There was a spectacular end to the inaugural Hay Festival held in Trivandrum, Kerala in India last night.
The festival, which is sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, finished with a concert given by Bob Geldof.
For his final song, Geldof was joined onstage for a joint rendition of A Hole in Fill by Sting who was, unknown to many in the audience, sitting watching the show.
The festival, which the Daily Telegraph sponsor, was attended by Simon Schama, William Dalrymple, Vikram Seth and Sebastian Faulks and has attracted more than 3,000 visitors in the last three days.
© The Daily Telegraph by Sameer Rahim