GRAMMY award-winning singer and songwriter Dua Lipa will be making an appearance in Hay-on-Wye, on the Herefordshire border, next year.

Her 2018 single One Kiss peaked at number one in the UK and became the year's longest-running number one single by a female artist, winning the 2019 Brit Award for Song of the Year.

In 2019, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for her Silk City collaboration Electricity.

Later that year, she released Don't Start Now as the lead single from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia which was released in 2020.


Hay Festival will host her as she presents a live recording of her new podcast At Your Service.

It is an interview series sharing inspiring stories and tools, tips, and recommendations learned and shared by some of the world's most exciting minds – people revolutionising not just their own industries, but also culture more broadly.

From fashion to music, literature to activism, the guest will go deep on successes, failures, and obstacles, and what people can learn from them, too.


Dua Lipa said: "I have wanted to explore the bookshops of Hay and experience the literary atmosphere of the Hay Festival for such a long time.

"So, I'm thrilled that I will be there next year to share stories on stage and off with some of my favourite authors, and to soak up the inspiration alongside my fellow book lovers. I can't wait to see you there."

Hay Festival has today announced 32 early-bird events for its 36th spring edition, taking place 25 May to June 4 in the world's first book town.

Music, comedy, and the spoken word are set to shake up the main stages, said a spokesperson from the festival.

There will be a performance from Scottish rock duo the Proclaimers, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on Never Good with Horses and Allie Esiri leads an all-star cast with a special Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year gala.

Other events will feature internationally acclaimed novelists with new work including Margaret Atwood on her short story collection Old Babes in the Wood, former Hay Festival international fellow Fflur Dafydd with The Library Suicides, Caleb Azumah Nelson on Small Worlds, Eleanor Catton on Birnam Wood, and Alexander McCall Smith celebrating 25 years of his No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Early-bird event tickets are on sale now to Friends of Hay Festival at and go on

general release at midday on Friday, December 16.