Bluesfest announces Nile Rodgers, CHIC & Chaka Khan
BluesFest 2017 presents another incredible line-up at Dublin’s 3Arena this 25th October 2017. Following his phenomenal appearance at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival Nile Rodgers will be joined by CHIC plus special guest Chaka Khan at 3Arena, Dublin.
The career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific in music. Nile’s signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music – from Madonna to Diana Ross, from David Bowie to Eric Clapton.
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart- topping pop hits like “Le Freak”, sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times” and won CHIC nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work with CHIC and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers’ peerless influence is undeniable.
CHIC’s sound was anchored by the scratchy, James Brown-style rhythm guitar of Nile Rodgers and the indelible, widely imitated bass lines of Bernard Edwards. CHIC’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also helped create a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and even hip-hop in the post-disco era.
Chaka Khan is an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the band Rufus, her powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer, and during her 40-year career, she has developed a vast international fan base.
Chaka is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner (with 22 GRAMMY® nominations) who has the rare ability to sing in many music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and eleven RIAA certified gold and platinum albums.
Tickets, priced from €69.50, go on sale Friday 7th July at 9am – buy yours here.