THERE’S something for everybody at this year’s 37th Hay Festival , which runs from May 23 to June 2.

The line-up features more than 600 in-person events, including acting royalty Judi Dench, former PM Theresa May, and presenter and former England footballer Gary Lineker.

Dame Judi Dench is among a host of stars set for this year's Hay Festival
Dame Judi Dench is among a host of stars set for this year's Hay Festival (Hay Festival)

Other headliners include:

Authors: Amor Towles, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Colm Tóibín, Cressida Cowell, David Mitchell, Jeff Kinney, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Nicholls, Elif Shafak, Holly Jackson, Alex Wharton, Jacqueline Wilson, Sunjeev Sahota, Manon Steffan Ros, Marian Keyes, Michael Morpurgo and Oliver Jeffers.

Historians: Alice Roberts, Greg Jenner and Tom Holland

Politicians: Theresa May, Andy Burnham, Julia Gillard and Rory Stewart

Musicians: Bonnie Tyler, Charlotte Church, Geri Halliwell-Horner, James Blunt, Jools Holland, Robert Macfarlane and Johnny Flynn

Journalists: James O’Brien, Caitlin Moran and Elizabeth Day

Actors: Dame Judi Dench, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, Sir Lenny Henry and Toby Jones

Poets: Hanan Issa, Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Lemn Sissay, Hollie McNish, Michael Rosen and Joseph Coelho

Comedians: Jon Richardson, Nish Kumar, Julian Clary, Ruby Wax and Sara Pascoe

New projects woven across the Festival include The Platform for new creatives, the daily News Review offering analysis of current events, Hay Festival Sports Day, and Hay Festival Green, prompting innovative solutions to climate change, while late nights are given over to music, comedy and entertainment. 

Tickets are on sale on the Hay Festival website.