Press and Social Media

To apply for virtual press accreditation for Hay Festival please complete this form. Registered members of the press will be the first to hear about any breaking Festival news and exciting programme additions.

For general queries please email

Facebook /hayfestival | /hayfestivalesp

Twitter @hayfestival | @hayfestival_esp

Instagram @hayfestival | @hayfestival_esp

See some of our latest videos on Hay Player – contact to set up a press account.

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Frequently asked questions


Festival spokespeople, speakers and performers are often available for interviews. Please email your requests to stating who you wish to interview, desired timings and confirmed placement. We will respond within 24h.


Festival images can be downloaded here. If you have further requirements please email

Festival Footage

Most Hay Festival events are recorded. If you would like to use any of our material on your channels, please contact

Hay Player Access

If you require access to our Hay Player archive for journalistic purposes you can request a media pass via