Legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band Chic are heading to Lytham Festival for an uber cool night of disco, hip hop and rock.
Nile and Chic will headline the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green on Saturday July 21.
And they will be supported by special guests 80s pop chart-toppers Bananarama and Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul.
Nile Rogers and Chic, famous for hits including 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 announcement comes as it’s already been revealed Steps will kick off Lytham Festival on Wednesday July 18 as they headline a pop-fuelled part night in the Main Proms Arena with special guests Whigfield, Vengaboys and DJ Pat Sharp.
While classical cross-over group Il Divo will close the festival for Last Night of the Proms on Sunday July 22 with special guest Martine McCutcheon and the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Lytham Festival Director Peter Taylor said: “Nile Rodgers and Chic is a super cool act for Lytham Festival. These are global superstars who are both adored by their fans and hailed as innovators by their peers.
“This is a fantastic headline announcement and to have Bananarama and Soul II Soul as special guests means this is going to be an amazing night.”
Sonic innovator and Grammy Award winner Nile Rodgers was last year inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. A hugely successful song-writer and producer in his own right, and with Chic, Nile has rocked beyond the boundaries of disco with inimitable guitar riffs fundamental to hip hop, rock and electronic dance music.
With hits throughout the 80s including Really Saying Something, Cruel Summer and Love In The First Degree, Bananarama enjoyed huge success in both the pop and dance charts earning them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world.
Soul II Soul are best known for their 1989 UK chart-topper and US Top 5 hit Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) and Keep On Movin’ which reached number 5 in the UK. They have won two Grammy Awards and have been nominated for five Brit Awards.
Peter added: “We have already announced three fantastic headline nights for Lytham Festival and we have two more to come. This year’s festival is shaping up to be a brilliant event and we look forward to revealing more over the next couple of days.”