10 August 2018
We are delighted to announce that Nile Rodgers and CHIC have agreed to play Lingfield Park Resort to replace their friend, Paloma Faith.
Nile and the band have played some of the UK’s most exciting gigs over the last year with 5-star performances including Glastonbury, bringing in the New Year on the BBC to headlining Wilderness Festival and Brighton Pride to record crowds just this past weekend.
Virtually every song in the set is a UK Top 10 single and includes not only the great songs that Nile co-wrote and produced for CHIC but also many of the great songs he did with David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Daft Punk, Duran Duran and Sister Sledge.
Nile’s first new album in 25 years - It’s About Time - will be released September 28 and features Mura Masa, Nao, Craig David, Stefflon Don, Elton John, Janelle Monae and Vic Mensa amongst others.
ABOUT NILE RODGERS & CHIC
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records!) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2017) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016).
Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that has included “festival best” performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella that resulted in the BBC nominating the band for the BBC Music Awards as “Best Live Performance Of 2017” and the LA Times stating “Nile Rodgers influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future”.
His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Nile Rodgers & CHIC will be releasing their first new album in 25 years, “It’s About Time” on September 28, 2018.