Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor & Ben Waters, Natalie Williams, and Jose Feliciano for Henley Festival

plus Eliane Correa, Shakatak, Sera Owen, Richard Navarro, Dilys, and more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 4th May 2016

Henley Festival 2016 - Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
Photo credit: Gaynor Maher

Henley Festival 2016

Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th July 2016
on the river banks, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AH, England MAP
from £35 depending upon event
Daily capacity: 6,000

Bill Wyman & Mick Taylor with The Ben Waters Band, Natalie Williams Soul Family ft Sharlene Hector, Jose Feliciano, Eliane Correa, and Shakatak have been announced for the new PizzaExpress Live Stage at this summer's Henley Festival at Henley On Thames.

The 34th edition of the festival by the Thames takes place from Wednesday 6th until Sunday 10th July 2016, culminating in a firework spectacular.

Each night the stage will also host an ACM Artists, and a Digital Cabaret featuring Feeding the Fish, Addictive TV, and Hoops in Motion.

Elsewhere Sera Owen, Richard Navarro, Dilys, J P Nyman Band, TEYR, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, Discovered, Dr Schwamp, Esther Turner, and William The Conqueror have been added to The Bedouin Stage line-up.

Elton John and his band will headline on Wednesday. Elvis Costello & The Imposters will keep the party going on Thursday night when they take to the floating stage. Friday night will see the festival return to its classical roots with Welsh Opera singer Bryn Terfel performing with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Dame Shirley Bassey and Blake will appear on Saturday 9th.

Will Young will bring Henley Festival to a momentous close on the Sunday night of Family Day, where kids can enjoy festival site and interact with children’s entertainers, musicians, comedians and street entertainers including Beatbox star Shlomo, comedy from Jay Foreman, and leading circus company, Upswing as well as taking part in crafting sessions and making art.

This year's comedy line-up and guest include Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter, Nina Conti, Dillie Keane, Richard Herring, Adam Kay, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Hal Cruttenden, Simon Evans, Frisky & Mannish, Lili La Scala, The Pin, Sam Simmons, Jonny Awsum, Eleanor Tiernan, Chris Kent, and Jess Robinson.

Nightclub Heaven will also be bringing their sister club Pure to the festival, kicking off the dancing each night as soon as the headline act finishes on the floating stage.

For the gastronomic ths festival will also host Michelin starred chef Daniel Clifford at the Riverside Restaurant, Paul Clerehugh at the Crooked Billet, as well as Hasan & Bashir at Spice Merchant Pop-Up , and a selection of street food at The Top.

Overall, festival goers can expect both young upcoming talent and some of the biggest names in the business across music, comedy, food, visual arts, street theatre and late night revelry.

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Tickets are priced from £35, the Elton John day has already sold out.

All proceeds will be going to The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.

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