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HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

Starts: 22nd Sep 2018

The world's largest ideas and music festival heads to London for the very first time...


Start Date

22nd Sep 2018

End Date

23rd Sep 2018


Kenwood House Gardens, Hampstead Ln, Highgate, London


Steven Pinker, Matt Frei, Rebecca Goldstein, Roger Penrose, Angela Eagle, Deborah Levy, Markus Gabriel, Tariq Ali


The world’s largest ideas and music festival is coming to London in the summer of 2018.

Feed your minds, bodies and souls at HowTheLightGetsIn. For one weekend only, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating today's biggest ideas in the spectacular grounds of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. A festival packed with stimulating debates covering topics from politics, art, philosophy and science, there really is something for everyone.

Confirmed speakers for the debate progamme include internationally best-selling author Steven Pinker, Labour MP Angela Eagle, two-time Man Booker nominee Deborah Levy, Hawking collaborator Roger Penrose, former Poet Laureate of the UK Andrew Motion, Turner Prize winning artist Paloma Strelitz, Channel 4 frontman Jon Snow, plus hundreds of others.

But it's not just all about the debates; HowTheLightGetsIn takes its music line-up seriously. First acts include the signature sounds of The Bloom Twins, Stealing Sheep, London Beats Club, film star turned musician Harpo Smith and many more. More to be announced on this year's line-up shortly.


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