London three day bash takes place in June
Beck, Labrinth and Rudimental collaborator Anne Marie have been added to the bill at Nile Rodgers’ Fold Festival in London.
Jesse Rose and Krystal Klear join previously announced acts Chic, Alison Moyet, John Newman, Angie Stone, The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, rising Australian singer Grace, Incognito and Emin.
Taking place at Fulham Palace in South London, the historic home of the Bishop Of London, from June 24-26, Fold is a genre-spanning event over themed nights and booked personally by Chic’s Rodgers, inspired by an eleven-hour ‘tribute’ show he performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2012.
“I came up with this concept a few years ago in Montreux,” Rodgers previously said. “They wanted to honour me for my body of work and also the amount of times I had played the jazz festival and I felt uncomfortable because typically when people honour you for things like that it’s the end of your career and I’m still going! I knew that I had Daft Punk coming out and Avicii, I had all of this stuff coming out.”
He added: “It’s not the end of my career I hope! So I said ‘how about this, instead of you guys honouring me, why don’t I honour the music that got me here’. So we did 11 continuous hours of dance music. It was amazing. I had everyone from Grace Jones to Taylor Dayne to Alison Moyet, Mark Ronson, Felix Da Housecat, it was an amazing show, really incredible. What I was trying to show them was that seemingly disparate artists not only work well together, they work extremely well together. It makes us all bring our A game and it’s cool.”
The Fold festival dates are:
Friday 24th June Labrinth, Chic, Alison Moyet, The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Jesse Rose
Saturday 25th June Beck, Chic, Anne Marie, Emin, Nicole Moudaber
Sunday 26th June Chic, John Newman, Angie Stone, Grace, Incognito, Krystal Klear
For more information head to Foldfestival.com.