The world’s largest philosophy and music festival touches down in London for the summer of 2020. Feed your minds, bodies and souls at HowTheLightGetsIn. For one weekend only, you'll find the world's leading thinkers debating today's biggest ideas in the spectacular grounds of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. The festival's confirmed speakers include journalist Joanna Gosling, prominent politicians Vince Cable and Rory Stewart, economist Mariana Mazzucato, philosopher Slavoj Zizek, and many more.
The world's leading thinkers will discuss everything from the end of the West and the rise of China to the presence of paradox at the heart of all thought, with digressions on everything from population decline to the political categories of 'right' and 'left'.
Alongside a range of debates, talks and workshops in London, there will be some of the hottest music acts making for a wonderful atmosphere at a beautiful location.
Camille O Sullivan
Luke Sital Singh
Badly Drawn Boy
Carny Villains, Laura Wraight
Tankus the Henge
Yumi and the Weather
Patch and the Giant
How The Light Gets In festival information & FAQs
When is the festival?
HowTheLightGetsIn London 2020 runs from 22nd - 25th May. Festival tickets will provide access to all events, including debates, talks, music, comedy, academy and late-night parties.
Where is the festival?
HowTheLightGetsIn will take place on the grounds of North London's finest stately home, Kenwood House, at the tip of Hampstead Heath - NW3 7JR.
Is camping available at the festival?
Camping is not available at HowTheLightGetsIn London.
I'm having problems buying my ticket
If you're having any issues purchasing your ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Ticket Issue'. Please state the issue, as well as your phone number and a member of our team, will get back to you as soon as possible.
Travelling to/from the festival
By Train / Bus
The nearest railway station is Hereford, about twenty miles away. Through tickets all the way to Hay (train & bus) can be purchased when booking trains. The bus service from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye (39 or 39A) is frequent with additional services for the period of the festival.
National Express run coaches to Hay from London Victoria, London Heathrow, Cirencester and Gloucester, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Worcester.
Hay-on-Wye is situated between Brecon and Hereford, off the A345. The festival site is in the centre of the town and is clearly signposted As you cross the bridge over the River Wye into Hay, turn left and the festival site is at once apparent.
HowTheLightGetsIn car parking can be found at our Riverside Yurt and Camping site. Cross the bridge towards Clyro and look for signs on the left hand side. Limited availability on peak weekend days. See map opposite
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