About This Festival
Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath|Hampstead Ln, London, United Kingdom | Map
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From the Organizer
HowTheLightGetsIn will be returning for our first physical event in 2 years on 18th and 19th September - taking place on the grounds of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. The debates and talks will all be live streamed as well so the event is accessible to a global audience. The world’s largest philosophy and music festival, the weekend will host over 200 events - bringing together internationally respected thinkers and a spectacular medley of musicians, performers and artists. September’s theme is Dreams and Jeopardy, with headline speakers including human rights activist Shami Chakrabarti, award winning journalist David Aaronovitch, philosopher Slavoj Žižek, trailblazing feminist Laurie Penny, Tony Blair’s former speech writer Philip Collins, economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh and many, many more. The first music names to grace this year’s line-up include South-West troupe Pattern Pusher (6Music, BBC Introducing and supported Wolf Alice & Supergrass), five piece Flood for the Famine (BBC Introducing) and CoCo and the Butterfields (performed alongside Bastille and The Fratellis).