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A Unique Festival of Ideas and Music

HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay-on-Wye in May 2018 with more ideas, music, magic and wonder than ever before. For one weekend, the world's leading thinkers flock to our festival site on the edge of the Black Mountains. Elsewhere in our fields, an inspiring programme of music, comedy and performance art unfolds across our intimate and atmospheric venues.

We've just announced our full speaker and debate line-up and a limited number of Tier 3 tickets are now available! Don't miss your chance to hear from Julian Baggini, Sophie Fiennes, David Nutt, Matthew d'Ancona, Gideon Rachman, Jack Halberstam, Diane Abbott, and many, many more.

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