Mike Parker, Lydia Jane Pugh, Maxi Rai, Mother Bear, Watermelon Moon, Ushti Baba
2nd weekend Friday 30th - Sunday June 1st
James Walsh, Sandi Thom, Sheelanagig, The Destroyers, The Gypsy Queens, Toyface, Coco and the Butterfields, Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, Polaroid 85, Gypsy Hill, Tako Lako, Jazz Morley, Manière des Bohémiens, The Indigo Kings, Sera, Tom Rosenthal, Martha Tilston & The Scientists, Joseph Morpurgo, Deepgroove, Mista Trick, Mike Wozniak, Al Green, Phil Wang, Nish Kumar, Rosie Wilby
Acoustic Sessions: The Deadly, Weatherhill and Lamb, Marcus Reeves, Spoken Mirror, Héllena, HiHat Live, Sonia Hammond, Line Runners, Playing Army, Christian Pattermore and Phil Andrews, Les Coveney, Fireroad, The Rob Lear Band, Nancy Ackroyd, Mitchell and Vincent, Emily Scanlan and What the Good Thought, McCarthyism, The Iscatels, The Bones of St James, Vina Bee, Ego Honey, Vaginapocaplypse, The Wee Bag Band
Plus philosophers, writers, comedians, academics, and politicians.
Early bird Festival 10 day tickets giving access to all live & night sessions including bands, DJs, comedians and parties are priced at £78. Or £48 for the first weekend, £24 for mid week (Tuesday to Thursday), and £26 for the second weekend.
Early bird tickets to individual debates are sold separately and not yet available.
There is camping and parking available within a few hundred yards of the festival site, with on-site toilets, showers and security.
There will be more information here when available.
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