Henley Festival

at Henley Festival Site, Henley-on-Thames

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Henley Festival is a boutique cultural experience which takes place over five days – 6th-10th July - celebrating the best of international and UK music, art, food and comedy at a quintessentially British location.

It’s a place to soak up the atmosphere and be entertained whilst experiencing a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz, blues to cutting edge new musicians, where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music.

Visit www.henley-festival.co.uk/ for further information and tickets.

Floating Stage

Wednesday 6th July
Thursday 7th July
  • Elvis Costello
Friday 8th July
  • Bryn Terfel
Sunday 10th July

The Bedouin

Thursday 7th July
  • J P Nyman Band
  • Dilys
Saturday 9th July
  • Dr Schwamp
  • Caroline Francess

Pizza Express Live

Wednesday 6th July
Thursday 7th July
Friday 8th July
Saturday 9th July
Sunday 10th July

Ronnie Scott's

  • Ronnie Scott's All Stars Quintet


Elton John

Elton John appearing at this event

Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton’s spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 he has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time having sold more than 300 million records worldwide, with 58 Billboard Top 40 singles. Elton holds the record for one of the biggest-selling singles of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold in excess of 33 million copies. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King. As one of the most lauded and celebrated performers, his spectacular stage shows are sought-after by audiences worldwide.

See 24 tour dates featuring Elton John


Blake appearing at this event

Renowned for performing classical and pop songs in stunning harmony vocal arrangements, Blake comprises three young men who enthral fans the world over with their amazing singing, hit albums and charismatic stage presence. With over a million albums sold, No. 1 hits in ten countries and nearly 150 TV appearances around the globe, Blake continue to build their reputation as one of today’s most eclectic and exciting classical ‘crossover’ groups.

See 19 tour dates featuring Blake

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey appearing at this event

One of the world's favourite divas. Probably best known as the singer on many well-known Bond themes (including 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds Are Forever'), Shirley has been lending her powerful voice to classic songs since the 1950's. As early as 1977 her status as a major musical figure was recognised (when she won a Britannia Award for Best Female Solo Singer in the Last 50 Years), and with more than a quarter-century of activity since, she is truly a living legend.

See Dame Shirley Bassey tour dates

Will Young

Will Young appearing at this event

Will Young originally shot to fame after winning Pop Idol 2002, but has since gone on to defy the critics by releasing four multi-platinum selling albums, being voted the UK's Favourite Artist twice and receiving critical acclaim for hit singles such as Leave Right Now and All Time Love. His bluesy, soulful voice, mature song writing and undeniably good looks have made him a national treasure and one of the UK's best-loved artists.

See 36 tour dates featuring Will Young

Richard Navarro

Richard Navarro appearing at this event

Combining gutsy double bass with his live sampling of violin, trumpet, keys and synths, expect to be amazed - and moved - by this extraordinary musician who has shared the bill with, amongst others, Joan Armatrading, JTQ and Robert Plant.

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Sam Green And The Midnight Heist

Sam Green And The Midnight Heist appearing at this event

The Midnight Heist, led by Sam Green, hails from the South of Devon. Influenced by the delta blues of the old Mississippi bluesmen, Britain's folk tradition, and modern day roots artists, The Midnight Heist has taken its refreshing blend of blues-folk to audiences across the UK.

See Sam Green And The Midnight Heist tour dates

William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror appearing at this event

A character, a mythology, the flicker of a younger self, William the Conqueror is many things, but in simplest terms it is the name of a band put together by songwriter Ruarri Joseph, alongside his close musical conspirators Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass). The trio have been picking up praise from far flung corners ever since Joseph took the step to go public with his erstwhile secret alter-ego, their shows steadily winning over fans up and down the country. The band’s new album Bleeding on the Soundtrack will be released on Loose on 15th February 2019 and can be pre ordered here - smarturl.it/bleedingonthesoundtr 'Looking For The Cure' is one of three singles already released from the album and you can check out the official music video here. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, White Denim, Laura Marling) at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real World Studios, it is the second instalment of William’s story following on from debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. The indie-rock three piece channel classic blues and roots rock through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they signed to Loose, joining a roster that includes Courtney Marie Andrews, Israel Nash, The Handsome Family and Treetop Flyers. Praise for their live performances has drawn wildly enthusiastic comparisons to the likes of Kings of Leon, Nirvana, Buffalo Tom and The Marshall Tucker Band. William the Conqueror play AmericanaFestUK on 30th January and a series of UK in-stores in February including Rough Trade East, London on 21st February. The trio then embark on an extensive UK tour in the spring which includes a headline date at The Lexington, London on 21st May. “a mighty launchpad for what's yet to come” Q "a thumping Southern rock and Americana grungy gumbo that hits you right between the eyes” Express “the kind of determination that can only end in glory” Gigsoup 8/10

See 3 tour dates featuring William The Conqueror


Shakatak appearing at this event

Shakatak are still the vanguard of UK soul / funk, and their far-reaching fan base spans the globe. As a cult status band and a household name, these top flight musicians' instrumental-unison-vocal sound is so adaptable. Shakatak has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Dizzie Gillespie and Gloria Estafan.

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Henley Festival Site

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • RG9 2LP

01491 843404