Henley Festival attracts headliners The Beach Boys and Madness

The Beach Boys The Beach Boys visited the UK as part of their reunion tour last year

American band The Beach Boys are to headline Henley Festival in Oxfordshire.

The legendary group, whose hits include Surfin' USA, will perform on the first night of the five-day event on the banks of the River Thames.

British ska band Madness are to headline the third night with Paloma Faith closing the festival in July.

Profits from the event, in its 31st year, will aid young people, at-risk groups and people with special needs.

'Very excited'

Beach Boys singer Mike Love said: "We are very excited about performing at this year's Henley Festival and playing literally on the River Thames.

"It is always a special gift to get the opportunity to play for our English fans."

Original members Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Al Love last year performed with band members David Marks and Bruce Johnston at London's Wembley Arena on The Beach Boys' 50th anniversary world tour.

This year's performers will be Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten.

Henley Festival will be held from 10 - 14 July.

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