Henley Festival 2020 Dates Announced

8TH – 12TH JULY 2020

Henley Festival, the UK’s most glamorous music festival, is delighted to announce that it will return to its stunning setting along the river in Henley-on-Thames from Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th July 2020.

As the UK’s only black-tie boutique festival, Henley Festival is glamour personified, offering Michelin starred food, award winning comedians, Turner Prize nominated artists and the biggest names in popular, world, jazz and classical music. Many festival goers arrive by boat, and the green lawns of the festival are transformed into a Great Gatsby vision, as black tie clad revellers spill across the festival site, champagne in hand, while fireworks explode overhead.

Winner of Best Headline Performance 2016 at the UK Festival Awards, Henley Festival has played host to many of the world’s most celebrated musicians for over three decades. Previous headliners have included Elton John, Shirley Bassey, The Beach Boys, The Jacksons, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Pet Shop Boys, Burt Bacharach, Jamie Cullum, Boy George, Tom Odell, Jessie J, All Saints and Chaka Khan. As well as popular music, Henley Festival has stages dedicated to Jazz, Classical, World and emerging music talent across the festival site.

The festival’s comedy line up has previously included performances from Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter, Tim Minchin, Angus Deayton, Nina Conti, Sarah Pascoe and Russell Kane. Michelin starred chefs cooking up a feast in the past few years have included Albert Roux, Michel Roux Junior, Daniel Clifford, and Angela Hartnett OBE, while artists from Damian Hirst to Salvador Dali have had work exhibited at the festival.

Established 39 years ago as a classical music charity event, Henley Festival continues to be run on a not for profit basis supporting charitable projects at both a national and local level. And while the festival is an adult only event, Sunday daytime sees the festival turned into a huge playground for families and kids of all ages, with activities and entertainers, who captivate and enchant.


“Packs all the fun into just a few extravagant hours” Sunday Times
“More dreamy than a Lewis Carroll vision…unmissable” Country Life
“Britain’s hottest spot: the Henley Festival” The Daily Telegraph
“A lavish celebration of decadence and sophistication” Red Magazine
“A magical mix of music, comedy, food and art” i newspaper
“A glorious place to spend a balmy summer evening” Town & Country
“Waterside fun at the glamorous Henley Festival…it’s an intimate party” Harper’s Bazaar

Henley Festival’s 2020 line up will be announced on Wednesday 29th January with tickets going on sale at the start of February.

ON 020 7361 7860

Tory Lyne-Pirkis [email protected]
Suzie Jacobs [email protected]
Kasimiira Kontio [email protected]
Olivia Neilson [email protected]


Full programme announcement and tickets on sale in February 2020
Visit the festival website here: http://henley-festival.co.uk/

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