Nile Rodgers and Chic to close Bestival 2014

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 February 2014
Nile Rodgers and Chic

Nile Rodgers and Chic

Nile Rodgers and Chic have been unveiled as the final act to close Bestival 2014 with a "funky, glittery bang"

Nile Rodgers and Chic are closing Bestival 2014.

The legendary band have been chosen to headline the UK festival on the Sunday evening (07.09.14) and they are "excited" to have been bestowed the honour.

'Le Freak' hitmaker Nile commented: "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. Expect an extra special Desert Island Disco set from myself and Chic! Looking forward to seeing you all in September."

The disco group - who are currently working on a new album - will join fellow headliners OutKast, Beck and Foals at the Isle of Wight-based event, which boasts a tropical Desert Island Disco theme this year.

Rob da Bank, the festival's organiser, enthused: "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!"

The Bestival 2014 line-up also includes the likes of Sam Smith, Disclosure, Major Lazer and Busta Rhymes.


A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Summer of Love' with music from Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Underworld, The Jacksons, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Jamie xx, Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Little Dragon and…

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Thu 25 Jul 2019

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  • 12:00

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Disco and 70s grooves from the man who gave us 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance', 'We Are Family', 'He's the Greatest Dancer' and 'Lost in Music'.

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Sun 16 Dec

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