The first pegs are in the ground at Dairy Meadows in Hay-on-Wye in preparation for Hay Festival 2024.

Construction work has began on the temporary structures that host the festival’s events.

The festival, taking place between May 23, and June 2, will feature more than 600 in-person events.

This year will be the 37th spring edition of the event and will see famous faces take to the stages such as, acting royalty Judi Dench, former Prime Minister Theresa May, and presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker.

Events will take place across eight stages in the redesigned free-to-enter Festival site at Dairy Meadows – which also offers a range of spaces for audiences to explore and enjoy, including the Bookshop, Wild Garden, Make & Take Tent, a host of exhibitors and market stalls, cafés and restaurants.