Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Festival has the X-Factor
Published 10/03/14



X-FACTOR star Rebecca Ferguson will headline on the final night of this year’s Henley Festival.

She will perform alongside five-piece harmony group the Overtones on Sunday, July 13.

Ferguson, 27, is the last name to be added to the five-night festival line-up and joins Brian Ferry, Burt Bacharach, Joss Stone and the Jacksons.

She was runner-up in the 2010 series of the ITV reality show, losing out to Matt Cardle. Her debut album, Heaven, was released in 2011 and reached number three in the charts while her latest release, Freedom, went on sale in December and charted at number six.

Other famous names to appear include comedian Jasper Carrott and impressionist Alistair McGowan, who will perform together, rock musician Rick Wakeman and award-winning comedian Milton Jones.


Carrott said: “It’s an exciting opportunity to work with an artist I’ve admired for many years — I just hope he’s not too funny!”

McGowan said: “Jasper was the first comic I ever saw performing ‘live’ when I was a teenager so it’s a real thrill to be working in tandem with him. I might even try to get him to sing Funky Moped — backstage, at least!”

Wakeman said: “I come to Henley at least half a dozen times a year and know it well, so I will certainly feel at home. It will be an honour to bring a touch of madness to the sanity of Henley!” Stewart Collins, creative director of the festival, said: “This truly is one incredible line-up, completed by a variety of magnificent acts. For the first time ever, we have major household names each evening, so it’s easy to feel extremely excited about the prospects for July.”

Michelin-starred chefs Albert Roux and Michel Roux Jr will be returning to the festival with their Roux at the Riverside restaurant.

Roux Jr said: “We have been a part of this event for around 15 years now and Henley is one of the highlights of our summer.

“It’s a beautiful location and a very special opportunity to meet everyone and share in their passion for great food, drink and music.” A total of 5,000 tickets are available for each night of the black-tie event, which also offers fine dining and a selection of comedy shows, art and sculpture exhibitions and quirky street theatre performers from around the world. Each night’s performance will be followed by the traditional fireworks.

This year’s festival, the 32nd, will run from Wednesday to Sunday, July 9 to 13. Tickets will go on public sale from March 24. All proceeds will go to the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. For more information, visit www.henley-festival.co.uk

*Ferguson collapsed during a performance of her new song on ITV’s Loose Women on Thursday last week but later made a full recovery.

Published 10/03/14

MOST POPULAR
The charming codebreaker
Video: Don't like Mondays? Let's Rewind...
Crowds descend on Rewind as roads close
Peer pays 400,000 for village pub
Local A-level results mirror national trend
Worldwide debut for fastest ever supercharged Range Rover Sport
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
Three businesses shut as another moves in
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Brakspear sales rise despite pub closures
Public invited to Townlands progress meeting
No action to be taken against David Silvester
Splashing fun at Hurley Regatta
Gillotts celebrates best ever GCSE results
WWI memorial lunch raises 1,000 for appeal
Fares increase as Government transfers costs
Charity rowers stop off for a bacon sandwich
Skate park closed by town council
Local A-level results mirror national trend
A busmans holiday for Brakspear tenants
Battle of the Bands at Hope for Henley
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Rowing World Championships get under way
Tour of Britain comes to South Oxfordshire
League lead cut for Henley Cricket Club
Henley Town pick up first victory of season
Hawks have no answer to London Welsh
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717