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  
Stars share stage at Henley Festival 2014
Published 15/07/14



A STAR line-up rocked the 32nd Henley Festival at the weekend.

Burt Bacharach headlined on Friday with a special appearance from Eliza Doolittle.

He performed some of his greatest hits, including The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and (They Long To Be) Close To You.


On Saturday, The Jacksons were introduced by actor Don Warrington.

They walked on stage in unison to loud cheers following a two-minute video showing highlights from their career and most recent tour.

Frontman Jackie shouted “Can you feel it?” twice and received a loud roar back from the audience both times.

The four brothers then launched into a medley of their hits Can You Feel It and Blame It On The Boogie.

About halfway through the show, they stopped and showed a 10-minute documentary about their achievements.

There were cheers when they discussed Michael but some members of the audience soon became impatient and started clapping slowly and shouting at them to carry on playing.

Their set continued with hits I Want You Back and ABC 123 as well as Michael Jackson tracks Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.


X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson was introduced by Stuart Collins, the Henley Festival artistic director, on Sunday night.

She dedicated her last song to Claire Peacock, a social worker from Henley who died earlier this year.


Meanwhile, the Overtones’ set was constantly interrupted by girls shouting “I love you”, to which they responded with “I love you too”.

Gill Mitchell, chief executive of the Henley Festival, said: “We were brilliantly lucky with the weather. We had five very popular nights, each brilliant in their own way.

“When you are on the site with the backdrop of Henley Bridge and St Mary’s Church, it’s just stunning. It’s the best location in the country. It is an integral part of the event and we are thrilled we are still here.”

For more pictures and reviews see the Henley Standard on Friday or take a look at our online videos here.

Published 15/07/14

MOST POPULAR
Suspected explosives found in Checkendon
Woman's fresh hope in council house wrangle
Housing plan isn't working
Planning row centre to enter new talks
Confusion reigns at sold-out Elton gig
Restaurant to reopen after fire
Friends put on vintage birthday display
3,500 literary festival tickets sold in a day
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Councillors fear losing independent retailers
Rocking on the Meadows
Boaters salute terror victims
Crossing campaign fails
Annual Swan Upping draws crowds
Suspected explosives found in Checkendon
Housing plan isn't working
Every craft imaginable at Boat Festival
Planning row centre to enter new talks
Warm welcome for friends from Somaliland
Confusion reigns at sold-out Elton gig
Pop royalty hit high notes
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Beer ready and waiting for swim challengers
Woods & Nugent dig in to earn share of spoils
Queen Anne’s secure inaugural festival cup win
Atkin and Nathan top the class at ladies’ day
Pearce leads  the way
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 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717