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Book lovers ready for Hay Festival
The 25th Hay Festival gets underway tomorrow.
Hay-on-Wye’s famous literary festival runs from May 31 to June 10 and will this year see 700 events in the book town.
Big names on the bill include Sir Salman Rushdie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Martin Amis, Mary 'Queen of Shops' Portas, and Stephen Fry.
On Friday morning BBC Radio Two presenter Chris Evans will host his Breakfast Show live from the festival site – a tented village just off the A438 and a five minute walk from the town centre.
Also getting underway at the weekend is Hay's How the Light Gets In Festival , the philosophy and music festival based at the Globe
On Monday the whole town will get involved in the Diamond Jubilee carnival procession from the Hay Festival site into the town centre.
For a full list of what’s on see hayfestival.com.
Hay Festival Box Office, The Drill Hall,
25 Lion Street,
Telephone: 01497 822 629
HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest railway station is Hereford, 20 miles away. For all railway enquirie, call 08457 484950 or see nationalrail.co.uk.
There will be National Express coaches running from Hereford bus station and the regular Number 39 bus service running between Hereford and Brecon, via Hay.
The festival bus link will run from Hereford’s train and bus station to the festival site up to 12 times a day. Adult tickets are single £5, return £9; children’s single £2, return £3.
If you want to stay over, you can camp with Wye Meadow Camping (01291 629379 / peak–performanceconsultancy.com/haycamping) or Blue Bell Tents (07748 184192 / bluebelltents.com). This year's tepee site is being run by Pennard Orchard (07826 081835 / pennardorchard.co.uk).