More names for the 25th Hay Festival

Here at Making Hay we’ve been keeping our ear to the ground.  We have some more names who we are confident will be appearing at the 25th Hay Festival at the beginning of June; bringing music, literature and comedy.

  • Harry Belafonte
  • Phil Earle
  • Robin Ince
  • Suzy Joinson
  • Zara McFarlane
  • Patrick de Witt

So far tickets are on sale for Tim Minchin and Hilary Mantel with more official announcements promised soon.

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Additions to the 2012 Hay Festival list

Whilst the organisers have been tantalising us with promises of a new official announcement of names for the 2012 Festival, here at Making Hay we have been keeping our ears close to the ground.  Whilst we never offer guarantees our sources are generally pretty reliable able we think you can add the following four names to the list of eight that we published at the end of January.
  • Luke Harding
  • David Lammy
  • Jonathan Meades
  • Michael Rosen

We’ve also been hearing rumours of a big name actress and comedienne. More of that if and when we can confirm.

New Tim Minchin Date: 31 May

Due to massive popular demand the Hay Festival has added a second Tim Minchin date to the 2012 programme.   The original Friday night performance sold out within a couple of days.

The antipodean singer/entertainer/’thing of jaw-dropping wonder’ will now also appear on the previous Thursday night, typically a low key opening day ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.  Both gigs will are in the Barclays Wealth Pavillion – the site’s 1500 seat flagship venue.  Tickets are on sale now.