We deeply regret that Hay Festival 2020 is cancelled due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. Ticketholders have been reimbursed. We are heartbroken that our gathering of writers and readers and friends will not take place this spring. As we all face these times of uncertainty and isolation we will work harder than ever to carry forward our spirit of togetherness.

Our not-for-profit organisation now faces a devastating reality. We are raising emergency funds to support a digital life for the festival and to plot a sustainable route to secure Hay Festival 2021, when we can again celebrate together and tell stories.

The 2021 Festival is due to run from May 27 - June 6

If you are in a position to support us, please donate whatever you can. Every pound, every penny helps.


If you have booked accommodation for the festival please contact your accommodation provider direct.

Visit Hay

Tangerine Fields We are aware that many of you will have pre-booked camping with our Official Campsite, Tangerine Fields. We are pleased to say that Tangerine Fields will be offering a full refund to all customers. They have asked us to let you know that this will take 2 to 3 weeks to process and thank you for your patience. Please email if your payment details have changed; if not, they will automatically process the refund as soon as possible.

Gypsy Castle Camping

Fred’s Yurts

Glamping Wales

Green Dragon Hotel

Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Border Hideaway

Festival Enquiries

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