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A floating stage. Phenomenal musical performers. Black tie and ball gowns. Michelin starred chefs. Sipping champagne by the river. Dinner dancing. Art, sculpture and roving eccentrica. Explosions of flowers. Champagne river cruising and picnicking. Echoes of laughter. Fireworks. And more fireworks. Dancing under the stars. Decadence, garnished with sophistication and delight. Welcome to Henley Festival – where more is more.


Humphreys offers you exclusive access to one of the secret highlights of the English Season. The black tie event, Henley Festival, billed as 'The UK's Most Magical Summer Party' returns to Henley on Thames for the 34th year. 

Announced last year Elton John and his band will headline on Wednesday 6th July 2016. Elvis Costello & The Imposters will keep the party going on Thursday night when they take to the floating stage. Friday night will see the festival return to its classical roots with Welsh Opera singer Bryn Terfel performing with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Blake and Dame Shirley Bassey will appear on Saturday 9th.

Will Young will bring Henley Festival to a momentous close on the Sunday night of Family Day, where kids can enjoy festival site and interact with children’s entertainers, musicians, comedians and street entertainers including Beatbox star Shlomo, comedy from Jay Foreman, and 

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