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Festival, Fri 24 - Mon 27 May 2019, £138-£188



In the stunning setting of the Wye Valley, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival returns in 2019 for a May Bank Holiday filled with ideas, magic, music, and wonder...

Described as 'Europe's answer to TED' (Total Politics), this unique festival of ideas and music promises over 200 events, include more than 80 debates and talks, music, cabaret, live performance, comedy, DJs, banquets, late night parties, spa sessions, academy courses, film and more.

Recent years have featured Nobel Prize winners, former leaders of all the UK's political parties, Man Booker Prize authors, Poet Laureates, academics, activists, artists, and world-leading philosophers including Noam Chomsky, Steven Pinker and Rebecca Goldstein. On the music front, Grammy nominees have been known to rub shoulders with rising stars, including Hot Chip, Clean Bandit, Ghostpoet, King Charles, Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic, Ewan Pearson, Badly Drawn Boy, Rae Morrios plus comedians Ahir Shah, Josh Widdicombe and more.

Discover ground breaking ideas and new thinking, where imaginations are set free...

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled access

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Fri 24 - Mon 27 May 2019 09:00 to 22:00


Weekend Ticket £138.00 (Early Bird) - £188.00. Camping + £20.00.
This ticket gives you access to the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival programme from late afternoon Friday 24th May to Monday 27th May.

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Map reference: SO 228422  Lat: 52.07276 Long: -3.12775

Off the A438 Hereford to Bronllys/Brecon road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Hereford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
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