Henley Festival 2023

05 July 2023
09 July 2023
Henley-on-Thames Town Centre
Market Place, RG9 2AQ

05 July to 09 July

Market Place, RG9 2AQ
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ
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About Henley Festival 2023

Mark your diaries. Henley Festival 2023 will take place from 05 to 09 July 2023.

Henley Festival 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, from riverside fine-dining to grazing, plus a wealth of bars throughout the site.

This event listing still contains information from the 2022 festival to give you a sense of what to expect in 2023. The page will be updated with information about the 2023 festival when it becomes available.


Please see important ticketing information below.

What’s on in Henley Festival 2022

Wednesday 06 July

The Script (8.45pm, The Floating Stage), Kevin Davy Quartet (7.15pm, The Jazz Club), Adam Isaac (7.30pm, The Bedouin), Sapphire (10.30pm, Riverside Restaurant), Bikini Beach Band (10.30pm, The Bedouin), Brother Strut (10.30pm, The Jazz Club), Pure Heaven (10.15pm)

Ivo Graham (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Glenn Moore & Lauren Pattison (10.45pm, The Comedy Club)

Vintage Fun Fair (5.00pm), Titanium Fireworks (10.45pm)

Thursday 07 July

Craig David (8.45pm, The Floating Stage), Rosie Frator Taylor (7.15pm, The Jazz Club), Gina Larner (7.30pm, The Bedouin), Natty Congeroo and The Flames of Rhythm (10.30pm, The Jazz Club), Showhawk Duo (10.30pm, The Bedouin), Sapphire (10.45pm, Riverside Restaurant), Pure Heaven (10.15pm)

Andy Parsons (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Maisie Adam (10.45pm, The Comedy Club)

Vintage Fun Fair (5.00pm), Titanium Fireworks (10.45pm)

Friday 08 July

Tom Jones (8.45pm, The Floating Stage), Emily Capell & Band (7.15pm, The Jazz Club), Tom Webber (7.30pm, The Bedouin), Sapphire (10.15pm, Riverside Restaurant), Flashmob Jazz (10.30pm, The Jazz Club), Cinelli Brothers (10.45pm, The Bedouin), Pure Heaven (10.15pm)

Milton Jones (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Tom Houghton (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Jonny Awsum (10.45pm, The Comedy Club)

Vintage Fun Fair (5.00pm), Titanium Fireworks (10.45pm)

Saturday 09 July

Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley (8.45pm, The Floating Stage), Jay Phelps (7.15pm, The Jazz Club), Jai Amore (7.30pm, The Bedouin), Sapphire (10.15pm, Riverside Restaurant), Gracie and the G-Spots (10.45pm, The Jazz Club), Cahoots (10.45pm, The Bedouin), Pure Heaven (10.15pm)

Russell Kane (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Geoff Norcott (10.45pm, The Comedy Club), Triple Threat Comedy (12.00am, The Comedy Club)

Vintage Fun Fair (5.00pm), Titanium Fireworks (10.45pm)

Sunday 10 July

40th Anniversary Celebratory Evening (8.30pm, The Floating Stage), Kat Eaton (7.15pm, The Bedouin), Hugh Turner Funk Quintet (7.30pm, The Jazz Club), The Fifty Nines (10.15pm, The Jazz Club), Jazz Defenders (10.15pm, The Jazz Club), Pure Heaven (10.15pm)

Jo Brand (7.30pm, The Comedy Club), Alice Fraser (10.15pm, The Comedy Club), Aaron Simmonds (10.15pm, The Comedy Club)

Vintage Fun Fair (5.00pm), Titanium Fireworks (10.45pm)

Roving Troupe at Henley Festival

As you explore the Henley Festival site, you will once again be dazzled and amazed by a roaming troupe of entertainers. Here’s what’s in store for when you arrive…

Acro Chaps (a trio of mustachioed acrobats), Bad Nana’s (Granny Turismo), Cirque Pyromantic (Electroglide Butterflies), Elton Wrong (rock/pop icon driving along on a piano at a speed of 4 mph), Super Tenants (band and interactive party starters), The Bouncers (stilts), The Miniscule of Sound (The Worlds Smallest Nightclub), Tommy Gurr Painting Live

Art at Henley Festival 2022

The 2022 visual arts programme will see stunning contemporary art, sculpture and installation right across the site. There will be remarkable installations from artists all over the world with artwork like you’ve never seen before.

Family Sunday at Henley Festival 2022

Family Sunday is a daytime ticketed fun-filled music, comedy, visual and performance art event for our younger audience. Entry to the evening festival event is not included. Family Sunday opens at 10.00am and closes at 1.30pm. There is free parking for Family Sunday only between 9.30am and 2.00pm.


Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

General public booking will be available from February 2023.

See the FAQs section below for information about the various ticket options available for you to experience Henley Festival 2023.

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.


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