dan le sac, Man Like Me, Raffertie, Pete Lawrence, DJ Sketchy (Man Make Music), Will TRAMP!, Kowton, Amp + Deck, Kowton, The Wild Knights, Concrete Disco, The Egg, Outboxx, Gabriel Prokofiev + Peter Gregson, Deadmens DJs, Emmy the Great, Camille O'Sullivan, King Charles, Jeffrey Lewis + the Junkyard, Charlotte Church, Marcella Puppini and the Forget Me Nots, Public Service Broadcasting and many more...
410 events, 6 stages, 165 speakers, 10 days, 150 bands.
HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back in the glorious setting of Hay. It takes place in the first ten days in June including both the postponed May and Jubilee bank holidays – a great chance to get away.
This year the festival is bigger than ever, with the thought-provoking debate, infectiously danceable music and parties that you’ve come to expect.
Powerful talks and penetrating debates, explore the 2012 theme: Uncharted Territories: Progress for a new era. Visit http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/ for more info. Speakers include Brian Eno, Michael Nyman, Michael Eavis, James Lovelock, Melvin Benn, Terry Eagleton, Steven Pinker and many more.
Our music programme, Festival Live, now covers six stages, with bands, singers and acoustic artists, along with comedy, cabaret, film-showings and even live art. Get your tickets online.