More about the festival
Bill Clinton described it as ‘The Woodstock of the mind’, while author Joseph Heller said it was like a cross between an international conference and a country wedding.
Books come alive during the 10 days of Hay literary festival.
Stories are told, ideas exchanged, jokes are shared, and music is played.
It’s full of people who want to talk, and people who want to listen.
Stephen Fry is the President of the festival.
Past guests include the likes of director, Sam Mendes, and authors Michael Palin, Tracy Chevalier and Lionel Shriver, to name just a few.
Entrance to the main festival site is free and there are many free events.
Those that are ticketed can be purchased at the festival on pre-purchased online at the festival website.
It’s a family friendly festival with a special programme for kids.