With the lineup for the 2018 Newmarket Nights season almost complete, The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses are proud to announce the penultimate act, the legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic, who will be headlining on Friday 10th August.
Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple 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 hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won Chic eleven Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work in the Chic Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie (incl. ‘Lets Dance’), Diana Ross (incl. ‘Upside Down’, ‘I’m Coming Out’) and Madonna (incl. ‘Material Girl’, ‘Like A Virgin’) have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.
Expect to hear some of the best-known pop anthems from the last four decades. With more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Nile Rodgers’ peerless influence is undeniable.
Nile Rodgers & Chic will join the previously announced Paloma Faith (22nd June), James Blunt (29th June), Craig David (20th July), Plan B (27th July) and George Ezra (17th August), with The Vamps headlining the popular family Summer Saturday Live on 25th August.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said;
‘We are delighted Nile Rodgers & Chic will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday 10th August. With such an amazing catalogue of hits, they are the perfect artist to spend a summer evening dancing to!’
The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. Summer Saturday Live and Newmarket Nights are a staple in the regions social calendar and last year hosted tens of thousands fans of live music, with performances from artists including Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, Culture Club and The Jacksons.
The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.