Books, bands and a spoonful of comedians
Festival season is officially upon us and we'll be kicking off the season by getting our book on at Hay over the bank holiday! With appearances from some of the literary scene's biggest names, there'll also be a nice smattering of celebs and bands including Russell Kane, Lianne La Havas, Ghostpoet, Mark Haddon, Tim Minchin, Stephen Fry, Louise Rennison and Moira Young.
Bearing in mind that the festival will be going on until June 10, there is so much to see and do that we thought we'd round up the events and performances that we're most excited about seeing, so check them out and tell us what you think below..
Tim Minchin - Saturday 2nd June - 10am
If you're yet to experience the greatness of Tim Minchin then this is definitely something we are not only flagging up, but sort of shouting at you to go and have a watch of.
You might remember the Australian comedian from his appearances on various TV panel shows and as well as being known for his biting wit and wet yourself laughing satirical songs, he's also the guy that wrote the smash-hit musical production of Matilda that's currently running in London's West End.
There is little more we can say apart from how much we love his guyliner and awesome combination of word and song. Check out his song about.. cheese.
Lianne La Havas - Saturday June 12 - 7pm
As far as we can tell, Lianne's soulful singing is basically summertime wrapped up in bunting and dipped in a vat of the most amazing smelling wild flowers. Sounds pretty darn good right?
Check out her track No Room For Doubt and imagine what it's going to sound like on a balmy summer evening in the middle of some glorious Welsh countryside.
Caitlin Moran - Saturday June 3 - 2.30pm
You may have noticed by now that we are pretty big fans of a bad-ass girl and Caitlin Moran is definitelty one of our biggest girl crushes right now. As well as writing hilarious articles for The Times and being a general, all around superhero, Caitlin has also just been named Glamour Magazine's Writer Of The Year. Fancy.
Author of the hugely successful How To Be A Woman, she will be chatting to Sarah Crompton about what it means to be a modern feminist and demanding answers to some very important questions including WHY pants are getting smaller and why on earth girls are expected to get Brazilians (she has point right?).
Half memoir, half rant, we are expecting journey starting on Caitlin's embarrassing 13th Birthday (which involves having no friends and being chased by gravel throwing boys - typical) through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, marriage and beyond - including one particularly mental night out dancing with Lady Gaga.
Click next for even more Hay Festival favourites that will make you feel all warm and smug inside..