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.
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
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.
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.