NEWS: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival announces full music and comedy line-up 1

NEWS: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival announces full music and comedy line-up

When: 17th- 18th September 2022

Where: Hampstead, London, England

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest music and philosophy festival, has just announced its full music and comedy line-up for a magical weekend of music, comedy, cabaret, discussion and new discoveries in the grounds of Kenwood House, Hampstead.

Joining Mercury nominees Gwenno and Django Django (DJ) are electronic collective, Girls of the Internet, jazz star, Rosie Frater-Taylor, the enchanting Rosie Alena, together with cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice, Elanor Moss, Amber Burgoyne,, Vanity Fairy, Lichen, Gigi Williams and so many more. The Independent said, “The music line-up would shame the average summer festival.”

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The HTLGI team said, “We carefully hand-pick our Music & Performance events to mix old favourites with the cutting edge, from exhilarating dance music to intimate gigs from enchanting singer-songwriters.” They have a knack of choosing exceptional acts such as current Mercury nominee, Gwenno described by The Guardian as “one woman Celtic revival’” and former Mercury nominee Django Django (DJ) who creates, “a Masterclass in Genre blurring.” (The Guardian)

Festival goers can expect side-splitting performances from ‘The future of British stand-up,’ Alfie Brown, sketch star Tatty Macleod, Ahir Shah’s sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up, Stath Lets Flats Sunil Patel, Alexandra Haddow, Alex Kealy and Ben Pope.

Described by Total Politics as “Europe’s answer to TED,” this year’s festival theme is Error and Renaissance, with speakers including Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer, critically acclaimed author Esther Freud, Labour politician Thangam Debbonaire, legendary anti-fascist Paul Mason, Bafta winning playwright David Hare, revered journalist Amelia Gentleman and leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh. With over 200 events taking place across the festival, expect to discover hidden gems at every corner. Whether you’re recharging in the velvety confines of the Woodburner tent, sampling flavours from around the world at The Waterfront restaurant or engaging in stimulating conversation in The Arena, this promises to be a weekend to remember.

Tickets for the full weekend are available now. Students and under 25s are eligible for a 30%discount.

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