Nile Rodgers and Chic form part of BBC One New Year’s Eve line up.
“It’s been an incredible year for Chic in the UK, from playing in to 200,000 plus people at Glastonbury to our recent sold out arena shows in London and Liverpool. This is a great way to end our 40th year in a spectacular fashion and kick off a new year that will start with the release of the first new Chic music in years and the new album. Good Times are coming in 2018!” – Nile Rodgers
Nile, who was this year inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and his sensational band CHIC will be lighting up this New Year’s Eve live on BBC One as they bring some of the biggest hits ever to an unmissable music and firework spectacular in London.
For the fifth year running, and following in the footsteps of Gary Barlow, Queen + Adam Lambert, Bryan Adams and Robbie Williams, the beeb will broadcast a special live music concert before and after the world famous fireworks display on the River Thames.
Multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rogers is responsible for a string of worldwide hits including Let’s Dance by David Bowie, Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out and Sister Sledge’s classic hit We Are Family. All of this, coupled with Rogers’ collaboration with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on 2013’s worldwide hit single Get Lucky makes him undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of his generation.
Nile Rodgers & CHIC are one of the most prominent and enduring bands on the scene today. The group’s pared down funk and dance vibes have proven to be some of the most distinctive and emblematic music of our time with hits including Le Freak, Everybody Dance and Good Times.
“I am over the moon that Nile and CHIC will be heading up our New Year’s Eve celebrations. With a host of timeless disco party classics on their setlist, I am sure that living rooms up and down the land will be boogieing along until the wee small hours!” – Guy Freeman, Editor Special Events, BBC Studios