29/01/2016 5:59pm

Award-winning speakers, sought-after performers and cutting-edge comedians is what you can expect at HowTheLightGetsIn – the Institute of Art and Ideas’ annual philosophy and music festival.


To celebrate the release of Earlybird tickets for 2018, the IAI have announced the first confirmed speakers for the festival which includes the likes of Sophie Fiennes, Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno, Polly Toynbee, David Nutt, Matthew D'Ancona, Gideon Rachmann, Lawrence Krauss, Diane Abbott, Hilary Benn, Jack Halberstam and Kimberle Crenshaw. Festival-goers will explore the most cutting-edge ideas through debates and talks, including:  The Fires of Progress, Killer Stories, The Edge of Reality, Politics and Post Truth, The Secrets of Consciousness, Beyond Black and White, Empire 2.0, The Dark Universe, and Everywhere, Nowhere and Somewhere.


Over 150 debates and talks will interrogate the dark and turbulent times in which we live, and navigate our dreams for a better future, all based around the festival’s theme: Darkness, Authority and Dreams.


Alongside a full debate programme, HowTheLightGetsIn 2018 will have over 400 events, 500 artists and performers, and 12 stages. Running over the Bank Holiday weekend from 25th-28th May, in the idyllic town of Hay-On-Wye, there will be twice and many debates and bands to see at any one time.


A limited number of Earlybird tickets are now on sale. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the world’s largest philosophy and music festival.


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