A boutique five-day celebration returned with a bang last week, drawing in over 30,000 people.
The ‘posh’ Henley Festival, featuring UK and international music and arts, ended on Sunday in what turned out to be a sun-drenched few days.
Dressed in their finest, thousands of people soaked up the atmosphere and were entertained while experiencing a programme of pop to world music, classical to jazz, blues to folk as well as comedy and gastronomy shows.
A great array of acts including Pet Shop Boys, Jess Glynne, and Goldie all graced the main stage.
‘Sporty’ spice Mel C performed and joined 90s’ girl band All Saints on stage for their headline show on Sunday evening.
Speaking after the festival, Mel C said: “It was an incredible night – It was my first time at Henley and hopefully not the last.”
Chaka Khan also delighted festival-goers with her 70s disco classics on Saturday.
The event raises funds which are pumped back into the local economy.
Since 2015, the festival’s audience has increased by 40 per cent.
Henley Festival began in 1983 with the aim of bringing music and culture to the town of Henley-on-Thames.