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Hay Festival

Hay Festival

Thursday 21st - Sunday 31st May 2020

Hay Festival in Hay On Wye

No age restrictions

The world's leading arts and literature event, Hay Festival is situated on the edge of the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park in 'the town of books' Hay on Wye.

Featuring over 600 of the world’s greatest writers, global policy makers, pioneers and innovators in 800 events across 11 days, the festival showcases the latest ideas in the arts, sciences and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music, comedy and entertainment for all ages.

A galaxy of literary stars gather to launch new work, while the HAYDAYS and #HAYYA programmes give young readers the opportunity to meet their heroes and get creative.

Disabled Access Information

The festival is located on a green field site with all the venues just a brief walk apart linked by covered and carpeted boardwalks. Unlike many festivals, you shouldn’t encounter too much mud. View a map of the site here.

We have easily accessible drop-off points and a disabled car park for blue badge holders on site.

Please call the Box Office on 01497 822 629 to book the disabled car park and for any other accessibility queries that you have, and we will do our best to make your visit as easy as possible.

It is also worth noting that the festival is at its busiest during the first weekend; midweek tends to be a little less congested.

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Hay Festival

Hay Festival, Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road,
Hay On Wye

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