Start: 26th May 2021
12:00 am
End: 6th June 2021
12:00 am
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Event Venue

Hay on Wye, Herefordshire

GPS: 52.075697, -3.125908

Hay Festival is the literary highlight of the UK’s cultural calendar, bringing together the greatest writers, thinkers and performers of the moment in a vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of creative work for all ages.

We’re delighted to launch our programme for the Festival’s 34th spring edition, broadcasting for free online from Hay-on-Wye to the world 26 May–6 June. Over 12 days, more than 200 acclaimed writers, global policy makers, historians, poets, pioneers and innovators join us to inspire, examine and entertain in events for all ages. All events will be closed-captioned and available to watch for free 24 hours from their live broadcast.

The festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.

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