Nile Rodgers and Chic to play Northampton gig

Nile Rodgers has worked with artists including David Bowie, Daft Punk and Madonna, as well as selling millions with his band Chic
Nile Rodgers has worked with artists including David Bowie, Daft Punk and Madonna, as well as selling millions with his band Chic

Disco legends Nile Rodgers & Chic will headline Franklin’s Gardens later this summer.

Disco legends Nile Rodgers & Chic will headline Franklin’s Gardens later this summer.

They will headline the Northampton venue on Sunday, June 30, and tickets go on sale next week.

Rodgers is best known for pop anthems including classic hits like Le Freak, Good Times, Everybody Dance and I Want Your Love.

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, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold more than 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.

Tickets go on general sale at 8am on Wednesday, March 6 with a pre-sale on Monday, March 4 at 8am.

Access to pre-sale tickets is available by subscribing to the Franklin's Gardens mailing list.

Saints chief executive Mark Darbon said: “Nile Rodgers is a music legend and we are thrilled to be welcoming him to Franklin’s Gardens later this summer. I have no doubt that he will put on a superb evening’s entertainment.

“Franklin’s Gardens is not just the home of Northampton Saints, but an excellent multi-use venue which is well suited to host events of this scale.

“We’re all really looking forward to a very special night.”

Music Plus Sport are bringing Nile Rodgers & Chic to the venue.

The promoters specialise in large-scale concerts at sport venues and events.

Since 2013, it has promoted more than 130 concerts attended by 1.2 million music and sport fans across the UK.

Simon Halden, MD and co-founder added: “We are thrilled to bring the legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic to Franklin’s Gardens for what will no doubt be a highlight of the summer alongside Madness.

“The stadiums crowds have a great atmosphere for the rugby and I’m sure it will be no different for these two iconic acts.”

Ticket start from £40 for adults with pitch standing, seating and accessible tickets available.

Paid car parking is also available at the venue.

There are also hospitality packages available via the club – for details, email sales@northamptonsaints.co.uk.

Nile Rodgers & Chic will be the second act performing the ground this summer, following Madness on who headline on Friday, June 28.

You can sign up for the Nile Rodgers ticket pre-sale here: www.franklinsgardens.co.uk/concerts/nile-rodgers