How to apply for Hay Festival 2016 press accreditation

Hay Festival 2016 is coming... Running 26 May – 5 June, the festival is one of the literary highlights of the UK’s cultural calendar, bringing together the greatest writers, thinkers and performers of the moment in a vibrant exchange of ideas for all ages.

With a selection of early-bird tickets now available and the full programme announcement just round the corner, press are invited to apply for festival accreditation here.

Free to use festival images available  here .

Free to use festival images available here.

This year’s event is set to be one of the best yet with something for everyone: from award-winning scientists, global leaders, cutting edge intellectuals, and prize-winning writers, to world famous performers, musicians and comedians, plus teen heroes and Children’s favourites in the festival’s strand for young people: Hay Fever.

Established around a kitchen table in 1987, the organisation now reaches a global audience every year and continues to grow and innovate, building partnerships and education initiatives, while running festivals in some of the world’s most picturesque locations, from Cartagena in Colombia to Segovia in Spain. Acclaimed author, actor and writer, Stephen Fry, is President of the organisation; Peter Florence is Director; and Caroline Michel, CEO of leading literary and talent agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop, is Chair of the festival board.

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