Charlotte Church will play an 'intimate' show at Hay-on-Wye's philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn next month.

Charlotte Church

Almost two years on from the release of her second pop album Back To Scratch, the Cardiff singer returns to playing live at the event, on Sunday 10 June (6.30pm). Her main aim at the show, said a spokesperson, is to showcase new material that she's been working on.

She said: "I'm really looking forward to performing at HowTheLightGetsIn; it's a great festival in a great town and I've missed playing live. The music I'm making now is pretty different to anything I've done before, so I recommend people come with an open mind!"

Now in its third year, HowTheLightGetsIn (30 May - 10 June) is organised by the Institute of Art and Ideas. The festival gathers some of the foremost and most interesting voices from among the arts, academia, performance, science, politics and more to collectively explore new ideas and the issues facing contemporary society today in a mixture of incisive and inspirational debates, talks, workshops, film screenings and performances.

The festival site sits in the grounds of a converted 18th century chapel, The Globe.

Also on the line-up:

  • Emmy The Great
  • Dan Le Sac
  • Jeffrey Lewis And The Junkyard
  • King Charles
  • Charlene Soraia
  • Camille O'Sullivan
  • Anne Pigalle
  • Man Like Me

Speakers at the event include Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, electronic music pioneer Brian Eno, composer and multimedia artist Michael Nyman, creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock, campaigner and activist Peter Tatchell, cult comic author Warren Ellis, Turner prize-winning sculptor Richard Deacon, Marxist literary critic Terry Eagleton, political columnist David Aaronovitch, novelist Mark Haddon, Labour politician Diane Abbott MP, Big Chill founder Pete Lawrence, and over 150 more.

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