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Stormzy and Dua Lipa to look at Hay Competition 2023

Stormzy and Dua Lipa to look at Hay Competition 2023

Stormzy and Dua Lipa to appear at Hay Festival 2023

Stormzy and Dua Lipa are set to make visitor appearances at Hay Competition 2023.

The famed literary occasion’s thirty sixth spring version is because of happen in Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales between Might 25 and June 4. It’ll boast over 500 in-person periods over that 11-day interval.

Per a press launch, Hay “is the world’s main pageant of concepts, bringing readers and writers collectively in sustainable occasions to encourage, study and entertain”.

This 12 months’s programme will launch one of the best new fiction and non-fiction titles, whereas providing perception and debate round main international points. Award-winning writers, policymakers, pioneers and innovators from around the globe will take part, delivering “large pondering and daring concepts”.

Stormzy, who launched his #Merky Books publishing imprint in 2018, mentioned: “It began with books for me. As a child at school, I fell in love with literature and it sparked a life-long journey with phrases and writing, which led into my profession as a songwriter and a musician.

“I’m actually excited to move on this ardour at Hay Competition, have fun our unimaginable #Merky Books writers, and encourage the following technology of storytellers. Can’t wait to see you guys there!”

Lipa, in the meantime, will host a stay recording of her At Your Service podcast at Hay Competition 2023.

“I’ve needed to discover the bookshops of Hay and expertise the literary environment of the Hay Competition for such a very long time,” the singer defined in a earlier assertion.

Dua Lipa. CREDIT: Michael Tullberg through Getty Pictures

“So I’m thrilled that I will probably be there [this] 12 months to share tales on stage and off with a few of my favorite authors, and to take in the inspiration alongside my fellow ebook lovers. I can’t wait to see you there!”

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Different music acts on the programme embody The Proclaimers and The Levellers. They be a part of the likes of actors Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, and comedians Tom Allen and Dara Ó Briain on the invoice.

Moreover, there’ll be appearances from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, journalist Alastair Campbell, meals author and broadcaster Mary Berry (The Nice British Bakeoff) and plenty of extra.

Tickets are actually on sale for Associates of Hay Competition – you should purchase yours right here. The final sale will go stay at 12pm GMT this Friday (March 17). See detailed listings for the 2023 occasion right here, and take a look at an outline of the line-up beneath.

Writers Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Eleanor Catton, Max Porter, Jonathan Coe, Leïla Slimani, Xiaolu Guo, Fflur Dafydd, Caleb Azumah Nelson, Alys Conran, Richard Ford, Jojo Moyes, Horatio Clare, Natalie Haynes, Richard Osman, Douglas Stuart, Elif Shafak, Victoria Belim, Katherine Might; poets Simon Armitage, Owen Sheers, Carol Ann Duffy, Rufus Mufasa, Michael Rosen; YA star Alice Oseman; kids’s heroes Cressida Cowell, Jacqueline Wilson, Julia Donaldson, Connor Allen; music icons Stormzy, Dua Lipa, The Proclaimers, the Levellers,  Judi Jackson, Baaba Maal, Zhadan and the Canine; comedians Dara Ó Briain, Tom Allen, Jason Byrne, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Josie Lengthy, Isy Suttie; stars of stage and display Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant; politicians and coverage makers Sadiq Khan, chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance, Kate Bingham; journalists George Monbiot, Alastair Campbell, Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Lyse Doucet, Jon Snow; mountaineer Ranulph Fiennes; activist Munroe Bergdorf; economist Mariana Mazzucato; historians Lucy Worsley, Simon Schama, Irene Vallejo; artist Tracey Emin; foodies Mary Berry, Jack Monroe, Ruth Rogers, Andi Oliver and Prue Leith; Thinkers in Residence Laura Bates, Will Gompertz, David Olusoga, Charlotte Williams; and plenty of extra…

In the meantime, Stormzy’s #Merky Books is ready to host a two-day literature pageant in London subsequent month.

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