Henley Royal Regatta’s announcement this afternoon that this year’s event would be postponed until August will have a knock-on effect on Henley Festival who normally use the Regatta site and facilities.
Last year the Festival agreed with all the headline performers to postpone their performances until July 2021, the week after Regatta. These included Madness, James Blunt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Disco Classic featuring Kathy Sledge from Sister Sledge.
New CEO of Henley Festival, Jo Bausor said, “In light of the recent announcement from Henley Royal Regatta regarding their proposed postponement, we would like to reassure our audience that we are working very hard behind the scenes to stage an event this summer. The safety of our performers, staff and audience is of the utmost priority and in consultation with HRR, Wokingham Council, Public Health England, the police and local residents we are considering how we can stage an event safely within the framework of any Government restrictions that may be present. We are exploring a number of different scenarios and hope to be able to update you in the coming weeks.”