Stormzy and Tracey Emin added to Hay Festival 2023 lineup
Stormzy, Tracey Emin, Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Osman are among those to headline this year’s Hay Festival.
Tickets are currently on sale for Friends of the Hay Festival
The full festival program includes over 500 individual events taking place from 25 May to 4 June. Tickets are currently on sale for Friends of Hay Festival and general sale opens on 17 March. The slogan for this year’s event is “11 days apart”, with Hay Festival CEO Julie Finch saying it will be a place “where great minds don’t always think alike, and where imaginations are free to roam”.
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Dua lipa booker prize winner
Stormzy will take part in a special event to celebrate five years of his publishing imprint #Merky Books. He is one of many musicians, turned book-lovers, to appear at the festival; Dua Lipa will take part in a live recording of her podcast At Your Service with Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart and talk about her love of reading with Gabby Wood, director of the Booker Prize Foundation.
Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak
Kingsolver will discuss his new novel, Demon Copperhead, while Osman will chat with his brother Matt Osman, author of The Ghost Theater and bassist in the rock band Suede, who will turn his hand to writing fiction.Margaret Atwood, Elif Shafak, and Douglas Stuart will take part in a special program focusing on Salman Rushdie’s new novel Victory City.Rushdie is not promoting the novel personally as he is still recovering from an attack last year that left him without sight in one eye and the use of one arm.
Nights, Film Screenings and Debates
The festival includes comedy nights, film screenings and debates, along with musical performances from the Proclaimers and others. “Writing informs just about everything we do,” says Finch. “Because we are a festival of ideas and arts and literature, we have a sense of endless possibilities. The way we are bringing different art forms together is through writing and thought in the broadest sense of the word.