HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, is back with the thought-provoking ideas and unforgettable parties you've come to expect. There's an array of new stages and surprises, as our site expands again for 2015 with many more events running throughout the day and evening.

The 2015 festival theme is 'Fantasy and Reality'. In our topsy-turvy, postmodern, and often virtual world, has the real become a mirage created from our fantasies? And which current fantasies will become tomorrow's reality? We’ve released a few debates as a preliminary taster of the line up to come.

We've also released our first few music events and launched our Festival Live Party Passes which give you access to both our sites, as well as our great line-up of music and entertainment events. Snap yours up for entry to our unmissable Live programme.

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The Panel

Mary Ann Sieghart asks Oxford historian Rana Mitter, HSBC chief economist Stephen King and politician George Galloway to envisage the world's future.

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The Panel

The BBC's Sue Nelson asks Templeton Prize winning cosmologist George Ellis, Cambridge physicist David Tong and mathematician Peter Cameron to seek the invisible.

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