Henley Festival is celebrating it's 33rd anniversary this year with five nights of music, cabaret, street theatre, art, culture, comedy, and fine dining and fireworks from Wednesday 8th until Sunday 12th July 2015.
Jessie J will headline on Wednesday 8th July, and World Music pioneers Gipsy Kings top the bill on Saturday 11th July. The comedians appearing in The Salon Late have also been announced and include The Horne Section, Abandoman, Mark Watson, Adam Hills, Adam Kay, The Only Way Is Downton, Luke Kempner, and guitarist Hannah Scott.
Jessie J said, "So excited to be headlining the opening night of the Henley Festival this year and performing alongside the likes of Lionel Richie!"
The first acts confirmed are Lionel Richie who 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. Plus Ballet Black unveils new dances to accompany the music devised by the acclaimed choreographer and performer Christopher Marney.
Sunday's special guest headline act has not yet been announced. For the line-up details as available see the Henley Festival line-up page.
There will also be special guest DJ in the Indigo each night, plus street performers from Henley Festival's Roving Troupe of Entertainers including Crazy Pony who combine world music and acrobatics, miniature film experiences in Bakkie-Bike’s smallest cinema in the world, France’s Aquacoustic’s concert in a paddling pool and Scubabianchi’s underwater car.
Greek statues will come to life as a river’s worth of water erupts from all over their bodies, turning them into mesmerizing human fountains. plus showcases of art and sculpture in pop up galleries on the lawns and along the banks of the Thames, and a concluding firework spectacular closes each night.
There are just 6,000 tickets available each night, for the black tie event held on the banks of the River Thames.
Tickets are priced from £35. All proceeds will be going to The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
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