On the Waterfront presents Nile Rodgers & CHIC + The Zutons + more

Nile Rodgers NYE 2017-18 by Jill Furmanovsky

Iconic music legend Nile Rodgers & CHIC return this summer for their biggest show to date in the city, taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head on Thursday 16th September as part of the all-new four-day festival ‘On the Waterfront’.

Among music legends, 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 and the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”.  Nile’s work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Keith Urban, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Lady Gaga reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. 

Nile Rodgers commented, “The first song I ever learned to play on guitar was ‘A Day In The Life’ by the Beatles so coming back to Liverpool is always very special to me.  Coming back to Liverpool after living through the last 18 months makes it even more special.  We can’t wait to have Good Times with all of you.”

The ‘On the Waterfront’ series of shows celebrates a monumental return to live music in over a year for the city and who better to join the bill than Liverpool legends and Brit Award nominees The Zutons.   Following their recent announcement which will see them teaming up with Nile Rodgers to produce their first album in over a decade, fans can expect the four-piece to deliver an electric homecoming performance featuring some of their biggest hits including ‘Valerie’ and ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love’ to name a few.   

The Zutons frontman Dave McCabe commented “We can’t wait to do a gig especially with Nile Rodgers.  He’s been the soundtrack to a lot of my life.  It will be great to meet him in the flesh as well before we make our next album with him in September which I’m super excited about to say the least.  It’s going to be a good one!”

Another Liverpool breakout star joining the bill is double platinum and MOBO award winning singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson.  Undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories to come out of X-Factor and whose critically and commercially acclaimed album in 2011 became the fastest selling debut solo album of the decade (2007-2017).   Her undeniable talent has seen her perform with some of the biggest names in the industry including Burt Bacharach, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli and John Legend, currently she’s in the process of writing and recording her 5th album with none other than Nile Rodgers and will be performing throughout the UK this year.

This latest announcement culminates what will be a four-day long weekend of music for the inaugural ‘On the Waterfront’ festival which also features headline performances from Cream Classical featuring Kaleidoscope Orchestra and Camelphat.

Presale tickets available from 9am (General sale 10am) Friday 30th July, sign up now www.cream.co.uk/chic

EVENT INFO

Thursday 16th September

On the Waterfront presents

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

The Zutons

Rebecca Ferguson

+ more acts TBA

Venue:  Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HN / Price from:  £25+BF (Early Bird) / Doors: 16:00 – 23:00hrs

Age: 18 and over (Challenge 21 is in operation and valid photo ID is required).

TICKETS

www.ticketmaster.co.uk (Pre-sale & General)

www.skiddle.com (Pre-sale & General)