Nile Rodgers and Chic to headline Newmarket concert

Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline Newmarket Nights this summer

Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline Newmarket Nights this summer

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Superstar Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

The Jockey Club Live presents the legendary Nile Rodgers at Newmarket Nights on Friday, August 10.

The influential Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and Get Lucky guitarist has an extensive catalogue of hits to his name, as anyone who witnessed the BBC’s live New Year’s Eve concert will know.

As the co-founder of Chic, Rodgers generated hits like Le Freak, and sparked the advent of hip-hop with Good Times.

He took on production duties for artists such as David Bowie on his Let’s Dance album, Diana Ross, including singles Upside Down and I’m Coming Out, and Madonna on chart-topping hits Material Girl and Like A Virgin.

His magic touch has helped sell over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk (Get Lucky), 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 at Newmarket when he performs at what will undoubtedly be a memorable gig.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are delighted Nile Rodgers & Chic will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday, August 10.

“With such an amazing catalogue of hits, they are the perfect artist to spend a summer evening dancing to.”

Tickets for Nile Rodgers and Chic will go on sale at 8am on Friday, February 9 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk

A presale is available to customers at 8am on Wednesday, February 7.

Tickets are priced from £29. All terms and conditions are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

With the line-up for the 2018 Newmarket Nights season almost complete, Nile Rodgers is the penultimate act to be announced for the famous racecourse this summer.

Newmarket Nights this year will also see headline performances from:

• Paloma Faith on Friday, June 22

• James Blunt on Friday, June 29

• Craig David on Friday, July 20

• Plan B on Friday, July 27

• George Ezra on 17th August 27

• Plus The Vamps headlining the popular Summer Saturday Live on August 25.

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