Philosophy Festival ‘HowTheLightGetsIn’ reveal third wave of artists & speakers

23rd February 2018 Off By

The world’s largest philosophy festival have released their third wave of artists, joining headliners The Orb and Hot Chip.

Announced today are musical artists, Town of Cats, who will be bringing a mixture of Ska, Gypsy-Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk Folk and Latino to the stage. From soul-slapping bass guitar, to beat-boxing flutists, punchy sax and booty shaking beats, Town of Cats do what they can do make people party.

Taking place 25 – 28 May, in the magical setting of Hay-On-Wye, HowTheLightGetsIn is a five-day festival of philosophy and music that will explore the theme of Darkness, Authority and Dreams. Speakers will include physicist Lawrence Krauss, political theorist Noam Chomsky, psychiatrist and former Government Drugs Adviser David Nutt, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, film director Sophie Fiennes and journalists Polly ToynbeeGideon Rachman and Matthew d’Ancona.

How The Light Gets In Philosophy Festival viewed from the riverside

HowTheLIghtGetsIn viewed from the riverside

Labour peer and ‘remainer’ Andrew Adonis, recently branded a twisted weasel by Nigel Farage, is also set to appear at the philosophy festival.

Also joining the line-up is Orlando Seale and his new pop band Harpo Smith. Described by The Telegraph as “like Arcade Fire with better lyrics”, film star Orlando Seale and his epic band Harpo Smith will make you dance, laugh and cry with tales of the concrete jungle, from the caffeinated highs to the gin street lows of the capital.

Sam and the Womp and their contagiously catchy tunes is also a welcome addition to the festival. With their debut single Bom Bom reaching No.1 in the UK charts and selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, the band will premier an outstanding new summer single at HowTheLightGetsin and are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.

Tier 2 tickets are now on sale, priced at £138 per person. Full weekend camping tickets start from £158 per person. All students and under 25’s are eligible for a 30% discount insider code. See the philosophy festival’s official website here.

Globe Hall

Globe Hall

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TheFestivals Editor ● The Tab Contributor ● University of Manchester Politics Postgrad ● Bangor University School of Computer Science graduate ● One of 1500+ Chester FC owners

sam@thefestivals.uk