With HIF Player you’ve always got the best seats in the house.

We’ve launched #HIFAtHome to give you access to Festival events, recordings from the archives, and resources for families. Think of it as your virtual Festival experience, bringing you the best from all of our Festivals until you can join us in person once again.

With recordings and videos added every few days, there’s always something new to delight and entertain.

For podcast fans, we’ve got great news. We’ve also launched our HIF Player audio recordings as a podcast for you to listen to on the go. Available wherever you get your podcasts.


  • Lewis Dartnell: How Our Planet Shaped Us

  • Adam Rutherford: How To Argue With A Racist

  • Claudia Hammond: Rest And Why It Matters

  • Circadian Rhythms With Russell Foster

Carl Miller
  • 7 Rules for a Healthy Life Online (During Lockdown)

Crime Festival

  • Lee Child

  • Ian Rankin

  • New Blood with Val McDermid

  • Secrets and Lies

  • The Red Hot Chilli Crime Writers present Career Criminals

  • Writing in the Age of a Pandemic

  • Two Crime Writers and a Microphone

  • Mark Billingham

  • Val McDermid

  • Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award



  • Stella Duffy

  • John Suchet

  • SOE Lecture with Dr Kate Vigurs

  • Anthony Horowitz

DJ Sets

  • Graeme Park – Hacienda DJ 2018

  • Graeme Park – Hacienda DJ 2019

  • Graeme Park – Hacienda DJ 2020

  • Craig Charles – Funk & Soul Show



  • Tasmin Little

  • Abigail Hammett & Iwan Owen

  • Ben Palmer

  • Eclipse – World Premiere

  • George Harliono

  • Granny’s Attic

  • Mahan Esfahani

  • Misha Mullow-Abaddo

  • Momo Kodama

  • Navarra String Quartet

  • Noah Stoneman

  • Rachael Green

  • Sean Payne

  • Silas Bassa

  • Steven Isserlis

  • Jazz At Lincoln Centre Orchestra With Mynton Marsalis

  • Julian Lloyd Webber & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Jay Phelps Quartet

  • The Demon Barbers

  • The Haggis Horns

For Children

  • Family Song Time With HIF

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Worst Historical Person In History?

  • Highwaymen

  • We’re Going On A Bear  Hunt – Rap A Book Challenge

  • Billy’s Bucket

  • Battle with Household Objects

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