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Hay Festival 2022


Hay Festival is back in-person for it’s 35th spring edition, bringing writers and readers together in Hay-On-Wye for inspiring conversations, debates, workshops and performances Thursday 26 May to Sunday 5 June 2022.

Over 11 days, this year’s programme promises a thrilling line-up of over 500 events, launching the best new fiction and non-fiction, while offering insights and debate around some of the biggest issues of our times in a programme of conversations featuring more than 600 award-winning writers, policy makers, pioneers and innovators.

Festivalgoers can explore the programme and book tickets via the website.

Admission / Ticket Information

Entry to the festival site is free: you just buy tickets for the events you fancy. Tickets start from £5, although there are some free events and workshops. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to know when tickets are released.

Disabled Access

Disabled parking is available on site. You can reserve a disabled parking space by phone and all venues, restaurants, cafés, bar and bookshops have wheelchair access. Disabled access toilets are available on site. For more information visit

Disabled Facilities

All seated venues have an area covered by infrared hearing assistance. We also work with the RNID to give deaf and hearing-impaired readers greater access to the Festival and palantype selected events. For more access information visit

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