Henley Festival goes on line - this who is appearing

Friday, 12th June 2020, 1:08 pm
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 1:08 pm

Henley Festival has announced it will be going digital, presenting a two-hour evening concert streamed on Henley Festival website with performances from Hurley House Hotel on Sunday July 12 from 7.30 to 9.30pm on what would be the final day of the festival.

Pop star Will Young will perform some of his classic hits including Love Revolution, Joy and Light My Fire.

He said: “It’s a pleasure to be able use a home-filmed show the band and I have been working on during lockdown for Henley, a place I’ve performed in and loved.

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“I grew up not too far from there, so it is almost a virtual home-town show.”

Soul singer Beverley Knight will perform a 40-minute concert of her top hits.

There will also be performances from classical pianist Hao Zi Yoh, and number one Jazz musician Joe Stilgoe.

Comedy will be provided by Rory Bremner who will perform some new topical material, interviewed by cricket commentator David Gower who said: “As a guest in previous years, I have grown to love the atmosphere and diversity of the many talents on show at Henley Festival.

“It is a great pleasure to add a little something back with this year’s digital event.”

Festival goers can watch the digital concert from the comfort of their own homes, with tickets starting from £10.10 each and available from www.henley-festival.co.uk

All ticket sales will help to support the not-for-profit festival to continue next year.

Established 38 years ago as a classical music charity event, Henley Festival continues to be run on a not for profit basis supporting charitable projects.

Henley Festival announced in April that this year’s five day black-tie festival will be postponed in its entirety to July 2021, moving the full line up to next year including headliners James Blunt, Madness and Sophie Ellis Bextor.

Anyone who holds tickets will be able to use them in 2021.

Tickets for this year start at £10.10 and are available to buy from henley-festival.co.uk site.