With more than 400 events, 150 debates and talks, and hundreds of musicians, HowTheLightGetsIn2018 is set to be a cracker. Renowned figures such as philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky, comedian James Acaster, musician Camille O’Sullivan and many more from different fields are scheduled to appear. Whether you are looking to dive into philosophical debates, break into giggles or groove with mind-blowing music, this event has you covered. HowTheLightGetsIn2018 is labelled “the philosophy and music festival at Hay” – which quite sums things up, but even if you forget everything else, the location itself is enough to lure you. Hay-On-Wye, known as a town of books due to its large number of bookshops, runs along the River Wye with the Black Mountains as the backdrop. The scenic small town is mesmerising by itself.
The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, Fri 25-Mon 28 May. Tickets: £148 festival pass; other events vary.
Info: 0207 8373000 / hay.htlgi.iai.tv