With only 5,000 tickets available for each chic black-tie evening, indulge your senses with the finest music and food, accompanied by a selection of witty comedy shows, art & sculpture exhibitions and quirky street theatre performances. The Henley Festival’s charity work continues and this year we are thrilled to announce a new initiative with HRH The Prince of Wales's charity, The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts. Tickets to each special show will be available from 24th March at www.henley-festival.co.uk.
This year we are proud toannounce headline performances on the Floating Stage from some of the finestacts in the world. The opening night, Wednesday 9th July will featureone of the most iconic and innovative singers & lyricists in popular music, Bryan Ferry. With a UK festival exclusive on Thursday 10th July, the incredible Joss Stone brings her classic soulful talent, delivered with vocals far beyond heryears. On Friday 11th July we welcome one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, the legendary Burt Bacharach. On Saturday 12th July, a group who need no introduction, adored by millions, it’s The Jacksons. Having forever changed the landscape of popular music, siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito will bring their magic to the Henley Festival.
2014 looks set to be one of the most memorable series of shows to date, so don’t miss this spectacular line up, only at the Henley Festival from 9th – 13th July.
Joss Stone said: “I am really looking forward to performing at the Henley Festival, to play such a beautiful location will make it a very special day.”
Burt Bacharach said: "I am very pleased to have been invited to headline the Henley Festival this July. I'mlooking forward to performing in such a beautiful location and on the festival's floating stage."
The Jacksons said: “We are thrilled and honoured to be performing at the historic Henley Festival. This is sure to be a highlight of the summer for us and for the fans as well: we look forward putting on a great and memorable show for all of the attendees.”
Gill Mitchell, CEO of the Henley Festival said: “This will be the 32nd time we have transformed the site of Henley Royal Regatta into a wondrously spectacular and glamorous black tie, music and arts festival. With fine dining provided by Albert Roux and his son Michel Roux Jr. and an eclectic programme of music, comedy, visual art and cabaret supporting a top line up of artists on our famous floating stage, this year the bar will be raised evenfurther. We are also delighted to welcome The Prince’s Foundation for Children and Arts as our new sister charity, a perfect fit for our own established charitable aims.”
Stewart Collins, Creative Director of the Henley Festival, said: “This truly is one incredible line up. We’ve continued to raise the bar at the Henley Festival year on year for some time now, but I have to say that the mix of headline UK and international artists lined up for our Floating Stage is absolutely fabulous. For the first time ever we have major, household nameseach evening, so if you add this to the highest profile supporting programme we’ve had for years, and the raft of trademark surprises and innovations, it’s easy to feel extremely excited about the prospects for this coming July!”