Finding Accommodation at the Hay Festival

Accommodation is often hard to find during the Hay Festival and many of hotels and B&Bs are booked up early in some cases more that a year in advance.   However there is a bedfinder service which will help you to find accommodation for a registration fee of £10. Places to stay can also be found through the Hay-on-Wye tourist information site www.hay-on-wye.co.uk.

In recent years camping has become more and more popular with two campsites close to the festival site, Tangerine Fields Camping  www.tangerinefields.co.uk and Wye Meadow Camping www.peak-performance-consultancy.com/haycamping.

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Full 2010 Hay Festival Programme Now Live

The Hay Festival Programme is finally published, although we have had highlights available for the last couple of weeks.  If you have paid the extra £20 to be a ‘friend’ you can book now.  Booking is open to everyone from midnight on Tuesday.  New highlights revealed include; the unlikely pairing of Alain de Botton in conversation with Jerry Hall, Manchester indie band The Whip and Charlie Higson talking to Mark Kermode.

You can review the full programme and make bookings though the official site by clicking here.

2010 Hay Festival – First Programme Dates Revealed

This is an update of Monday’s post and it is still at the time of posting the most comprehensive and up-to-date list available.  It has been drawn from multiple sources including the writers’ own sites. The highlighted names can be booked now.  Click on the name to take you to the official booking pages.

Since the original post some listings have been added as have several dates:

  • Martin Amis
  • Lord Bingham
  • Quentin Blake
  • Bonobo
  • Melvyn Bragg
  • Rob Brydon   –   30 May
  • Bill Bryson –   29 May
  • Tom Buergenthal
  • Cathy Cassidy   –   4 June
  • Cressida Cowell
  • Toumani Diabate
  • Roddy Doyle –   29 May
  • David Eagleman
  • Barabara Erskine    –   25 May
  • Garen Ewing   –   5 June
  • Chris Evans
  • Niall Ferguson
  • Jasper Fforde
  • Antonia Fraser
  • Stephen Fry
  • Amanda Galsworthy
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Maurice Gourdault-Montagne
  • Sir Jeremy Greenstock
  • Faiza Guenean
  • Joumana Haddad
  • Jerry Hall
  • Max Hastings
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • Randa Jarrar
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Helena Kennedy –   29 May
  • Shappi Khorsandi
  • Don McCullin
  • Michael Mansfield
  • Henning Mankell
  • Hilary Mantel   –   5 June
  • Laura Marling
  • Andrew Marr
  • Brian May –   3 June
  • Ed Miliband
  • Tim Minchin
  • Christy Moore –   28 May
  • Pervez Musharraf
  • Mohammed Nasheed
  • Colm O’Gorman   –   27 May
  • Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club –   2 June
  • Beth Orton
  • Grayson Perry
  • Philip Pullman –   5 June
  • Youssef Rakha
  • Martin Rees
  • Phil Rickman   –   25 May
  • Meg Rosoff   –   27 May
  • Philip Sands
  • Adania Shibli
  • John Simpson
  • Zadie Smith
  • Jon Snow   –   27 May
  • Norman Stone
  • Tom Stoppard   –   6 June
  • Abdellah Taia
  • Erik Truffaz
  • Elena Vidal –   3 June
  • Ruby Wax

2010 Hay Festival Line-Up

At the time of posting this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date list available and has been drawn from multiple sources including the writers’ own sites. The highlighted names can be booked now.  Click on the name to take you to the official booking pages.

The line-up for the Guardian Hay Festival 2010 will include:

  • Martin Amis
  • Lord Bingham
  • Quentin Blake
  • Bonobo
  • Melvyn Bragg
  • Tina Brown
  • Rob Brydon
  • Bill Bryson
  • Tom Buergenthal
  • Cathy Cassidy
  • Cressida Cowell
  • Toumani Diabate
  • Roddy Doyle
  • David Eagleman
  • Barbara Erskine
  • Chris Evans
  • Harry Evans
  • Niall Ferguson
  • Jasper Fforde
  • Antonia Fraser
  • Stephen Fry
  • Amanda Galsworthy
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Maurice Gourdault-Montagne
  • Sir Jeremy Greenstock
  • Faiza Guenean
  • Joumana Haddad
  • Jerry Hall
  • Max Hastings
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • Peter James
  • Randa Jarrar
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Helena Kennedy
  • Shappi Khorsandi
  • Don McCullin
  • Michael Mansfield
  • Henning Mankell
  • Hilary Mantel
  • Laura Marling
  • Andrew Marr
  • Brian May
  • Ed Miliband
  • Tim Minchin
  • Christy Moore
  • Pervez Musharraf
  • Mohammed Nasheed
  • Colm O’Gorman
  • Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club
  • Beth Orton
  • Grayson Perry
  • Philip Pullman
  • Youssef Rakha
  • Martin Rees
  • Phil Rickman
  • Meg Rosoff
  • Philip Sands
  • Adania Shibli
  • John Simpson
  • Zadie Smith
  • Jon Snow
  • Norman Stone
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Abdellah Taia
  • Erik Truffaz
  • Elena Vidal
  • Ruby Wax