Following his important intergalactic funk mission showing those Daft Punk Robots exactly how to party, the fabled dancefloor-filling hero returns to earthly realms. Picking up three Grammys and a BRIT on his way, he wipes the space dust from his trademark white suit, picks up his legendary six-string hit-maker, and descends majestically to the Isle of Wight. The call goes out from the Bestival crew, the King of Funk has arrived, Nile Rodgers is here and theDesert Island Disco is GO!
Ever since I first booked Chic and Nile for Bestival a few years back they have hands down been the best live band we’ve ever had at Bestival and Camp Bestival. And once people start realising how many hits Nile has written and produced for artists ranging from Madonna and David Bowie through to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky you realise this is just one huge disco jukebox that is gonna keep firing out the hits all night! I’m over the moon that Nile and the crew are going to wrap up our Desert Island Disco Finale with a damn funky, glittery bang. Everybody Dance! — Rob da Bank
Speaking about his headline set Nile Rodgers said:
I’m so excited to be back at Bestival, this time in the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot following legends Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Expect an extra special Desert Island Disco set from myself and Chic! Looking forward to seeing you all in September
The undisputed heavyweight King of Disco and hailed “a legend” by none other than Pharrell following their crowd-slaying collaboration at the BRITs, Mr Nile Rodgers is the world’s most in-demand producer right now, racking up studio time with the likes of Chase & Status, Felix da Housecat, Disclosure, David Guetta Tensnake, and Avicii. Additionally, Nile is also the man behind the biggest career hits from David Bowie, Dianna Ross, Duran Duran, and Madonna, to name but a few.
Following a precedent set by Fatboy Slim aboard HMS Bestival last year, Chic will be performing a spectacular and specially themed show, a Desert Island Disco Finale, exclusive to Bestival. With an awe-inspiring litany of pop music’s greatest hits from “Le Freak (Aw Freak Out)” and “Good Times” to “Let’s Dance” and “Like A Virgin”, it will be a jaw-dropping, eye-popping, firework-fuelled disco inferno to end times.