Following their limelight-stealing set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Chic and Nile Rodgers can now be announced as one of the headliners for this year’s BluesFest.

They will open the festival with a show at The O2 Arena on Friday 27 October

Chic have enjoyed widespread mainstream success since their inception in the late ‘70s thanks to a string of hits including Le Freak, Good Times and Everybody Dance.

The band’s founder and frontman Nile Rodgers has produced and played on some of the biggest-selling albums of all time by artists including Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

He will be bringing his legendary “$1 billion guitar” to London for this rare performance in the capital.

Chic join an esteemed rollcall of artists already lined-up to perform at BluesFest 2017 that includes Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Chris Isaak.

Nile Rogers said:  “We love performing in the UK and it’s an honour to be asked to headline this year’s BluesFest alongside the likes of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and Hall & Oates. Our fans can expect a night of funk and soul featuring all of our hits and maybe a few surprises!”

Also recently announced for BluesFest are two heavyweights of the blues world in the form of revered American blues-rock outfits Gov’t Mule and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

BluesFest director Leo Green said, “Securing bands of the calibre of Chic, Gov’t Mule and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is testament to our commitment to presenting the very best acts from around the world. These are three phenomenal live outfits who will all bring something extra special to the weekend’s proceedings.”


Friday 27 October

Chic feat. Nile Rodgers

The O2 Arena


Saturday 28 October

Daryl Hall & John Oates plus special guest Chris Isaak

The O2 Arena


Gov’t Mule + Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Indigo At The O2


Sunday 29 October

Steely Dan plus special guests The Doobie Brothers                      

The O2 Arena

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BluesFest 2017 runs from Friday 27-29 October. Tickets for Gov’t Mule and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are on sale now and tickets for Chic go on sale on Wednesday 5 July at 9am.

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