Legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC will bring a night of uber cool disco, hip hop and rock to Northumberland’s historic Alnwick Castle this summer.
It is announced today that the disco legends will headline four UK seaside and stately home dates including a trip to Alnwick on Wednesday July 11.
The remaining dates are:
- Scarborough Open Air Theatre – Sunday June 24
- Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire – Thursday July 19
- Lytham Festival, Lancashire – Saturday July 21
Nile Rodgers and CHIC, famous for hits including Everybody Dance and Le Freak, have enjoyed global success for more than 40 years. They remain as relevant today as they did when they first hit the scene back in 1976.
The four dates are presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “Nile Rodgers and Chic are the epitome of cool dance music. These are global superstars who are both adored by their fans and hailed as innovators by their peers.
“We are delighted to be working with them this summer and look forward to bringing the very best of disco to Alnwick.
“This beautiful castle provides a spectacular backdrop fitting to present what will be a stunning show.”
Sonic innovator and Grammy Award winner Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2017) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016). Nile’s work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Madonna and Diana Ross have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicci and Sigala reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.
The announcement from Cuffe and Taylor comes just a couple of weeks after the promoters announced British pop icons Madness will perform at Alnwick Castle on July 14. World-renowned classical crossover group Il Divo are also performing there as part of their UK tour on July 15.
Both the Nile Rodgers and CHIC and Il Divo concerts will be fully seated.
Peter added: “Alnwick Castle is a magnificent venue for open-air concerts and we are delighted to be presenting these shows there this summer. To have Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Madness and Il Divo all performing at the venue in the same week will be fantastic. The artists and shows and all very different and will appeal to a wide range of people.”
Tickets to all shows are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk