The festival will return to Leeds and Hatfield in May 2021.
CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will be playing a very special New Year’s Eve show for BBC One. They’ll be bringing their huge hits to Central Hall in Westminster, London to bring in 2018, accompanying the legendary firework spectacular.
Following the likes of Gary Barlow, Queen + Adam Lambert, Bryan Adams and Robbie Williams, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will lead the BBC One broadcast before the world famous fireworks display on the River Thames.
Guitarist Nile Rodgers celebrates multiple Grammy Awards for his ventures in composing, producing and arranging. He has worked on the likes of Let’s Dance by David Bowie, I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross, and Sister Sledge’s classic We Are Family.
He also collaborated with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on the global smash hit Get Lucky in 2013.
CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers blend funk and dance, unleashing dance floor classics such as Le Freak, Everybody Dance and Good Times.
Nile Rodgers says: “It’s been an incredible year for Chic in the UK, from playing in to 200,000 plus people at Glastonbury to our recent sold out arena shows in London and Liverpool. This is a great way to end our 40th year in a spectacular fashion and kick off a new year that will start with the release of the first new Chic music in years and the new album. Good Times are coming in 2018!”
“I am over the moon that Nile and CHIC will be heading up our New Year’s Eve celebrations,” adds Guy Freeman, Editor Special Events at BBC Studios. “With a host of timeless disco party classics on their setlist, I am sure that living rooms up and down the land will be boogieing along until the wee small hours!”
The evening also includes the spectacular firework display over the River Thames in London. The display will be choreographed to fit a specially edited medley of music, leading to a traditional rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
Limited tickets for CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 24 November 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.