RG Jones has been turning up the Henley Festival of Music and the Arts for over 25 years now, and we are truly honoured to be a part of such a fantastic event.
Picture yourself on a boat on a river...
...with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Henley Festival of Music and the Arts has to be seen to be believed: a stunning location, a unique format, and a character all of its own: over five nights a sequence of non stop events featuring top names; great events and performances; fine art and fine food, sprinkled with a touch of make-believe.
RG Jones has been “turning up” the Henley Festival of Music and the Arts for over 25 years now, and we are truly honoured to be a part of such a fantastic event. We’re pleased that the organisers seem very happy with us too, sending an email following the job stating “Quite simply, you did a fantastic job, I can’t praise you highly enough”.
Our chaps hung up their Glastonbury wellies and slipped straight into their dinner jackets for the week of fine food and magical entertainment. “We are responsible for providing sound coverage of the entire site” explains Andrew, “we cover three main stages – Floating Stage, The Club Marquee and The Dome, plus we have additional sound systems for The Riverside Restaurant, The Bandstand, the fireworks (including the spectacular) and a paging system throughout the site. The rig is quick and as we are dealing with so many areas it is challenging, but by using the same core team we have managed to ensure that this process is seamless. This year I was told I had become "part of the furniture”, but I couldn’t possibly have gained that standing without the support of our dedicated and professional team".
This year’s great names included Katherine Jenkins, the music of Puccini, John Barrowman and the Three Mo Tenors. The Bootleg Beatles closed the Festival with a fantastic performance of Hey Jude, and the audience was eager to join in.
“We are so lucky to be involved with a number of jobs that embrace the entire spectrum of the arts. From the magnificence of Glastonbury to the beautiful galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts – Henley is an extraordinary mixture of the two. We look forward to finding out what lies in store for next year” smiles Andrew.