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Hay Festival, 2019

The line-up features over 600 writers and thinkers in events over 11 days, spanning award-winning fiction, non-fiction and poetry; science and tech; UK politics; global affairs; sustainability (Green Hay); a rich strand for children and families (HAYDAYS and #HAYYA); a free programme for schools; and a vibrant line-up of late night music, comedy and performance. 

A village of just 1,600 people on the banks of the River Wye, Hay welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to Hay Festival every year, with festivalgoers travelling from over 40 countries to attend in 2018. Nestled beneath the stunning Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it's a special place to visit at any time - if you haven't yet been, you must!