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Festival, Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival


On the banks of the idyllic River Wye, you'll find the festival where the world's leading thinkers come together to debate the most cutting edge ideas of our time. HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, returns to Hay for the Bank Holiday weekend of May 2018.
Confirmed speakers include political theorist Noam Chomsky, physicist Lawrence Krauss, Diane Abbott and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. All of this alongside an electrifying programme of music, comedy, culture and performance.

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Dates Times
Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 25 - Mon 28 May HowTheLightGetsIn Festival



020 7837 3000


Globe at Hay,
Newport Street,



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Map reference: SO 228422  Lat: 52.07630 Long: -3.12506

By Train / Bus
The nearest railway station is Hereford, about twenty miles away. The bus service from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye (39 or 39A) is frequent with additional services for the period of the festival.

By coach
National Express run coaches to Hay from London Victoria, London Heathrow, Cirencester and Gloucester, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Worcester.

By car
Hay-on-Wye is situated between Brecon and Hereford, off the A345. You will find the Riverside festival site, and parking for HowTheLightGetsIn, as you enter Hay from Clyro and Hereford. For the Globe Site cross the bridge over the River Wye into Hay, turn left and the festival site is at once apparent.

Parking is available in the Riverside Car Park accessed by the North Gate on the Riverside site.