How The Light Gets In 2018

Date: May 25-28, 2018
Location: Newport Street, Hay on Wye, Hereford


HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back! The festival returns to Hay-on-Wye this coming summer with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. Throughout the festival you’ll find the world’s leading thinkers debating cutting edge ideas as well as an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues.

First speakers include Noam Chomsky, Anna Soubry, Lawrence Krauss, Diane Abbott, Rowan Williams, Stanley Fish, Angela Eagle, Myriam Francois and many more. All of this alongside an electrifying programme of music, comedy, culture and performance which includes The Orb, The Correspondents and Brit Award nominee Nerina Pallot.

The bank holiday festival ticket options below give you access to the full programme of events from Friday 25th May to Monday 28th May. This includes over 400 events, 150 debates and talks, 150 bands and 500 artists. We know you don’t need another reason to go, but you’ll get bonus access to our Thursday night Trailblazer party, too.

HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 - tickets on sale


This ticket grants you access to the HowTheLightGetsIn programme over the course of the bank holiday weekend, as well as Thursday night’s Trailblazer party. Please note this ticket does not include camping. 

Presale:  Sold Out
Tier 1:  Sold Out
Tier 2:  £138.00
Tier 3:  £168.00


If you are planning to camp at HowTheLightGetsIn 2018, you must make sure that all members of your party purchase a HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2018 + Camping ticket. For those planning to purchase luxury yurts or premium camping options, please select a ticket without camping.

Presale:  Sold Out
Tier 1:  Sold Out
Tier 2:  £148.00
Tier 3:  £188.00