Wednesday July 5th – Rag’n’Bone Man
Triple BRIT Award winner RAG’N’BONE MAN is headed to open Henley Festival 2023 with an incredible performance! Best known for his hit single and 4x platinum #1 album ‘Human,’ which held its position in the charts for 29 weeks straight! He has since continued to dominate the charts through collaborations, singles and releasing his second #1 album ‘Life by Misadventure’ in 2021.
As an added extra for our opening night, don’t miss, the worldwide ultimate Elvis Tribute, Ben Portsmouth and the Taking Care of Elvis Band performing ‘This is Elvis’ late night in Pure Heaven nightclub!
Thursday July 6th – Westlife
On Thursday, the Floating Stage will host Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Shane Filan and Mark Feehily, aka the most successful Irish boyband of all time: WESTLIFE. With 33 #1 albums worldwide and countless accolades, one of pop music’s most influential boy bands will thrill the Henley crowd with their chart-topping hits including Flying Without Wings, World of Our Own and Uptown Girl.
Friday July 7th – Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, guitarist and music legend, NILE RODGERS will be returning to Henley Festival to headline Friday Night! As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak”, the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records, and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times.”
Saturday July 8th – Ministry of Sound Classical
MINISTRY OF SOUND CLASSICAL takes on the very best tunes hand-picked from dance music history and recreates in a breath-taking performance by an incredible 30-piece orchestra. The beautiful riverside backdrop will set the scene for a live music spectacle, featuring guest DJ Danny Rampling and stunning vocalists performing classical remakes of iconic dance anthems including Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now and The Chemical Brothers’ Hey Boy Hey Girl – alongside a sound and light experience like no other. This is no normal DJ set, and a night Henley will not forget!
Sunday July 9th – Henley Festival Sunday Sessions
Sunday Night Sessions – will reflect the breadth and depth of Henley Festival: Following an inspirational Chamber Music performance by family string ensemble THE KANNEH-MASON TRIO in the Spiegel Tent – who have wowed audiences since their semi-final success on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015. Floating Stage performances from Ronnie Scott’s, presenting the finest Jazz since 1959, travelling from Soho to Henley for an unforgettable jazztastic show. Followed by the euro-disco phenomenon BONEY M. with the original lead singer LIZ MITCHELL back by popular demand, performing international chartbusters with a 15-piece band as the sun goes down on The Floating Stage.
To top off the evening, firmly established as one of Britain’s biggest and best-loved comedy stars, JACK DEE will be performing in the Riverside Cabaret venue. He has captured the imagination of audiences and critics alike with his dry humour and deadpan delivery for the past three decades.