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Henley Festival 2021

15 September to 19 September

About Henley Festival 2021

Henley Festival 2021 is an exclusive boutique black-tie festival that takes place over five days, celebrating the best of the UK and International music and arts.

The festival is a truly unique event. It embraces a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music.

Indulge in a whole range of dining and drinking options at Henley Festival 2020, from riverside fine-dining to grazing, plus a wealth of bars throughout the site.

What's on

Wednesday 07 July

BBC Introducing Berkshire - Ralegh Long, Julu & Heg, Matt Forde, BBC Music Introducing Berkshire James Carter, Madness, Pure Heaven, The Gaslight Troubadours, The Boneshaker Band, Justin Moorhouse

Double Bill: Olga Koch and Ken Cheng

Thursday 08 July

BBC Introducing Berkshire - Darshaan, Martin Harley Solo, James Blunt, Pure Heaven, Max Pashm, Moscow Drug Club, Double Bill: Jonny Awsum & Lost Voice Guy

Milton Jones Supported By Anuvab Pal, Double Bill: Magic Hour - Edward Askham-Spencer & Ada Campe

Friday 09 July

BBC Introducing Berkshire - Roz Firth, Henry Webster & Elliott Morris, BBC Introducing Berkshire - Ghostwater, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sara Cox Presents 'Just Can't Get Enough 80's', Jazz Dynamos, Paprika

Al Murray, Double Bill: Kirsty Newton and Tom Houghton, Craig Hill

Saturday 10 July

BBC Introducing Berkshire - Olly Chamberlain, BBC Music Introducing Berkshire Scaefe, Nicola and Jim, Double Bill: Chris Stokes & Simon Evans, Disco Classical featuring Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge, Thrill Collins, Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm

Sophie Duker, Double Bill: Mark Simmons and Robert White, Witt 'n Camp

Sunday 11 July

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Music Introducing Berkshire - Tabi Gazele, Aureum Saxophone Quartet, Charlotte Campbell, Classic FM: Classical Salute, Namvula, The Hawkmen

Shappi Khorsandi, Rory Bremner Supported by Jo Caufield

Family Sunday 11 July

The Open Air Drawing Room, Creature Feature The Gorillas, Starry Eyed Glitter Artists, We Are Family, Ophelia Ray, Rubbish Shakespeare Company, Groove Under The Sea, CBeebies star YolanDa Brown, Henley Symphony Orchestra, Aureum Saxophone Quartet, Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Good to know

Dress code

The Henley Festival has a dress code of Black Tie. Everyone is encouraged to get dressed to the nines – think dinner jackets, evening trousers and bow ties for men, long or short evening wear for ladies, sequins and sparkle! The only exception is for the Henley Symphony Orchestra Saturday Lunchtime Concert and the Family Sunday children's event.

Age limits

There is a lower age limit for the festival. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, it is 14+ years, and on Saturday and Sunday, it is 12+ years. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.


The Henley Festival gates open at 6.00pm. There are many covered areas within the enclosure, but if you are on the Lawn or have a General Admission ticket, make sure you bring some protective outerwear for the Main Stage concert. In exceptional weather, no umbrellas are allowed, but Wellington boots are welcome - the more colourful, the better.


15 September
19 September
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Henley-on-Thames Town Centre
Market Place, RG9 2AQ
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ
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