Henley Festival has announced its line-up for 2024, promising five star-filled summer nights in July.

The roster includes international artists Nicole Scherzinger, Dave Stewart’s Eurythmics Songbook, Gladys Knight, Rylan, Nigel Kennedy, and Sam Ryder.

Nicole Scherzinger, who has sold more than 60 million records, both solo and as part of The Pussycat Dolls, will headline the floating stage on the festivals opening night.

Seven-time Grammy Award winner, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gladys Knight, will headline the Floating Stage on Friday.

There will also be a number of comedy acts including Dara Ó Briain, Mark Watson, Angela Barnes and Sara Pascoe.

As well as comedy there will be pop-up bars and restaurants, outdoor cabaret, jazz and folk music, and fireworks.

Henley Festival, the UK’s only black-tie event of music and arts, is presented by Westcoast and offers music, comedy, gastronomy, dancing and fireworks.

The festivals charitable initiative, RISE, was founded in 2022 with an ambition to embolden the next generation of artists.

The 2024 line-up promises to offer young musicians, comedians and visual artists a significant platform for their careers.

Jo Bausor, CEO of Henley Festival, said: "RISE is rapidly becoming the beating heart of Henley Festival and is at the core of everything we do.

"We’re delighted to be able to expand our RISE programme in 2024 to provide more paid opportunities for young emerging talent to perform, exhibit or complete work placements."

A new award, the Westcoast RISING Star Award, has been presented to KATYA, a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist known for her soulful vocals.

KATYA said: "I’m really grateful to have been chosen to receive Westcoast’s Rising Star award.

"It means so much to be acknowledged for my music and the work I continue to put in to further my career, particularly as an independent artist.

"RISE at Henley Festival is such an important initiative, and the support it provides up-and-coming creatives like myself is invaluable."

Jess Tyley, marketing director, Westcoast, said: "We are delighted to continue our ongoing support to Henley Festival's RISE programme, acknowledging the vital role it plays in championing emerging musicians during challenging times for grassroots music.

"It is with huge excitement that we announce the inauguration of this year's Westcoast Rising Star Award, presented to the exceptionally talented Katya.

"This award underscores our commitment to nurturing and celebrating the bright future of artists who contribute significantly to the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry."

The festival is set to take pace from July 10 to 14.