Nile Rodgers and CHIC to star at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 12 February 2018

Legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC will bring a night of dance, hip hop and rock to the Yorkshire coast this summer.

It is announced today that the disco legends will headline four UK seaside and stately home dates including a trip to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 24 June.

The full list of Nile Rodgers and CHIC dates are:

•    Scarborough Open Air Theatre – Sunday 24 June
•    Alnwick Castle, Northumberland – Wednesday 11 July
•    Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire – Thursday 19 July
•    Lytham Festival, Lancashire – Saturday 21 July 

Nile Rodgers and CHIC, famous for iconic hits such as 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 Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

“Following our recent announcement that Britney Spears will be playing Scarborough OAT this summer, to able to reveal that Nile Rodgers and CHIC are heading to the Yorkshire coast clearly shows the international talent we are able to attract to this stunning venue.”

Sonic innovator and multiple 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.

Nile Rodgers and CHIC join a stunning line-up at Scarborough OAT – Europe’s largest open air theatre – that includes international pop icon Britney Spears, Il Divo, Gary Barlow, The Script, Steps and Alfie Boe.

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