The Henley Festival 2021 is returning from the 15th- 19th September on the riverbank in Henley-on-Thames and the stacked line-up includes Madness, James Blunt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sara Cox, Milton Jones and more!
Now that restrictions are finally lifted, it is time to get into the festival spirit and celebrate at Henley Festival 2021 which returns this September to its spectacular setting on the riverbank in Henley-on-Thames with its full black-tie splendour.
Audiences are in for a treat with Henley Festival’s epic line-up of award-winning comedy, critically acclaimed artists and the biggest names in popular, world, jazz and classical music. Its historical Great Gatsby vision meets a new lively carnival for a party like no other. Headliners taking to the floating stage for 2021 include Seminal British pop band Madness, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter James Blunt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, legendary Kathy Sledge, Sara Cox and the English National Orchestra for Sunday’s unforgettable show Don’t Stop Me Now featuring West End musical stars and a full rock band.
After an incredibly challenging 18 months, the return of a physical event will once again see festival goers arriving by boat as they step onto the green lawns of the festival which will be transformed as black-tie clad revellers spill across the festival site, champagne in hand, while fireworks explode overhead. A sparkly sight we are all looking forward to seeing and experiencing after a dull 2020!
Established 39 years ago as a classical music charity event, Henley Festival is the UK’s only black-tie festival – glamour personified – and continues to run as a non-profit organisation, supporting charitable projects at both a national and local level. Winner of Headline Performance of the Year in 2016, Henley Festival 2021 is undoubtably the UK’s most glamorous festival.
Check out the full Line-up below and find all ticketing information here.
FLOATING STAGE HEADLINERS
MADNESS | JAMES BLUNT | SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR | 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 | JUSTIN MOORHOUSE | JONNY AWSUM | LOST VOICE GUY | CRAIG HILL | MARK SIMMONS | ROBERT WHITE | RICH HALL
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
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