HowTheLightGetsIn is an annual philosophy and music festival offering over 500 events in total, with around 180 speakers and 300 acts. The event, now in its 7th year, is held at Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales from Thursday 26th to Sunday 5th June 2016.
HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back and this year's theme has not yet been announced. The music programme covers seven stages, with bands, singers and acoustic artists, along with comedy and film-screenings.
Latest additions Tom Robinson, Admiral Fallow, Rachael Dadd, Rachel Sermanni, Tankus the Henge, King Charles, NZCA/Lines, Nerina Pallot, Sifaka, Danielle Lewis, Boogaloo Stu, Claire Northey, Bourgeois And Maurice, Kizzy Crawford, Tobias Ben Jacob, Luke Concannon, The Hummingbirds, Rosie Lowe, Slow Club, Gilles Peterson, Stealing Sheep, Bill Brewster, Jake Isaac, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Emma Stevens, John Agard, This Is The Kit, Voes, The Little Unsaid, Sion Russell Jones, Femme, Leo James, Wildwood Kin, Catrin Finch, Joe Black, Ala.ni, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Ethan Johns & Black Eyed Dogs, Miss Tricity Vogue, Crazy P, Jalen N'Gonda, Sasha Siem, Abigail Collins, The Roving Crows, Roughion, Climbing Trees, Afrocluster, The Rockabellas, Lyndsay Evans, Feelgood Experiment, Boat To Row, Pete Josef, Romany Diva of Magic, Castles, Cherryshoes, Kish Mauve, Abigail Collins, Martha Tilston, Cristobal and the Sea, Hong Kong Ping Pong, James Acaster, Femme, Jim Eliot, Katy Brand, Sisika, Fraser Anderson, Creative Martyrs, Martin Harley Band, Orlando Seale, Lisa Mitchell, Joe Black, Maribou State (DJ Set), Malcolm James Macpherson, and Cousin Kula .
Fairport Convention, Kate Simko and the London Electronic Orchestra,The 2 Bears (Raf Daddy), Justin Robertson, Gwenno, Jane Weaver, The Correspondents, Zero 7 (DJ Set), Ghostpoet, Gilles Peterson, Nerina Pallot, King Charles, Robin Ince, Annie Nightingale, Monster Ceilidh Band, Dele Sosimi Quartet, Spiro, Gemma Hayes, Sam and the Womp, Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, Eska, Yael Naim, C Duncan, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, and Is Tropical are announced for the music strand.
Guests this year include Angela Eagle, Michael Howard, John Ralston Saul, Nicholas Humphrey, Brooke Magnanti, Neil Strauss, Owen Jones, Anatole Kaletsky, Stephen King, Ken Livingstone, Jenny Boyd, Allen Jones, Martin Kemp, Chiara Marletto, Massimo Piglucci, Steven Weinberg, Terry Eagleton, David Chalmers, Peter Hacker, Susana Martinez-Conde, Joanna Kavenna, Natalie Bennett, Maajid Nawaz, Roger Scruton, Mary Ann Sieghart, Simon Baron-Cohen, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Anders Sandberg, Nancy Cartwright, Marcus du Sautoy, and Frank Wilczek.
Festival tickets are available for the first weekend, midweek, or second weekend, or a special discounted 3 in 1 festival ticket to cover the whole eleven days. The current early bird prices are listed below
A complete 3 in 1 Festival ticket is priced at £188 (£218 with camping) and offers the festival goer access to the full programme of events throughout the whole eleven days of HowTheLightGetsIn ... that's over 700 events, 250 debates and talks, 400 bands and performances, along with the Banquets, Circus, Spa, Academy, and more.
HowTheLightGetsIn Bank Holiday Festival tickets are priced at £124 (£138 with camping) and give access to the full programme of events from Friday 27th May to Monday 30th May with a bonus of the Thurday night Trailblazer.
HowTheLightGetsIn Midweek Festival tickets are priced at £74 (£78 with camping) give access to four days and nights of events from 8pm on Monday 30th May to 8pm on Friday 2nd June
HowTheLightGetsIn Finale Festival tickets are priced at £78 (£88 with camping) and give access to the second weekend and three days of events Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June.
There is camping and parking available within a few hundred yards of the festival site, with on-site toilets, showers and security. Riverside Festival Accommodation nearby offers glamping options.
There will be more information here when available.
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