Henley Festival is an exclusive boutique black tie festival which takes place over five days celebrating the best of 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.
Alongside the five evenings, on Sunday early afternoon, we unleash a whirlwind of children’s entertainers, face-painting artists, and playful clowns, transforming the site into a whimsical wonderland for families to enjoy – welcome to the electrifying Playdate at Henley Festival!
We are as passionate about making a difference, as we are creating the best ingredients for our festival year on year – as a team – striving to merge great music, food, comedy and art into unique experiences that create unforgettable memories for our guests, sponsors and partners.
To coincide with our 40th anniversary in 2022, we launched RISE, the initiative to inspire and support the next generation of talented performers and technicians hoping to work in the creative arts industry. RISE provides paid opportunities for young up-and-coming musicians, comedians and visual artists. We also seek to support the young backstage staff of the future by offering paid work experience with leading lighting and sound companies, and in marketing and PR. Supporting young local emerging talent is something we’re all proud to be a part of, because our community helps define us and helps shape what we do with the festival every year.
We believe that anyone who comes into contact with our festival is important, be it a member of our team, a performing artist, a guest, or someone that benefits from the support of our RISE programme. We never lose touch with the reason why we set the festival up in the first place – to give others, the support and opportunity to feel special too.