The Henley Festival has announced its 2017 line-up, with Pet Shop Boys and Chaka Khan amongst this year’s heavy hitters. Jess Glyne, Goldie and All Saints will also grace the famous floating stage for the countries only black-tie music festival this summer.
Previous headliners at the Henley Festival have included Lionel Richie, Elton John and The Jacksons, and this year’s line-up is shaping up to be just as special. But if it’s festival food that gets you excited, you won’t find a better culinary line-up than this one on the banks of the river Thames. Food highlights include The Spice Merchant, The Dog & Badger, the Riverside Restaurant (Europe’s largest field dining experience) and Snob Lobster & Champagne.
The Henley festival also boasts a stellar comedy line-up, with the likes of Sara Pascoe, Russell Kane, Andy Parson and more.
Henley Festival’s ongoing support of independent artists and galleries continues for 2017, too. The Festival’s sculpture gardens will feature works including Philip Jackson’s imposing and operatic bronze figures; David Ogle’s illuminated forest of light; Simon Gudgeon’s minimalist, semi-abstract forms; Dawn Conn’s whimsical sculptures inspired by fairy tales; and Stephen Newby’s ‘Infinity Pools’ of light.