Banish those pesky winter blues by planning a wonderful eye-opening weekend of fun at HowTheLightGetsIn this Spring – enter our competition to win tickets to the festival! Two winners means double the chances…

How The Light Gets In Festival Riverside View

Taking place 25 – 28 May in the magical setting of Hay-on-Wye, HowTheLightGetsIn is a five-day festival of philosophy and music that this year will explore the theme of Darkness, Authority and Dreams.

In these dark and turbulent times, we face many dangers, threats and unknowns. What beliefs and authorities have led us here? What dreams and visions for the future might enable us to create a better world?

The carefully curated line-up includes Hot Chip, The Orb, Camille O Sullivan, The Correspondents, Ana Matronic, Fyfe Dangerfield, Luke Sital Singh, Badly Drawn Boy, Carny Villains, Laura Wright, Tankus the Henge, The Turbans, Blair Dunlop, Undercover Hippy, Spiro, Yumi and the Weather and Patch and the Giant.

Nerina Pallot Headshot

Also on the bill for 2018 includes an extensive speaker and debate programme that includes Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Krauss, David Nutt, Dianne Abbott, Rowan William, Anna Soubry, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Leanne Wood, Peter Tatchell, Angela Eagle, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown plus many more

Boasting over 500 events and artists across 12 stages, HowTheLightGetsIn will bring the world’s leading thinkers to debate cutting-edge ideas as well as an inspiring programme of music, comedy, culture and performance all set in atmospheric and intimate venues on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the River Wye.

How The Light Gets In Festival Firework Display

Country & Town House have teamed up with the festival to offer TWO lucky readers the chance to win 2 tickets to the festival and camping tickets too. Worth £158 per ticket, winners will be able to enjoy everything on offer for free – which means more money to spend on the wonderful food and drink!

For more information and tickets, visit

Competition closes on 1st March 2018.


  • TWO winners will receive 2x Tier 2 HowTheLightGetsIn + Camping tickets, worth £158 each

How The Light Gets In Festival Flags

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries must be received by 1st March 2018
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Travel is not included
  • Each ticket admits one person
  • One person in the group must be aged over 18
  • The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferrable and not redeemable for cash.
  • ID will be required at time of collecting the ticket wristband upon arrival
  • The winner will be notified by email or phone within 5 days of the closing date. In the event that a winner cannot be contacted within a further 5 days, or cannot take the prize for whatsoever reason the promoter reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prize to a reserve drawn at the same time as the original. 
  • The promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should circumstances make this necessary
  • Subject to availability

Click here for the full Terms & Conditions.

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