CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional, and so it is with great pleasure that Bluesfest announces he will join their lineup for 2018. Rodgers amplifies his legacy as a multi-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, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like "Le Freak," sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times,” and won CHIC eleven Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations.
His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Pharrel Williams, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.
As a cultural icon and music innovator, Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation – which makes him the perfect artist for the family friendly Bluesfest in Byron Bay where he will be bringing the funk on Easter Monday. From "Good Times" to "Get Lucky," Rodgers' unrivaled track record is a mere glimpse of what's yet to come. Bluesfest is thrilled to welcome this dazzling artist in 2018.
“an avalanche of hits from an unstoppable disco force” – Guardian
“Monumental performances of Freak Out and the Good Times get everyone bouncing and screaming.” - Manchester Evening News
“Forty years after ‘Le Freak,’ Chic offers escapism with career-spanning dance party”
– Charlotte Observer
CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS IS PLAYING BLUESFEST ON MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2018