Yesterday the line up for the much-loved Henley Festival was announced and I was one of the lucky ones to attend their evening launch party. While some big artist names were dropped - The Script, Tom Jones and Craig David to name a few, the festival has one more reason to celebrate - its 40th anniversary.
Henley Festival is a truly unique event, embracing a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz, where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music. Across four decades, the Festival’s iconic Floating Stage has hosted a raft of global superstars including Elton John, Grace Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Elvis Costello, Bryn Terferl, Jess Glynne, Will Young, BLAKE, Madness, Burt Bacharach, James Blunt, Rita Ora, Curtis Stigers & Rob Brydon, Lionel Richie, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Beach Boys, Tom Jones, The Jacksons, Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Tom Odell, Chaka Khan, Goldie, All Saints, Melanie C, Jamie Cullum, and the English National Opera.
The 40th anniversary celebrations will take place from Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th July 2022 and the headline acts, in what is expected to be the best year for the not-for-profit festival yet, will be:
Wednesday July 6th – The Script & in the Nightclub Boney M
Thursday July 7th – Craig David
Friday July 8th – Tom Jones
Saturday July 9th – Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley
Sunday July 10th – 40th Anniversary Celebratory Evening
And if that isn’t enough to make you book your tickets as soon as they are released to the public, every evening is topped off with a jaw-dropping firework display.
For all ticket information visit the festival website here: www.henley-festival.co.uk