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HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 FESTIVAL IS...Family Friendly
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HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is heading to the magical setting of Hay-On-Wye in May 2019.
Taking place on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 24 – 27 May, HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 will take place across a newly expanded festival site along the banks of the River Wye.
Organised by The Institute of Art and Ideas, HowTheLightGetsIn is a unique mix of philosophy, promising a packed weekend of boundary-crossing debate with world-leading thinkers.
The festival is set to feature over 200 events, including debates and talks, live music, banquets, cabaret, DJs and parties, academy courses, documentaries, workshops, film and more.
Past editions have seen Nobel Prize-winners rubbing shoulders with renowned philosophers, intellectuals, politicians, academics and artists including Paul Krugman, Noam Chomsky, Kimberle Crenshaw, Stephen Pinker, Rebecca Goldstein, Ed Miliband, Roger Penrose, Deborah Levy, and hundreds of others.
For 2019, the festival will explore the theme of Tribal Truths and New Wisdom, asking why many feel divided in a world that is more connected than ever before. What alternative visions of truth might enable us to create a better and more connected world?
The live music and DJ programme is yet to be announced, but having previously hosted the likes of Hot Chip and The Orb, we can safely suggest that the festival will be delivering another impressive line-up.