Friends of Hay Festival was formed in 1988 to support and raise money for the Festival. The revenue raised is invested in Hay Festival Foundation, which enables us to fund vital education and outreach work, pursue our environmental aims, grow the festival and, during the pandemic, has contributed to our survival.
We value our Friends as part of our community. As well as supporting us financially, they contribute ideas and recommendations to the Festival itself.
Our work is constantly evolving so that we can deliver a unique experience to our audiences – whether digitally or, in the not-too-distant future, live from our green fields in Hay. We are working on delivering extra benefits to our Friends.
Friends membership lasts for 12 months from the date joined and costs £32 for single or £55 for double membership. Double memberships are designed for people who live at the same address and book together. All memberships are assigned to a single account.
Single and Double memberships can be upgraded to include a priority booking period for the Family programme, at an additional cost of £10.
Priority booking, queuing and updates for one person
All Friends benefits for one adult plus priority benefits for HAYDAYS events
Priority booking, queuing and updates for two people
All Friends benefits for two adults plus priority benefits for HAYDAYS events
Send the gift of membership to friends or family