HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s only philosophy and music festival, is back – bigger and better. This year’s festival will have over a hundred events, plus a spectacular array of live performances. Leading thinkers in every field will mix with cutting edge musicians and performers to excite the imagination and renew the spirit.
Festival Live Tickets are available for all of our evening sessions. We believe in supporting emerging, as well as established talent and this year’s fantastic line-up includes musical revelation Beth Jeans Houghton, Death Disco’s Alan McGee, electronic producer Ewan Pearson, legendary performer Richard Strange, up-and-coming acts Plaster of Paris, Lulu & The Lampshades, Islet, Man Without Country, and Dockers MC- recently selected as one of the UK’s top literary talents by The Times. Fresh from supporting Hole, Little Fish will be joining us, alongside ‘men of the moment’ (NME) Man Like Me and ‘glorious comic’ (The Scotsman) Robin Ince.
They’ll be joined by the new ‘poster boy of the nu-folk scene’ (The Times) Johnny Flynn, Radio 1’s Bethan Elfyn, ‘singular talent’ (Mojo) Cate le Bon, ‘magical’ (Time Out) Martha Tilston and ‘gleefully absurd’ (Guardian) Josie Long.
Elsewhere, Huw Stephens and John Rostron, the duo behind the wildly successful Sŵn Festival, will be curating a night of cutting-edge music and eclectic beats featuring live sets from Muchuu and King Creosote.
In our talk programme, we’ll be welcoming the likes of Mary Midgley, Johann Hari, Don Cupitt, Philip Dodd, Bonnie Greer, Tom Hodgkinson, Mark Vernon, Simon Blackburn, Michèle le Doeuff, David Aaronovitch, Helena Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Philip Pullman, Roger Penrose and Mary Warnock.
More information at http://www.howthelightgetsin.org