Henley Festival will this year host a virtual concert to replace the closing night of its traditional five-day music and arts boutique event on Sunday 12 July.
Billed ‘The Digital Edition’ it will star British singer Beverley Knight, Will Young, Hao Zi Yoh, Joe Stilgoe, Rory Bremner with host, David Gower. The two hour show will start at 7.30pm and will be available via TicketCo TV, a pay-per-view virtual streaming service. The Henley Festival are also hosting a three-night car park party with a ‘drive-in’ comedy, karaoke, and cinema event in partnership with TicketCo and the Coalition Agency on 9-11 July. These events will be held at the normal festival location, supported by Henley Royal Regatta.
Popstar Will Young will perform some of his classic hits including Love Revolution, Joy and Light my fire. He says: “It’s a pleasure to be able use a home filmed show, the band and I have been working on during lockdown for Henley, a place I’ve performed in and loved. I grew up not too far from there, so it is almost a virtual home-town show.”
Soul singer Beverley Knight will perform a short 40 minute concert of her top hits. There will also be performances from classical pianist Hao Zi Yoh, and number one Jazz musician Joe Stilgoe. Comedy will be provided by Rory Bremner who will perform some new topical material, interviewed by cricket commentator David Gower who says “As a guest in previous years I have grown to love the atmosphere and diversity of the many talents on show at the Henley Festival so it is a great pleasure to add a little something back with this year’s digital event”
TicketCo TV was launched during lock down to help event organisers. TicketCo enables promoters and venues to book performance artists and to broadcast exclusive pay-per-view events via the internet on their own TV channel. Full HD quality and crystal-clear sound can be enjoyed on any device. There are no set-up costs, an affordable pay-as-you-go price plan and streaming software is included.
Henley Festival CEO Nick Mattingley said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer a digital version of Henley Festival for 2020 with some of the UK’s best loved performers. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the festival from the comfort of their homes.”
Paul Carey, Key Account Manager at TicketCo TV, said: “Henley Festival is a respected, premium event that is a highlight of the season. We are proud to have formed a partnership based on innovation and a huge desire to engage with audiences. We are looking forward to helping take the Henley Festival to a global audience via TicketCo TV.”
Tickets are priced £10.10 for The Digital Edition are on sale now via: www.henley-festival.co.uk