The world’s largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLight GetsIn, has announced its first music acts for next year’s festival.

The Festival, which takes place in Hay next spring, from May 22 to May 25, is known for gathering “Nobel Prize winners, politicians and comedians, together with the hottest music performers”.

A spokesman said: “HowTheLightGetsIn’s 11th anniversary line-up will include Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Nitin Sawhney.

“The prolific musician and composer has collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney and Nelson Mandela, scored TV and film pieces from Human Planet to Mowgli, and developed an international reputation in genres from Asian to electronica across 20 solo studio albums.”

The spokesman added: “Irresistible electro swing duo The Correspondents, consistently ranked in The Telegraph’s top ten Glastonbury moments for their flamboyant stage presence and visually bonkers mash up of all things dance, will return to HowTheLightGetsIn “for what promises to be a unique party like no other”.

Meanwhile, after performing for the MOBO awards and a critically soaring performance at the Royal Albert Hall, soulful singer and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson is “musical proof that classical and alternative R&B music could and should coexist”.

The spokesman said: “Making her HowTheLightGetsIn debut next May, she promises to touch hearts with her mesmerizing vocals – it’s no wonder that Gilles Peterson calls himself her biggest fan.

“There are plenty more acts yet to come, with over 100 musicians and performers all told by the time the festival commences.”

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