Jun. 7th, 2011

Tom Jones to Open Prestigious Henley Festival

Photo Courtesy of the Henley Festival
Legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones opens this year's must-see Henley Festival. The esteemed event is the UK's best summer party - a five-night, star-studded, strictly black tie event on the banks of the Thames in the beautiful Henley-on-Thames.

Tom Jones, joined by other headlining acts, including Jools Holland, Alexandra Burke, Rumer, Blake and ABBA Symphonic, will entertain fans from a floating stage on the river. Jones said, "There's nothing like the Henley Festival. The beautiful setting and the intimate performances make it the best summer party you can imagine."

The setting of the festival, now in its 29th year, provides an intimate environment for guests to experience magical summer nights. Each evening, more than 20 acts from the worlds of jazz, opera, classical and theatre, from the UK and abroad, perform live music and comedy.

The Roving Company of Eccentrica entertains guests as they wander through art galleries and sculpture lawns. For elegant dining, book a table at Albert and Michel Roux's Riverside Restaurant, the largest Š la carte restaurant in Europe, along with other inviting riverside eateries and bars.

Stewart Collins, Artistic Director of the Henley Festival, said: "This is a festival both for the connoisseur and the party-goer. International performers combine with a jewel box of spectacular acts throughout the five days in a magical location on the banks of the Thames."

Tickets for the event, which runs from July 6-10 range from £35 to £110. For more details see Henley-Festival.co.uk.
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