Henley Festival was set up in 1982 as a charity, its mission being to stage a music and arts Festival for the local community. Nearly 40 years on, our core purpose remains the same and our aspiration is to support emerging talent across all genres of music and the arts. The devastating impact of the COVID pandemic across the arts and culture sector in the UK is unparalleled
Our aim at Henley Festival is to support aspiring musicians, artists and performers, both financially and by giving them a platform to perform or show their work. We want our audience to experience their emerging talent and create new opportunities in a notoriously difficult sector to break into.
Alongside this we open Henley Festival's Family Sunday to families who use Camp Mohawk in Wargrave and Nomad in Henley and a range of other young people who otherwise would not be able to attend the Festival.