The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses are delighted to announce the legendary NILE RODGERS & CHIC’s return to the July course, headlining the family-friendly Summer Saturday Live on Saturday 8thJune 2019.
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 11 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. Releasing their ninth studio album ‘It’s About Time’ in 2018, the release saw the band once again work the cream of the crop of the current music stars ranging from Mura Masa and Stefflon Don to Lady Gaga.
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.
Summer Saturday Live at Newmarket Racecourses is a day for the whole family, with Nile Rodgers & CHIC taking to the stage in the afternoon. There will be reduced priced children’s tickets aged 5-15 available when accompanied by a responsible adult of 18 or over, with children aged 4 and under entitled to free admission.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said; ‘Nile Rodgers and Chic were one of our most popular acts, so we are delighted to be welcoming them back to our Summer Saturday Live event this year. Remember to pack your dancing shoes, this is a performance you won’t want to miss!!’
Nile Rodgers & CHIC join previously announced headliners of Newmarket Nights, Madness (Friday 21stJune), Thriller Live (Friday 18thJuly), Rudimental (DJ Set, Friday 29thJuly) and Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra (Friday 2ndAugust) with more announcements to come.
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 of fans of live music.
The Jockey Club racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award-winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.
Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Thursday 31st January via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 12pm on Tuesday 29th January. Tickets are priced starting at £29 adult / £15 child (5 – 15 years) For 16years+ full price applies. Please note child tickets are limited and under 4’s must still register. All T&C’s are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.
In addition to Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Sandown Park, Market Rasen, Aintree, Haydock Park and Carlisle racecourses next summer.