Henley Festival is one of the UK’s most enchanting festivals with a cultural offering of music, comedy, art and food. The Festival site on the banks of the River Thames is transformed into a magical wonderland after sun down where revellers wear black tie and each night a magical firework display lights up the sky. As a non-camping festival, Henley is the perfect antidote to watching music in a muddy field, offering festival goers a glamorous and cultural festival experience.
MUSIC Henley’s iconic Floating Stage, boasting a spectacular backdrop of the River Thames, has played host to the world’s most celebrated popular, world and classical musicians for over three decades. Each of the five festival nights offers a show stopping performance from an industry great.
COMEDY Following the huge success of the expanded comedy programme in 2016, Henley will once again bring the biggest and best names in comedy to the festival.
VISUAL ARTS The festival will showcase contemporary art installation and sculpture across the festival site as well as hanging works by leading photographers and painters in a series of pop up galleries dotted around the festival.
FOOD A festival for food lovers, Henley caters for all tastes offering a huge number of restaurants and pop ups from street food to fine dining. Previous chefs at the festival have included Albert Roux & Michael Roux Jn, Atul Kochhar, Jason Atherton, and Daniel Clifford.
FAMILY Not just for grownups, over the weekend Henley Festival turns into a huge playground for families and kids of all ages. In the daytime on Sunday, families can enjoy festival site and interact with children’s entertainers, musicians, comedians and street entertainers as well as taking part in crafting sessions and making art, while parents can relax in the stunning festival grounds.
2021 Lineup Details
SARA COX PRESENTS SOUNDS OF THE 80s
DISCO CLASSICAL WITH
KATHY SLEDGE OF SISTER SLEDGE
DON’T STOP ME NOW FEATURING A FULL ROCK BAND AND ENGLISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
MATT FORDE | ANUVAB PAL | MILTON JONES | AL MURRAY | CHRIS STOKES
SIMON EVANS | SHAPPI KHORSANDI | OLGA KOCH | KEN CHENG |EDWARD ASKHAM-SPENCER | ADA CAMPE | SOPHIE DUKER | RORY BREMNER | JUSTIN MOORHOUSE | JONNY AWSUM | LOST VOICE GUY | CRAIG HILL | MARK SIMMONS | ROBERT WHITE
JAZZ & SWING
THE BONESHAKER BAND | MOSCOW DRUG CLUB | JAZZ DYNAMOS
NATTY CONGEROO & THE FLAMES OF RHYTHM | GROOVE UNDER THE SEA
AUREUM SAXOPHONE QUARTET | THE HAWKMEN
WORLD & FOLK
JULU & HEG | MARTIN HARLEY SOLO
HENRY WEBSTER & ELLIOTT MORRIS | NICOLA & JIM
CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL | THE GASLIGHT TROUBADOURS | MAX PASHM
PAPRIKA | THRILL COLLINS | NAMVULA
BBC MUSIC INTRODUCING BERKSHIRE
RALEGH LONG | DARSHAAN | ROZ FIRTH
OLLY CHAMBERLAIN | TABI GAZELE
PUNCHBOWL GALLERY| CRISTO DESIGN | HANOI ART HOUSE
FRED GORDAN | GALLERY ATTACHÉ
ANGELA HARTNETT MBE | JIMMY GARCIA
GREEN BOX | OINK | BBQ CLUB | HOTEL CHOCOLAT
JESSECCO PROSECCO | BLACK CAB COFFEE COMPANY
YOLANDA BROWN PRESENTS
THE HENLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA