Our running order for the weekend has now been finalised and is at the bottom of this blog post. We are continually refining our festival facilities this year and we have now added a FREE mobile phone charging station at the bar which will have 10 spaces, each holding 2 phones available from noon on Friday and Saturday.
Real ale will once again be featured in the family bar marquee and the Gin bar will also return due to popular demand.
Food vendors and fresh coffee will also be available on both days.
Glitter and face painting will be available and the SPLAT team will be running activity sessions for the kids during the weekend.
Our itineraries for the coming late Bank Holiday weekend are now on-line here... https://www.henlowbridgelakes.co.uk/itineraries
There are a still few camping spaces left and we also have day and weekend tickets available.
Comedy Special, Thursday 4th July, Main Event, Friday 5th July and Saturday 6th
Full weekend tickets: Adults £70 kids £5 general camping included Weekend camping includes camping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, leaving Sunday.
Day tickets available for Friday and Saturday without camping, Adults £35 and kids £2.50 each. Arlesey railway station and car park only 5 mins from our gate.
Once again in 2019, we will be offering free setup/camping on Thursday, July 4th and to get you in the mood for a happy weekend we have tickets available at £10 per person, adults only, for our line up of top comedians on stage in the evening.
Please phone our festival booking team on 01462 812645 to book a space or to purchase your comedy special and day tickets.
Our phone lines are open from 0800 to 1600 daily, or you can use our dedicated contact form here and ask for a call back.
Main acts lineup for Friday 5th July
Making a welcome return to the Henlow Festival, Jean Genie, created by John Mainwaring and John Ford in 1993. An original recording artist in his own right, John Mainwaring has been signed by numerous record companies throughout his career - twice with Warner Bros. In the 1980s David Bowie's world famous producer Tony Visconti produced some of John's songs when he was signed to WEA. We are very pleased for Jean Genie to be our Friday night headline act and we know he will deliver a mesmerising performance. Youtube
Love DistrAction is the UK’s premier number one Tribute to The Human League. Utilising a clever mixture of live synthesizers and guitar, this truly accurate, authentic, dedicated and genuine tribute act capture the exact mood, essence and feel of The Human League.
Known for their ability to sound exactly like the iconic 80s group, Love DistrAction’s attention to detail and musicianship is the reason why many are already referring to them as the premier number 1 Tribute to The Human League.
Katy Ellis, the most prestigious, authentic tribute act for Taylor Swift in the UK and some may say, the world. This is the ultimate Taylor Swift Tribute Act! Created, produced and delivered with pride, professionalism and the highest level of attention for even the smallest of details.
The traits possessed by Katy Ellis has ‘Swiftie’ fans from across the United Kingdom and Europe believe they are back watching Taylor Swift herself.
Main acts lineup for Saturday 6th July
Headlining on Saturday night, with over 60 years experience in the function band and live British music circuit combined with a love of the music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, 'Springsteen' prefer to let the music do the talking.
With a full compliment of 6 core musicians (plus various supplementary members dependent on venue) reproducing not only the technical musicianship of 'The E Street Band' but also the heartfelt performances made legendary by 'The Boss' himself, 'Springsteen' will recreate as authentic a 'Springsteen' show as you're likely to see on these shores.
The Police Academy was formed in late 2010 by 3 hugely experienced musicians with a deep admiration and great appreciation for the music of The Police.
Having overcome the first challenge of deciding which songs from the incredible back catalogue to build our set around, we then set about listening to every live and studio version of the songs we could get hold of (not to mention watching every video, behind the scenes interview and reading blogs, forums and fan sites).
The resultant wealth of knowledge of material, techniques and equipment has enabled us to construct a live show quite unlike any other. One of the only tribute acts ever to successfully combine both studio recordings and live interpretations, the end result is a fully immersive experience worthy of both the casual listener and aficionados of the band alike.
The Kylie sound, the Kylie look, the Kylie atmosphere.
