Henlow Tribute Festival 2019

A fantastic success once again, thanks to all involved, we will be posting pictures etc soon on our blog. 

Feel free to send your own pictures to info@helowbridgelakes.co.uk and we will be happy to post some of them on our internet platforms.

See you in 2020.

Register your interest for camping and day tickets for 2020 here.

Friday 5th July

Jean Genie : David Bowie Tribute

21.45 - 23.15

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.

In the late 1990s, John was approached by David Bowie's most famous band of the 1970s, 'The Spiders from Mars' and was asked by them if he'd front the band and tour with them. Obviously, John's answer was 'Yes' and John remains to this day to be one of only a few tribute artists to tour and perform with an original artist's band.

John's performance at our Tribute Festival in 2016 was mesmerising and we are very happy to see his return once again as our Friday night headline act on our bigger and better stage.

Love DistrAction- A Tribute to The Human League

20.00 - 21.30


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.

Formed in August 2017, they have enjoyed rapid success and they play an impressive mixture of shows all over the UK.

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. There may be other bands who look the part, but Love DistrAction is as true as it gets to the real thing, with their captivating concert style show, guaranteed to bring back special memories, keeping you fully entertained and mesmerised from the time they walk on stage, right through to their breathtaking finale.

Taylor Swift Tribute 18.00 - 19.15

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.

Saturday 6th July

Spirit of Springsteen: A Tribute To The Boss

21.45 - 23.15

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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 as our Saturday night headline act.

The Police Academy

19.30 - 21.00


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.

Kylie on Show

18.15 - 19.15

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

16.40 - 18.10

Sounds Of Simon

14.50 - 16.20

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.

With a show that takes in the full range of the duo's career together, as well as drawing extensively from the solo works of Paul Simon, this is live entertainment at its very best!

The Boy George Experience

13.35 - 14.35

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.

SwanVesta Social Club

12.00 - 13.20

The number one Anglo Cuban party band in the world return for their fourth year with us to get the party started and have you dancing around the festival field with their captivating stage show.
The Swanvestas blend anglo-latin percussion and melodic patterns to create a unique party sound. They mix Cuban folk songs, classic pop songs and originals in a vibrant, exciting way. The line-up features horns, flute and guitars, with up to 4 percussionists - the live show is irresistible.  Highly entertaining, funny, serious, folky, rocky, funky, punky, embracing all ages and tastes. You will never hear a band quite like them: you will want to come back for more.

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