Saturday, 31 July 2021

Regatta/festival location is a site for sore eyes

I FIND myself becoming more and more excited as the days pass by, seeing the festival

I FIND myself becoming more and more excited as the days pass by, seeing the festival site come together. I pass the site each morning on my way to work and it’s a great reminder that in less than 10 weeks the regatta hands it over to us, giving us 66 hours to put the festival together, to then open our gates to the general public for what I think will be the most extraordinary five days.

I wait with anticipation to see the festival in all its glory each evening with a throng of festivalgoers enjoying the delights that have been put together for them.

I also can’t wait to see our new audience attending the festival this year, especially as they are much younger than our usual crowd!

The family Sunday this year has a range of activities programmed for our most discerning audience â?? young people.

With an incredible show from Illyria, who will bring their open-air version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with more water than you have ever seen and magical illusions that eyes need to witness, this is definitely not to be missed.



Catapluf’s musical journey  is a superb new work by instrumentalist Adriano Adewale. Their imagination travels to places where everything is music.

And then we have James Campbell, the stand-up comedian for children. His show is full of top quality comedy for anyone over the age of six, including their parents and anyone who likes comedy without rude words.

Finishing off the afternoon our audience will be wowed by the 40-piece samba band, Kinetika Bloco, with their unique British carnival sound with a decidedly London edge to make sure everyone is on their feet and dancing at the end of the day.

You can purchase your tickets online by visiting our website www.henley-festival.co.uk

Now we just have cross our fingers for good weather!



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