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HowTheLightGetsIn Festival

Starts: 25th May 2018

The world's largest philosophy and music festival returns to the Wye Valley in May 2018...


Start Date

25th May 2018

End Date

28th May 2018




Featuring Noam Chomsky, Diane Abbott, Lawrence Krauss, Rowan Williams, The Orb, Nerina Pallot, The Correspondents, and many more.


HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back in 2018!

A unique festival of ideas and music, HowTheLightGetsIn is the only place on the planet where you can mingle with Nobel Prize winners and dance to the sounds of Mercury Prize nominees. Each year they welcomed festival-goers to the idyllic town of Hay-On-Wye for a magical festival of talks, debates and live music, poetry, comedy and art.

Speakers on the 2018 programme will include political theorist Noam Chomsky, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, pioneer of intersectional feminism Kimberlé Crenshaw, Tory rebel Anna Soubry, best-selling physicist Lawrence Krauss, and many many more. On the music front they'll be joined by headliners The Orb, The Correspondents, Laura Wright and Nerina Pallot, with more to come.

Presale tickets: SOLD OUT
Tier 1 tickets: SOLD OUT
Tier 2: From £138


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