Hay Festival 2016

Only a 35 minute drive from Onnen Fawr, the Hay festival will be returning in 2016 on Thu 26 May - Sun 5 Jun 2016, free entry for all.

Hay-on-Wye has established itself as Britain's 'town of books' so it is the ideal setting for a literary festival that now has an international reputation. The festival attracts leading writers and poets as well as plenty of celebrities. During the festival around 100,000 visitors will enjoy literature in all its forms and lots of music too.

The line-up for this year's Festival includes Oscar winner Sam Mendes, Maxine Peake and Sir Salman Rushdie. Along with Sir Salman, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Valeria Luiselli and Ben Okri will participate, while Simon Schama, James Shapiro, Germaine Greer and Gillian Clarke are among those discussing the impact of Shakespeare. As well as marking 400 years of Shakespeare, Sir Salman will lead a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. Doctor Who boss Russell T Davies will also talk about his reworking of A Midsummer Night's Dream starring Peake.

UPDATE: We currently only have availability in the Ash Tree Cottage for the weekend. Bookings on first come first serve basis. Please select the bookings button below for more information.

You can visit the Hay Festival website here.