Dua Lipa And Stormzy To Appear At Hay Festival 2023
Dua Lipa and Stormzy will join the big names of the literary world when they appear at the Hay Festival this year.
The cultural event attracts around 300,000 people to Hay-on-Wye, Powys to celebrate literature each year.
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The 36th edition is to host a programme that will offer “11 days of different” from 25 May, organisers said. The festival’s CEO Julie Finch said this year will be an “international symbol of hope for a better future”.
Dua Lipa will host a live recording of her At Your Service podcast at Hay Festival 2023.
“I have wanted to explore the bookshops of Hay and experience the literary atmosphere of the Hay Festival for such a long time,” the singer explained in a statement. “So I’m thrilled that I will be there [this] year to share stories on stage and off with some of my favourite authors, and to soak up the inspiration alongside my fellow book lovers. I can’t wait to see you there!”
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!”
Tickets are on sale now for Friends of Hay Festival – sign up at the festival’s website. The general sale will go live at 12pm GMT this Friday (17 March). Detailed listings for the 2023 event are available here.