Henley Festival 2021

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Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th September 2021
on the river banks, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AH, England MAP
prices from £40
Daily capacity: 6,000
Last updated: Thu 5th Aug 2021

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 38th festival by the Thames takes place from Wednesday 15th until Sunday 19th September 2021, as well as a pop-up party close to its normal dates on Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th July 2021.


Acts include 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, and more.

For the details as available please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are priced from £40 a day.

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There is also a programme of comedy, as well as Digital Cabaret & Street Theatre.

The festival is not just for grownups, over the weekend Henley Festival turns into a huge playground for families and kids of all ages. In the daytime on Sunday, families can enjoy festival site and interact with children’s entertainers, musicians, comedians and street entertainers as well as taking part in crafting sessions and making art, while parents can relax in the stunning festival grounds.

There are also late night DJs keeping the festival dancing each night as soon as the headline act finishes on the floating stage.

There will be champagne vending machines near the stages and four champagne fountains located at the festival's restaurants and lawn.


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.

Master Chefs

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. 

More information will be here when available.

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