The festival is in its 26th year in Hay, a magical book town in the Welsh Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park. They also create festivals in ten cities around the world every year from Cartagena to Dhaka, and from Beirut to Nairobi.
Hay gathers people together to think about the world as it is and to imagine how it might be. It's a big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure. The festival shares stories and ideas with great international writers and thinkers, film-makers, historians and novelists, philosophers, environmentalists, poets and scientists.
And at night we like to party with the greatest comedians and musicians. Hay also has a ten day festival for families and children with something for tots, teens and in-betweens. For the full line-up please visit hayfestival.org