The Welsh literary festival, Hay Festival, is making a grand return this year with an incredible list of talent. According to a press release, Hay Festival is the “world’s leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together in sustainable events to inspire, examine and entertain”.
The event will be bringing some of the biggest names across literature, music, comedy and more to the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Stormzy, who launched his #Merky Books publishing imprint in 2018, said: “It all started with books for me. As a kid in school, I fell in love with literature and it sparked a life-long journey with words and writing, which led into my career as a songwriter and a musician. “I’m really excited to pass on this passion at Hay Festival, celebrate our incredible #Merky Books writers, and inspire the next generation of storytellers.
Can’t wait to see you guys there!” Hay Festival CEO Julie Finch has described the event as “an international symbol of hope for the collective, creative imagination and a better future.” Finch added: “During the day our conversations will grapple and engage with the world around us, seeking solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our times while inspiring the next generation of world-changers.