Hay Festival has announced a second round of earlybird events for its 32nd edition, running from May 23 to June 2, offering a taste of its biggest ever programme of evening entertainment.

Two screen stars join the line-up - comedian Jimmy Carr brings his new show Terribly Funny, while there will be conversation with campaigner, filmmaker and Strictly winner Stacey Dooley.

Three late-night music events have been unveiled, including performances from legendary French supergroup The Gipsy Kings and the Scottish-Irish folk rock band The Waterboys.

As a special highlight, visionary musicians will bring the words and images of Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris’ award-winning The Lost Words to the festival stage with Spell Songs.

Peter Florence, director of Hay Festival, said: “There’s some joy and real energy here. As we begin to finalise the programme of debate and conversation, it’s a delight to offer up some great nights of pure pleasure.”

These six new events join a bold selection of sessions already announced, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Jared Diamond (Upheaval); Nobel Prize-winner Venki Ramakrishnan (Gene Machine); travel writers Robert Macfarlane (Underland: A Deep Time Journey) and Horatio Clare (The Light in the Dark, Something of his Art); award-winning novelists Leila Slimani (Adèle), Anna Burns (Milkman), and Markus Zusak (The Book Thief); children’s favourites Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo) and Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt); comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig; and all-star performances of Diaries Live and Speeches Live.

Tickets are on sale now at hayfestival.org or via 01497 822 629.