Hay Festival 2024

Welcome to our 2024 earlybird programme. Below you will find selected highlights which are available to book now. The full programme will be released in the spring. Please ensure you are signed up to our mailing list for updates. You can also pre-order a printed copy of the programme.

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Event T21

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

Julian Clary

Stand-up: A Fistful of Clary

Venue: The Discovery Stage
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National trinket Julian Clary is saddled up to welcome you to his new show on a Wild West theme. “It was only a matter of time before I eased myself into some chaps,” he says. He is sure the men in the audience will be eager to join his posse and the lucky few will play with him on stage in the Hang 'em Low saloon, where Wild Bill Hickok used to meet Raving Clarence la Fruit. But life in the Old West was tough. Not all of Julian’s wild bunch will be around to witness the final shoot-out that will result in Julian giving himself selflessly at high noon to the last man standing.

16+ years
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Event T22

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

In Concert

Venue: The Global Stage
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Performing tracks spanning his entire solo career, the new show from Jools Holland features the outstanding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, as well as the highly talented Sumudu Jayatilaka. Together with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, with original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis on drums and introducing Toby Lee on guitar, the composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster presents the greatest boogie-woogie party in town.

There will be a support act followed by a 15 minute interval. The main act will begin at 9.30pm.
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