The black tie event Henley Festival billed as 'The UK's Most Magical Summer Party' returns to Henley On Thames bringing music, visual arts, fashion, street theatre, comedy and fine dining for 5,000.
The 33rd festival by the Thames takes place from Wednesday 8th until Sunday 12th July 2015, culminating in a firework spectacular.
Jessie J tops the bill on Wednesday, Lionel Richie headlines the Floating Stage on Thursday, and the Philharmonia Orchestra with Laura Mvula present a Gershwin Spectacular on Friday. Conducted by Troy Miller and Fabio D'Andrea, with performances from Gregory Porter, trumpet soloist Alison Balsom and Chinese pianist Ji Liu. Taking the top slot on Saturday is The Gipsy Kings, and closing the festival on Sunday are Spandau Ballet.
The comedians appearing in The Salon Late include The Horne Section, Abandoman, Mark Watson, Adam Hills, Adam Kay, The Only Way Is Downton, Luke Kempner, and guitarist Hannah Scott.
For the line-up details as available see the Henley Festival line-up page.
Henley will also host Family Sunday at all of the festival’s venues with the Roving Troupe of Entertainers, special events, including a theatre show, comedy and musical entertainment for children from age 4 and upwards, for all the family to enjoy. Events include Catapluf's Musical Journey, Illyria – The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and James Campbell's comedy for kids.
Tickets are priced from £35. All proceeds will be going to The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
With events in five venues, the Henley Festival offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience great performance in a magical Thames-side setting. The gates open at 6pm nightly, and 6.30pm on Sunday.
As well as world-class musical performances on the floating stage, the Henley Festival offers Michelin starred dining. Black tie guests can enjoy a candlelight dinner from award-winning chefs at their atmospheric riverside restaurant. Food is also offered elsewhere with six restaurants on site offering multiple culinary choices.
All net profits go to the Henley Festival charitable projects. Under the banner of 'Arts Inspiring Lives', The Henley Festival promotes year round community projects, with the aim of providing experiences via the arts to groups that may not otherwise have access.
More information will be here when available.
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