Following his announcement during a recent Billboard videocast, Nile Rodgers has confirmed he will join his Chic band to headline the Sunday night slot at this year’s Bestival in the Isle of Wight.

The slot, reserved for ‘legendary’ artists means Rodgers will feel right at home, seeing as the producer is counted as one of the most iconic and relevant showmen in the world today.

With the theme of the three day event centred around ‘Desert Island Disco’, the Chic hitmaker has promised an “extra special Desert Island Disco set from myself and Chic!”, adding “I’m so excited to be back at Bestival, this time in the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot following legends Stevie Wonder and Elton John….Looking forward to seeing you all in September”

Organiser Rob da Bank said: “Ever since I first booked Chic and Nile for Bestival a few years back they have hands down been the best live band we’ve ever had at Bestival and Camp Bestival. And once people start realising how many hits Nile has written and produced for artists ranging from Madonna and David Bowie through to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky you realise this is just one huge disco jukebox that is gonna keep firing out the hits all night! I’m over the moon that Nile and the crew are going to wrap up our Desert Island Disco Finale with a damn funky, glittery bang. Everybody Dance!”

Tickets for this year’s Bestival are on sale now direct from Ticketline.

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