Henley Festival 2019 lineup: Boy George, Jessie J and Tom Odell revealed as headliners

Henley Festival has revealed the line-up for its 2019 edition, spanning music, comedy, art and food.

Boy George, Jessie J and Tom Odell will lead the musical programme of the four-day event, which will run from July 10-14 in Oxfordshire.

There will also a performance from Björn Again, the popular ABBA parody group, as well as Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies, which will see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing renditions of classical music from iconic films.

Julian Clary, Jan Ravens and Ed Byrne will top the comedy bill, while Rosamond Lloyd, Ben Eine and Renee Rilexie will all feature work as part of the visual arts line-up.

Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett will create a menu for the festival, which can be sampled in the Riverside Restaurant, with pop-ups from Hotel Chocolat, Halloumi Guys, BBQ Club and others.

This is the UK’s only black-tie festival, with a strict formal dress code in action throughout the Thameside event. For more information of what you can and can’t wear, check out the festival website.

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Henley Festival 2019 line-up


  • Boy George

  • Jessie J

  • Tom Odell

  • Björn Again

  • Classic Fm’s Saturday Night At The Movies

  • With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Julian Clary

  • Jan Ravens

  • Richard Herring & Barry Cryer

  • Ed Byrne

  • Murray Lachlan-Young

  • Andy Hamilton

  • Ahir Shah

  • Luke Kempner

  • Eleanor Tiernan

  • Steve Bugeja

  • Kai Samra

  • Geoff Norcott

  • Vikki Stone

  • Jimeoin

  • Sindhu Vee Daliso

  • Marcel Lucont

  • Chaponda

  • Craig Hill

  • Bourgeois & Maurice

Jazz and Swing

  • The Ben Waters Quartet

  • The Dime Notes

  • Si Cranstoun

  • Swing Zazou

  • Pocket Sinfonia

  • Hetty And The Jazzato Band

World and Folk

  • Stables

  • Sarah Savoy

  • De Fuego

  • Afrosamba

  • Bowreed Plantec

  • Trio Simbora

  • Johnny Cash Converters

  • DJ Chris Tofu Megson

  • King Cassady

  • Family Folk Show With Megson

  • Yellow Is The Colour Of The Sunshine

  • Chores

BBC Music Introducing Berkshire

  • The Kleeks

  • Oliver Hoare & The Late Great

  • Nate Simpson

  • Calum Foad

  • Cannibal

  • Ophelia Ray

Visual Arts

  • Rosamond Lloyd

  • Ben Eine

  • Renee Rilexie

  • Theodore Gillick

  • Zac Greening

  • Nicky Chubb - Punchbowl Gallery

  • Catharine Miller Fine Art

  • Hanoi Art House

  • Dellasposa

  • Contemporary Collective

  • Alan Kluckow Fine Art

  • Bishopsland

  • Haidee Nel

  • Jane Gordon Clark

  • Mike Blow

  • Alison Ballard

  • Jonas Vorwer

  • Laura-Jane Wylder

  • Brendan Hesmondhalgh​


  • Angela Hartnett MBE at the Riverside Restaurant

  • Garden Bistro By Jimmy Garcia

  • Hotel Chocolat

  • Jessecco Prosecco

  • Tonbo Japanese Kitchen

  • Game Keeper

  • Halloumi Guy

  • BBQ Club

  • Snob Lobster