Chic feat Nile Rodgers to headline Bestival 2014

Closing out this years Bestival will be the king of funk himself, Mr Nile Rodgers who comes fresh off a massive year releasing Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky and picking up three Grammy Awards and a Brit Award.

Rob da Bank says: “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!”

We’re chomping at the bit to get on our Desert Island dancefloor as super producer and the world’s coolest man, Nile Rodgers is bringing the ultimate cosmic party band, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers back to Robin Hill, this time as glorious Sunday night headliners!

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. In recent years at Bestival, we’ve seen Nile and his Chic organisation re-emerge as a globally respected and truly mighty musical force and can’t wait to see them bringing the house down like only they can, headlining Sunday evening.

Chic ft Nile Rodgers to open up this years Exit Festival

The excitement is building after the festival's 14th birthday party brought the main square of Novi Sad to stand still as CeeLo Green performed to 30,000 people.  With only a week to go, festival goers will have 5 days of music, fun and sun to look forward to from 10th – 14th July 2013. Taking place in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to deliver the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and over 600 artists, performing on 20 stages connected by cobbled streets, ramparts and tunnels.

EXIT's first night features a stint in the city of Novi Sad followed by a performance at the fortress by legendary hitmaker Nile Rogers, the man behind the chart topping Daft Punk hit 'Get Lucky' kicking things off in disco dancing style with his original band CHIC on Wednesday 10th July. CHIC, is one of the most notable pop and disco sensations of all time with their their hits, "Good Times", "Dance, Dance, Dance", "Everybody Dance", "I Want Your Love” and “Le Freak” being recognisable all around the world. Not only that but there's performances from Arcadia, AREA51 and AlterNacija

EXIT Dance Arena reveals the final names for the Sunday closing party extravaganza with legendary Kerri Chandler, Guti live and George Fitzgerald who now joins Scuba b2b as Scuba is sadly now unable to perform his live show. Smashing the walls of the fortress, Sunday is always the loosest of nights, with local heroMarko Nastic closing the arena with his crazy antics.

The HappyNoviSad Stage features the most progressive styles of alternative electronic music, testing the boundaries of creativity and without compromise. Kicking off the proceedings with one of the leading world's underground labels, the legendary Dutch label Clone, with DJ Serge being the mastermind behind it all. Founded all the way back in 1993, this label drew public attention in a short period of time thanks to the fresh approach to classic sounds and beats of  Chicago house, Detroit techno, electro, disco and italo-disco. Clone's flag at the festival will be flown by Gerd, Alden Tyrell and Dexter. Saturday features Leisure System with Dopplereffekt, Ikonika and Visionist. Leisure System has been claiming the famous Berghain in Berlin its home for years now, safe to say we can't wait for some of their tunes to echo through the fortress walls. Om Unit, Dawn Day Night and dBridge, who at the same time celebrates the 10th birthday of his famous label Exit Records, which was created as Darren White’s (dBridge) token of love for music. Since its launch in 2003, Exit Records became the leading name in the progressive electronic music and raised the production, as well as material presenting standards.

For those of you who still want to party each morning after the Dance Arena and Main Stage close, we are putting on special afterhours on the boat Club Cristal featuring club partners FACT, JUNK, BlahBlahBlah, Musika, Colours in Music, Shapes, Spacestation, Idiosynphonic and Sublow plus surprise guest DJs from the festivaL…kicking off from 7am-2pm.

Artists include; Atoms for Peace, Bloc Party, Chic feat. Nile Rogers, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Snoop Dogg aka Snook Lion, The Prodigy, Chase & Status DJ Set, Eric Prydz, Jeff Mills, Steve Angello, Diplo, DJ Fresh live, Dubfire, Pan-Pot, Mark Knight, Rudimental Live, SBTRKT Dj Set, Seth Troxler and many more!  View full line up here.

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