FAQs - Hay Festival Arequipa 2022

The eighth edition of Hay Festival Arequipa will be hold from November 3 to 6.

Will Hay Festival Arequipa be in person?

Yes! After two digital editions for the reasons we all know, Hay Festival Arequipa is in person again. Last year we all wished to be back in 2022 as a in-person festival, and here we are!

100% in-person? Really?

Indeed! From the 3rd of November to the 6th, everyone of us will make Arequipa the epicenter of Culture in Latin America, with writers, journalists, scientists and more.

No more video streaming then?

Hold the horses. The pandemic has also taught us some lessons... One of them was discovering a whole new world of opportunities with live streamed events. Many of the Hay Festival Arequipa conversations will be live streamed on our website and social media.

And what about Moquegua? Will there be Hay Forum Moquegua?

Of course! We were eager to be back at Moquegua. Hay Forum Moquegua will have an in-person festival full of activities the 2nd of November. Here some highlighted authors: Katya Adaui, Jeremías Gamboa, Andrea Lértora, Vanessa Londoño, Nando López, Rocío Quillahuaman, Kathy Serrano, Ricardo Sumalavia...

Could we have a short summary of highlighted names of Hay Festival Arequipa?

There we go... Susana Baca, Gioconda Belli, Piedad Bonnett, Stanislas Dehaene, Rafael Dumett, Jeremías Gamboa, Gustavo Gorriti, Liniers & Montt, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Esther Paniagua, Claudia Piñeiro, lRadio Ambulante, César Rendueles, Gabriela Wiener...  If you wnat to know more names, you should check our Higlhights page.

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Are you on social media?

Follow us: FacebookInstagram Twitter. We even have a TikTok account! The official hashtag is #HayArequipa22.

I want to book some tickets for Hay Festival Arequipa. Are they on sale already? Where? How much for each ticket?

We have answers for all those questions. You can already buy the tickets! Where? Here! How much? 10 soles for the conversations, 20 soles for the concert, the play and the illustrated stand-up.

What about the payment methods?

If you buy tickets on the website, you will need to use a credit or debit card. We will have a physical boxoffice from 31 October onwards, where you will be able to pay in cash or credit card. You can use Visa, Mastercard and Maestro.

Will I receive my tickets on my e-mail?

You can select two types of tickets: "Print at Home" and "E-tickets". Either way, you will receive a QR code that you must show at the venue. Important: if you choose e-tickets, you will receive a confirmation, and then, you will receive your QR code on the eve of the event.

Are the events for all ages?

Yes, there is not entry restriction. But, please, bear in mind that some activities may not be suitable for the younger audience, because of the themes they will talk about. For example, the illustrated stand-up of Liniers and Montt is for an audience of +16. 

Hay Festivalito is aimed to children. And University students have an exclusive programming for them: Hay Joven.

I am a university student / + 65 years old. Do I have any discount?

Lucky you! Each student or older than 65 years old is entitled to have up to 10 tickets for free. %20 of each venue capacity will be available for this purpose. You will need to write us at tickets@hayfestival.org to prove you are student or +65. You might be asked to show your ID when entering to the events. You will be able to ask for your tickets until October 28th. No further requests will be accepted.

Will Spanish events have a simultaneous translation into English?

No. As this is a Peruivan festival, it is specially aimed for an hispanic audience. Therefore, events in Spanish will not have translations, and events in English, French or German will have simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Can I ask questions to the authors?

Yes. Most of our events have a Q&A on the last 10-15 minutes of the event..

Will you sell books?

That is true. Authors will be signing books. We have allied with Librerías SBS one more time to sell the books of your favourites authors.

And what about book signings?

There is only one thing better than bringing a couple of books back to home, bringing those books signed by the author. Most of our events will have book signings at the end of the talk..

Is there any kind of pass to sell all the events? Or do I need to purchase single tickest for each event?

We don't have passes for the whole festival, so yes, you will need to buy tickets for each event you are interested in..

Can I go to as many events as I want?

Sure! Enjoy as many events as you want and spread your knowledge! Just bear in mind that some events are at the same time...

I would love to go the in-person events, but to be honest, I am still quite concerned with the actual health situation.

We understand your concerns. The Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 team assures you that we will complay all the biosanitary measuresFor more information, click on these link.

How do I register to watch the live streamings?

If you browse the events, you qill find that some of them have a "Register to watch online" button. Just click there, fill a simple form, and enjoy the streaming.

That was easy! Will a receive a confirmation?

Of course you will. As soon as you register you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you don't receive it, we suggest you check your "Promotions" or "Spam" folders. And if there is no sign of a confirmation e-mail, you may have misspeled when filling the form. Apart from the confirmation e-mail, you will receive two reminders: one day and one hour before it starts.

I have registered but there's no confirmation yet.

Again, have you looked into the "Promotions" and "Spam" folders? Or you might misspeled your information. Why don't you register again? The system will let you know if you have already registered. There's no harm in trying again... 

For online streaming, is there any limit on the number of events I can register for?

No! You can join to whichever events you wish. In fact, don't you know that we love all of you that register to plenty of events? And, isn't it joyful to be surprised by new authors that we did not know before?

What can I do if I have tech issues when watching live events?

We suggest that if you are experiencing technical issues viewing the activities, you try one of these solutions:

1. If audio or video have lags, please try with lower resolutions, you can click on the video, in the right lower side.

2. This might be because your Internet connection is not working as well as it should. If you are sharing your network with more people, try asking them not to use Internet and the same time.

3. Refresh your page.

Our streamings work with Vimeo Live. Here you will find some advices to solve any problem.

Can I watch the events anywhere? Or do I need to be in Peru?

Yes, you can watch the events anywhere in the world. You only need to take into account that the Time Zone and hour shown on the website are the ones of Arequipa, Peru: CDT / GMT -5

Can I see the events later if I can't join live?

Yes you can, events will be available to rewatch until November 21. Once this period is over, you will be able to watch them on the Hay Player.

I'm a journalist. Where can I ask for a media pass?

Just visit our Press site. You will find all the information for media there.

I do have more questions. Can I write you?

Please, send us an e-mail to contacto@hayfestival.org and we will get back to you soon.

And if your inquires are box-office related, you will find us at tickets@hayfestival.org


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