How The Light Gets In

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Festival Facts
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How The Light Gets In is a ten day festival, which is a celebration of music and philosophy in Hay-On-Wye, the largest event of it's type in the world. Highly regarded as a unique event, the festival is known to attract around 20,000 attendees.

Line-up and Programming

With 410 events, 6 stages, 165 speakers, 10 days, 150 bands, a full programme will be listed soon.

Vibe

The festival has won high critical praise, with the following compliments received:

  • "A truly unique offering" The Independent
  • "A UK first...one of the UK's hidden gems" The Guardian
  • "Not to be missed" The New Statesman
  • "Completely enchanting" Spoonfed
  • "Enlightening" The National
  • "Innovative" Prospect

Tickets

Full Mid Week Pass: The Full Mid Week Pass gives you unlimited access to all sessions at the festival during the Mid Week period (7.30pm Tuesday to 7.30pm Friday) - Philosophy Sessions, Live and Night Sessions, comedy nights, film screenings and parties.

Earlybird price: £28.00 / Advance price: £48.00 / Full-price: £68.00 /

First Weekend - Friday to Sunday: Unlimited access to all Live and Night Sessions for the first weekend of the festival (Friday evening to Sunday evening), plus parties, film screenings and comedy nights

Earlybird price: £28.00 /Advance price: £44.00 /Full-price: £68.00 /

First Weekend - Saturday to Monday: Unlimited access to all Live and Night Sessions for the first weekend of the festival (Saturday evening to Monday evening), plus parties, film screenings and comedy nights.

Earlybird price: £28.00 / Advance price: £44.00 / Full-price: £68.00 /

Mid Week - Tuesday to Thursday Unlimited access to all Live and Night Sessions for the midweek period of the festival (Tuesday evening to Thursday evening), plus parties, film screenings and comedy nights.

Earlybird price: Sold Out /Advance price: £24.00 /Full-price: £36.00 /

Second Weekend - Friday to Sunday Unlimited access to all Live and Night Sessions for the second weekend of the festival (Friday evening to Sunday evening), plus parties, film screenings and comedy nights.

Earlybird price: Sold Out /Advance price: £44.00 / Full-price: £58.00