The Hay Festival sponsored by the Telegraph is Britain’s top festival of the arts. It will run over 10 days with over 700 events taking place.
This year the Hay Festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary and has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories ,writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.
This year the festival will run from Thursday May 31st until Sunday June 10th. Music will again be one of the night time delights of the Hay festival and this year there will be an off- site venue. The towns beautiful landmark castle which is 800 years old has undergone a £5million renovation. The Sound Castle as it will be known, will hold up to 500 people and will be showcasing a range of talent from jazz artist to hip hop acts.
Featuring performances include Martin Amis, Mary Portas, Ian Mc Ewan, Tim Minchin, Michael Frayn, Kate Humble, Harry Belafone, Hilary Mantel, Bryn Terfel, Salaman Rushdie, Matt, Alan Hollinghust, Jacqueline Wlson Jack Dee and many more.
The Wilton Court is just 40 minutes leisurely drive by car from Hay on Wye across the Golden Valley. The Wilton Court have welcomed many guests visiting the festival in the past needing to travel further afield from Hay to find accommodation and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming more visitors this year. For further details of their accommodation packages please visit www.wiltoncourthotel.com