Kylie on Show is the only Kylie Minogue tribute that will leave you feeling like you've been to see the goddess of pop herself!
Kylie On Show is the best sounding Kylie around and number one Kylie Minogue tribute choice for a Kylie fan. The only Kylie tribute to have the amazing talents of the original Minoguettes singing live backing vocals and performing high energy dance routines. This adds extra sparkle to the stage for your very own mini Kylie concert!
A fun and exciting show with over 30 years of her classic hits, all the glitz and glam of a true Kylie show, authentic, incredible replica costumes and the most up to date sound and lighting with Kylie and the Minoguettes singing live it's no wonder Kylie on Show is creating such a stir in the tribute world.
The Duran Duran Experience have been established as the premier Duran Duran tribute band in the UK since 2012 and have performed at a number of pro venues across the country including the prestigious Concord Club (Eastleigh), The Diamond (Mansfield), The Neon (Newport) and The Fleece (Bristol), in addition to full theatre based shows.
They are the exclusively selected Duran Duran tribute band since 2015 for appearing at Butlins Absolute 80’s/80’s Weekender events across the country moving into their 5th year in 2019, supporting eighties favourites including: ABC, Go West, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Tony Hadley and Johnny Hates Jazz.
The Duran Duran Experience are also the selected Duran Duran tribute band to perform at Warner Village and Pontins events and have also performed to members of the Le Bon family.
Simon and Garfunkel
As seen on BBC The One Show!
The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, to the enduring success of his solo career.
Come on a journey as the full band take you through the early Simon and Garfunkel albums, through the massive success of Bridge Over Troubled Water and on to the Grammy award winning success of Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland.
Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sounds of Silence, You Can Call Me Al and The Obvious Child, as well as all the others that have established Paul Simon as one of the most successful songwriters of all time.
Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly.
Keith George alias The Boy George Experience performs all over the world. A unique tribute act that goes from strength to strength and is the only singer that comes anywhere near sounding exactly like Boy George. Keith performs all the Culture Club classics as well as George's solo hits and wherever he performs the audience love him. Keith's show incorporates live vocals with numerous character and costume changes.
Successful tours to Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and extensively throughout the UK, in venues ranging from nightclubs to indoor and outdoor arenas and was awarded Entertainer of the year for 2001 by J.P.C.
Keith's Costumes have been designed by Martin Taylor who also designs For Paul O'Grady (Lily Savage), Ali G and Gayle Tuesday.
We will also have supporting acts during the intervals between the main performers and on the Thursday night before the main festival we have a great comedy night in the festival marquee, with full seating, a licenced bar and food available.
Free setup on Thursday for all festival campers... pitch up, then get to the festival field for our comedy show. Four top acts for only £10 per person, adults only, bar available.
PETE FIRMAN - Who is recognised as the UK’s leading comedian/magician. He starred in BBC1’s prime-time Saturday night programme The Magicians and recently made special guest appearances on ITV1’s The Next Great Magician and Live at the London Palladium’ His skill for fusing magic and comedy has made him one of the most in-demand magicians working on British television. He has also made appearances on The One Show, The John Bishop Show and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
‘The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ - The Telegraph.
ZOE LYONS - With a mixture of silliness, satire and caustic one-liners she is one of the UK's favourite comedians, and our headline act this year. She has appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC2) as well as Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC1) Mock The Week (BBC2) Dave's One Night Stand and The Wright Stuff (FIVE).
"Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit." – The Skinny.
MIKE GUNN - Making a welcome return to Henlow, firmly established as one of the most sought-after and accomplished comedians working on the UK and international circuit. He is a truly original talent, distinguished by his trademark laconic and lugubrious dark humour, killer punch lines and masterful delivery. On TV, he’s performed on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The World Stands-Up and The Comedy Store for Comedy Central.
“One of the top ten stand-ups in the country” - The Independent.
Your host for the show is PAUL REVILL Food and Bar from 6 PM
Show starts at 8 PM