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Nile Rodgers to play in the new year on BBC One

By | Published on Thursday 23 November 2017

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers and Chic will occupy the now traditional new year music slot on BBC One this year, performing before and after the midnight fireworks display on 1 Jan 2018.

They will run through a greatest hits set, made up of songs written for both Chic and other artists, such as David Bowie, Daft Punk, Diana Ross and Sister Sledge. This follows BBC Four’s recent three part documentary on Rodgers, which I hope you watched because it was very good.

“It’s been an incredible year for Chic in the UK”, says Rodgers. “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!”

The BBC’s Special Events Editor Guy Freeman adds: “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!”

Rodgers joins Gary Barlow, Queen + Adam Lambert, Bryan Adams and Robbie Williams in giving viewers something to switch over to when there’s a shit bit on Jools Holland’s ‘Hootenanny’.